Frances Arias serves as the Director of Operations for the Green Beret Foundation. A native Texan and military spouse, she is deeply passionate about veterans’ issues and empowering veterans and their spouses with the tools and resources to have a successful transition from military service. Prior to working for the Green Beret Foundation, Frances worked at the George Washington University Law School where she supported eight professors. Actively involved in her community, Frances has previously supported the Green Beret Foundation as an Ambassador, served on the board of Racing for Valor, and is active in organizations including Women In International Security, The OSS Society, NDIA Women in Defense, Global SOF Foundation, Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, #NatSecGirlSquad, and the Society for Military History.
In her spare time, Frances can be found at the gym as she trains for her next powerlifting competition, enjoys visiting used bookstores to add to her vast military history book collection, and working on her marksmanship while at the range with the best firearms instructors – Green Berets. Frances holds a B.A. in Political Science from McMurry University and Master’s Degrees from American Military University in Asymmetrical Warfare and Strategic Intelligence.
Frances resides in Texas with her husband Dennis and their Dachshund Lily.