The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society is a nonprofit organization that honors the historic accomplishments of the OSS during World War II, the first organized effort by the United States to implement a centralized system of strategic intelligence and the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. It educates the American public regarding the continuing importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation of freedom.
William J. Donovan Award®, the preeminent annual gathering of the U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations communities.
In 2018 we produced a 15 minute film that told the story of women serving in the OSS during World War II, and how their endeavors paved the wave for other women serving in the intelligence community. The film then highlighted the intelligence career of Gina Haspel, the Director of CIA, and recipient of the 2018 Donovan Award. Gina Haspel personally wrote us a note appreciating the film.
In 2019 we produced two films for the Awards Dinner gala. The first film was a 13-minute celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and told the story of the OSS special operations that helped make D-Day a turning point in the fight against Hitler. Our second film paid tribute to General Jim Mattis, the 2019 recipient of the Donovan Award, and it highlighted the U.S. Marine Corps. Admiral McRaven who attended the event was personally touched and mentioned the films in the NY Times article he wrote. The D-Day film is now being considerer at several prestigious national and international film festivals and awards.