If you hear model names, what they’re identified for rapidly will pop into your thoughts. Names like McDonald’s, Advil, and even Apple immediately carry a product or firm brand to thoughts. When the query of who’s Special Forces was requested by the first Special Forces Command Chief of Employees, COL Ed Croot, he acquired blended responses. COL Croot’s examine decided that the SF Regiment was present process an identification disaster.
We gathered seven esteemed Sergeants Main from throughout the SF Regiment to debate what’s the SF identification and if there was an identification disaster:
SGM Dave Friedberg, the Alpha firm 4th Battalion, 1st particular forces group sergeant main. Dave joined particular forces in 1999 and is an authentic regional help component plank holder. He has a number of deployments within the INDOPACOM AOR.
CSM Retired Jeffrey Wright. Jeff served in 3 completely different Special Forces teams and because the senior enlisted chief for 4 joint instructions. He served within the military from the chilly struggle to the gulf struggle to the worldwide struggle on terror and plenty of factors in-between.
SGM Matt Williams, the 2nd bn third particular forces group operations sergeant main. Matt joined underneath the 18x program in 2005. He has deployed to Afghanistan and Africa many occasions and was an teacher at SFARTAETC. SGM Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2019 for his actions in the course of the battle of Shok Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008.
CSM Retried Invoice Thetford, the USASOC Operations Integrator. Invoice joined particular forces in 1993 and retired in March 2019. Most of his experience comes from CENTCOM and SOCOM.
CSM Dave Waldo, the CSM of 4th battalion 1st SWTG. He joined particular forces in 2001 and began his SF profession in 1st Special Forces Group. He now works to mildew the latest generations of Inexperienced Berets.
CSM retired Terry Peters entered the Army as an infantryman Sep 14, 1983, and retired because the third Group CSM with 27 years within the Army. Since retiring in early 2010, Terry has served the SF Group in an advisory function to many leaders and contributes to quite a few charities that assist SF Veterans and their Households. He presently serves because the Honorary CSM of the Regiment.
CSM(Ret) Thomas (Tom) Smith, who spent 35 years in SF, beginning in 1977 till 2012. He served over 8 years on the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Particular Warfare Heart and Faculty instructing SERE and within the SF Pipeline. Tom served because the U.S. SOCOM CSM for over 5 years, the place he created the Joint Particular Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy. After he retired, he created the Summit Course in JSOFSEA and continues to show and mentor.
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