Phoenix Patriot Foundation


PPF is one of the lead charities on behalf of the Never Quit Challenge


Phoenix Patriot Foundation


Our Mission

The mission of Phoenix Patriot Foundation is to provide direct support to severely wounded veterans enabling them to fully recover, reintegrate and remain engaged in serving America.


Our vision is to aid these patriots, through individually-tailored programs, in their full recovery and their journey to independent and lifelong sustainability, thus enabling them to return to service within their communities and nation.


  • To create unique opportunities for severely wounded veterans, aiding in their full recovery and complete reintegration into their communities and nation.
  • To increase the public's awareness of and enlist their support for severely wounded veterans through unique experiences.
  • To aid our wounded veterans, through direct programs, in renewing passion and creating lifelong, independent sustainability enabling them to return to service in their communities and nation.

Core Values

  • Service
  • Education
  • Loyalty
  • Passion


Service is our first core value and is one aspect that makes Phoenix Patriot Foundation unique as an organization. Service, to us, simply means finding passion in life during the recovery process. This is manifested through positive contributions to society. We will support this value of service by identifying the interests of these injured patriots, building skill sets, and lastly, facilitating their return into the work force as productive citizens.


 Phoenix Patriot Foundation founder Jared Ogden


Phoenix Patriot Foundation is an IRS 501(c)3 Charity - Your donation is tax deductible - Phoenix Patriot Foundation Tax ID 27-3074476

Phoenix Patriot Foundation • PO Box 7082 • San Diego CA, 92167





When you support PPF you support our nations combat veterans.  These are some of our events that we produce on behalf of our combat wounded.  We need your continued support to increase our outreach and we appreciation your generous contributions


Dan Cnossen

Dan Cnossen graduated from the Naval Academy in 2002 and is a Navy SEAL. During his third deployment, Dan sustained near life-ending injuries in Afghanistan in August, 2009.

Since his injury, Dan has achieved many remarkable accomplishments, most notably as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Biathlon Team. Dan will represent the USA in So Chi, Russia, in the 2014 Winter Games. Dan leads the U.S. team both on and off the snow and shooting range.

He consistently places in the top 10 in international events, and his eyes are set on the podium in So Chi next winter! In support of Dan and his calling to continue to serve our nation, PPF procured a custom built, state-of-the-art hand cycle, enabling him to maintain excellent cardiovascular conditioning leading up to the Olympics Games.

We salute you Dan!Thank you for visiting our Phoenix Patriot Foundation facebook page. We are committed to serving our combat wounded with quality programs and to help them achieve their personal goals. 

Please support PPF to continue on with the mission:

31 Heroes Event - Photo by:  Andrea Gallagher Photography


 PPF goes to the Padre's game at Petco Park! 

Purple Heart Patriots Challenge


During qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 12, 2011 in Avondale, Arizona.

 A special thanks to Pastrana Waltrip Racing for making this a first class event for the most deserving defenders of our freedom and American values


Setting up camp in preparation for NASCAR's Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2011 in Avondale, Arizona.







LT Guy McDermott is a native of Southern California. He joined the Navy in 1989 and attended boot camp in San Diego CA.


He then completed the Navy Air Traffic Control Certification and reported to NAS Point Mug and qualified as a tower supervisor and final approach radar specialist.


In December 1992, he reported to USS Constellation (CV-64) for duty as a Carrier Air Traffic Controller. While posted to USS Constellation he worked in the air operations center where he was responsible for the safe departure and arrival of all aircraft assigned to the vessel.



In October 1995, he was assigned to Fleet Air Control Facility, San Diego for duty as a radar controller.  Where he qualified as a Facility Watch Supervisor and was responsible for the safe flight of all aircraft in Southern California restricted airspace. 


In January 1998, LT McDermott was accepted and completed the Naval Special Warfare Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUD/s), and graduated in Class 219.


In October 1998, he was assigned to SEAL Team FIVE. During this time, he completed two deployments: One to PACOM as a primary SEAL platoon radioman/joint terminal controller.



And another as a platoon LPO to Southeast Asia in support of the GWOT. One of his most memorable operations was going to North Korea to support the recovering of MIA Americans’ remains from the Korean War.


In June 2002, LT McDermott was accepted into the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral Program.  He graduated with honors from the University of San Diego with a BA in Business Administration in May 2005.


Upon his commissioning as a Naval Officer, he joined SEAL Team SEVEN.  While there, he deployed to Iraq in 2007 in support of “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and again to Afghanistan in 2009 support of “Operation Enduring Freedom”


Now retired, Guy is pursuing a new career as a firefighter. 



Guy McDermott

Phoenix Patriot Foundation

Chief of Operations