Be Unbreakable!!


Mother. Marine. Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. Reality Star. Those are just a few words to describe this decorated Gunnery Sergeant of Marines, Tee Marie Hanible. Tee recently retired from the Marine Corps after 19 years. Her first assignment after retirement was becoming the only female military expert on the new Fox Network, reality-based competition show, American Grit. Her military expertise, fitness background and philanthropic mindset has brought viewers excitement and joy every week as they tuned into this new ground-breaking television show hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena. 

Tee Hanible was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois by her adoptive parents Minnie and William C. Hudson. She deployed to Iraq for the initial invasion in 2003 and was the only female to go out with her unit. Her organization, Operation Heroes Connect, connects at-risk youth with service members and veterans as full-time mentors a mission that given her humble beginnings, is near and dear to her heart. Her organization not only partners service members and veterans as mentors for at risk youth but also provide community outreach services in the DC, MD and VA areas as well as an annual youth summer camp program facilitated by veterans.   

Tee’s recognition and awards include: The 2013 recipient of the Marine Corps Maj McClung Leadership Award for the Marine Corps, the 2013 C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteer Service presented by the USO. Tee is also the recipient of the 2014 Washingtonian Award (To date Tee is the only service member to have been awarded this coveted title), the 2015 Dunkin Donuts Community Hero Award for her outstanding work in the Northern Virginia and D.C. area, the 2016 Courageous Generational Women’s Leadership award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Tee Hanible is also the recipient of the “She Means Business” and “Social Butterfly” awards presented by the Ms. Veteran America organization.

Tee’s most recent accomplishments includes her work as the National Veteran’s Chair for Women’s March as well as a board member for Women’s March D.C. chapter. You can find her upcoming widely anticipated book “The Warrior Code” 11 Principles To Unleash the Badass Inside of You set to be released February 5th 2019 on Amazon, all Barnes and Noble Bookstores, iTunes, and Audible.

CEO / Founder of Operation Heroes Connect


"Mentorship Program"

Our mission at Operation Heroes Connect is to help provide assistance to at risk adolescents, by helping them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary for them to reach their full potential and to make positive choices in their lives. Operation Heroes Connect partners veterans and service members as full time mentors for at risk youth.

"Volunteer Program"

Through our volunteer program we want to give back to those who have continued to support us. Our volunteer program is centered towards helping out within our local communities from donating our time and resources to homeless shelters, organizing food drives, and holding empowerment seminars or assisting others organization. It is our pleasure to have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in our community!



11 Principles to Unleash the Badass Inside of You

From American Grit co-star, former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tee Marie Hanible comes the story of how she became a warrior… and how you can do it too.

“Tee Marie Hanible is a real-life warrior and an incredibly fierce woman in her own right. The Warrior Code is a must read!” —Alyssa Milano

“Tee Marie Hanible, a woman of incredible strength and courage, has now given readers a guide that will show them how to tap into their own power with The Warrior Code. A must-have!” —Montel Williams

In The Warrior Code, entrepreneur, philanthropist, reality star, and retired Gunnery Sergeant Tee Marie Hanible serves up eleven principles to awaken your inner badass and thrive in the face of adversity.

After surviving the death of her father, enduring foster care, and being expelled from school, Tee joined military reform school, where she began uncovering her inner warrior. As part of one of the first female classes of recruits to complete the Marine Corps Crucible and the Marine Combat Training, and as the only woman to deploy with her unit to Iraq in 2003, Tee tested her mettle and learned the key to becoming an unbreakable woman. 

With insightful honesty and wisdom, and set against the backdrop of Tee’s life, The Warrior Code will help you understand that things can beat us back from realizing our true potential...but the key is finding the way to realize one’s own innate strength. 

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