Combat Flip Flops’ Co-Founder to Speak at Got Your 6’s LA Storytellers


{Issaquah, WA}—Got Your 6, a nonprofit that believes veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to lead a resurgence of community across the nation, has selected Combat Flip Flops’ Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin to speak at it’s annual Veteran’s Day Storytellers event in Los Angeles. The event will take place from 9 - 11am on Tuesday, November 1st at TV Academy, 5220 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601.

“We are honored to be chosen by Got Your 6 for the 2016 Storytellers series,” said Combat Flip Flops’ Co-Founder and CEO, Griff. “Sharing a quixotic story and standing among other veteran leaders working to change local communities in this country and around the world, we are #VetInspired.”

“Veterans are as diverse as the country we served, and we’re pleased to share Griff’s story as we work to refocus the narrative of veterans as leaders, team builders, and civic assets,” said Bill Rausch, Iraq War veteran and executive director of Got Your 6. “Through Griff and our other incredible Storytellers, we hope to inspire communities across the country to embrace veterans as essential civic assets who bring about positive change.” 

Got Your 6 gathers veterans who deliver TED-style talks at Storytellers about their ideas, accomplishments, or philosophies. The fourth annual Storytellers talks will be live-streamed at and later distributed online. Videos from the 2015 event were viewed more than three million times. This year, Got Your 6 Storytellers will be held in three cities across the country: New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. To attend the free LA event, please RSVP here.

On November 11, Griff will also be speaking in San Francisco at the second annual Battle Tested speaker series. Hosted at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, Battle Tested invites veterans from all different backgrounds to speak on how their military experience influenced where they are today but does not define them as an individual. To attend this event and for more info, please visit Battle Tested’s website.

About Combat Flip Flops
Combat Flip Flops is a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas.Working with self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict, Combat Flip Flops’ willingness to take bold risks, build community connections, and create distinct designs communicate, ‘Business, Not Bullets’—flipping the view on how wars are won.In 2016, through the brands’ Unarmed Forces (consumers and supporters) they have funded 134 years of school for Afghan girls, while also clearing over 5,000 square meters of land mines in Laos, allowing children to safely walk to school and farmers to harvest their land. To keep up with Combat Flip Flops, please visit sales inquiries, please contact Matthew Griffin, media inquiries, please contact Kate Ketschek,