TBS is proud to announce our partnership with The First Alliance Foundation (TFA)

TFA- Official Foundation Description

The First Alliance (TFA) Foundation is a US Private Foundation, registered as a non-profit corporation in Delaware and residing in Florida.  TFA has a US tax ID number and has formally filed and has official IRS “pending” US 501-C3 status.



The TFA Foundation mission is to strengthen the French-American strategic alliance.

  • TFA seeks to advance shared strategic goals, strengthen bilateral thought-leadership and support confidence building between current and future strategic leaders.


TFA-Funded Projects and Programs:

TFA awards will support and strengthen the French-US geo-strategic alliance through projects and programs engaging the military and official-public sector, and private sector (including not for profit organizations).

TFA will fund initiatives that both (1) commemorate the French-American alliance and (2) contribute to strengthening the current and future relationship.

  • These projects may include commemoration events and prizes or other funding and material support to existing foundations and defense educational institutions.

TFA will provide awards for the first projects publicly in 2019 to coincide with the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris by the French and Americans.

  • Commemorations in the summer-fall 2019 will take place in both Paris and Washington DC
  • A prize competition will be organized for French and American war college officers.


TFA Founding and Organization Background:

TFA is founded and funded by The Hon. Carole Brookins as a US-domiciled Private “non-operating” Foundation with US 501 C-3 status.   Appropriate relationships are being structured with French and US organizations to carry out programs and projects aligned with the Foundation’s mission.

TFA will formally publicly announce in Washington D.C. on December 11, 2018, but has been officially operating since July 1, 2018.  All official documents have been filed with official federal and state agencies in compliance with all relevant US legal, accounting, and regulatory requirements.

The founder serves as Chair of The First Alliance (TFA).   LTG (France-R) Olivier Tramond serves as a Member of the Board of Directors, Strategic Affairs consultant, responsible to the Chair in executing the mission.  Other Directors are Dr. Richard Sandor (CEO & Founder, The American Financial Exchange), Mr. Lawrence Goodman (CEO & Founder, The Center for Financial Stability) and Mr. Richard Kamenitzer (Secretary/Treasurer). TFA’s five distinguished U.S.  Senior Advisors are Susan Eisenhower (President, The Eisenhower Group) Mr. Tony Culley-Foster (President &Founder, CFCO, Intl), LTG (R) David Huntoon, LTG (R) “Mick” Kicklighter, and VADM (R) Scott Van Buskirk.

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