Sgt. 1st Class (R) Melvin Morris and Sgt. Maj. Matt Williams sit down to debate what it means to serve within the Special Forces Regiment, the worth of variety, and the significance of partnerships world wide.
Sgt. 1st Class (R) Melvin Morris entered the Oklahoma Army Nationwide Guard in 1959 and later requested to hitch the lively Army. He turned one of many first Troopers to don the ‘inexperienced beret’ on the command of President John F. Kennedy, Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1961. Morris volunteered twice for deployments to Vietnam. Sgt. 1st Class Morris acquired the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014.
Sgt. Maj. Matthew Williams, the third Special Forces Group operations sergeant main, graduated from Angelo State College with a bachelor’s diploma in legal justice. Pushed to serve, Williams enlisted into the Army underneath the 18X Special Forces enlistment program in September 2005. After finishing Infantry One Station Unit Coaching, Williams attended Primary Airborne Coaching at Fort Benning, Georgia.
He then went via the Special Forces evaluation and choice course of in 2006 and was accepted into this system. In 2007, Williams graduated as a weapons sergeant from the Special Forces Qualification Course and was assigned to third Special Forces Group (Airborne). Sgt. Maj. Williams acquired the Medal of Honor on October 30, 2019.