Founded in August 2021 after the failed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Project DYNAMO is led by Bryan Stern, a 9/11 first responder, and a team of dedicated intelligence and special operation veterans. Shocked by the sight of Afghans falling to their deaths to escape the Taliban, the DYNAMO team resolved to never be spectators. Within days, we deployed forward and were on the ground rescuing people from Afghanistan, before the U.S. military’s final exit. Once the U.S. military left, our first major mission rescued 117 stranded Americans in a single day, marking one of the largest private evacuations in American history.
Since then, we’ve executed 597 missions globally—from Afghanistan to Ukraine to Sudan—and domestically in response to natural disasters. Entirely donor-funded and veteran-led, we pride ourselves on being the best, not the biggest. Where the U.S. government lacks presence or access, Project DYNAMO steps in. We vow to never leave our fellow Americans behind.