SFC Jeremy Griffin KIA Afghanistan 2019

SFC Jeremy Griffin – 1st SFGA – RIP

September 17, 2019 John Friberg 0

A Special Forces soldier, SFC Jeremy Griffin, was killed on Monday, September 16, 2019 in Afghanistan. He died of wounds from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations in Wardak province, Afghanistan. He was a member of the 3rd […]

Congressional Gold Medal OSS USASOC

USASOC Receives Congressional Medal Awarded to OSS

September 5, 2019 John Friberg 0

The United States Army Special Operations Command has received the Congressional Medal awarded to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The special operations forces and intelligence community organizations that trace their roots to the OSS are receiving an honorary replica. […]

SFC Dustin Ard KIA Afghanistan

Dustin Ard, 1st Special Forces Group, RIP

August 31, 2019 John Friberg 0

Sergeant First Class Dustin Ard, 31, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died August 29, 2019, during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan. He was on a joint operation with an Afghan commando unit. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on October 4, […]

Jose Gonzalez KIA Afghanistan Special Forces

MSG Jose Gonzalez, 7th SFGA – RIP

August 28, 2019 John Friberg 0

Master Sergeant Jose Gonzalez, a Special Forces NCO, die of wounds sustained during small arms fire on August 21, 2019 during a combat operation in Faryab province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group based at Eglin […]

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa – KIA in Afghanistan

August 22, 2019 John Friberg 0

Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa, 31, died August 21, 2019 during combat operations in Faryab province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Deleon-Figueroa, a native of Chicopee, Massachusetts, had attended […]

A U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to 19th Special Forces Group lands during a military freefall operation near Cincu, Romania while participating in Trojan Footprint 19. (SOCEUR, June 2019).

Trojan Footprint 19 – SOF in Black Sea Region

August 11, 2019 John Friberg 0

In June 2019 the U.S Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) conducted Trojan Footprint 19. In 2018 Trojan Footprint took place in the Baltic states – exercise the rapid deployment of an unconventional warfare capability of U.S. special operations forces. This […]

Proxy Warfare - Hmong Guerrilla Company, Phou Vieng, 1961, Wikimedia Commons.

Pub – Proxy Warfare and U.S. SOF

August 10, 2019 John Friberg 0

A report by CNA Analysis & Solutions provides a study of past and current use of proxy warfare by the United States. It examines case studies of the use of proxy forces by the U.S., identifies several common themes, and […]

DoD Quarterly Report OIR August 2019

DoD Quarterly Report on OIR (August 2019)

August 7, 2019 John Friberg 0

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has posted the quarterly report to Congress on OIR. The report covers the period of April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The report is entitled Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent […]

Tip of the Spear, USSOCOM, June 2019

Tip of the Spear – USSOCOM – June 2019

August 1, 2019 John Friberg 0

The United States Special Operations Command has published the June 2019 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40- page online PDF has a number of interesting articles about U.S. special operations forces participating in exercises and operations around the […]