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 […]

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 […]

What makes a Green Beret Special? A Coalition Forces member pulls security at a province near Camp Price on August 11, 2007, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Photo by Specialist David Gunn.

What Makes a Green Beret Special?

August 30, 2018 SOF News 0

By Steven Boyd Newman, MSG (R), SF For the last five years I’ve been working on a screenplay, Kill or Capture, a true story about a team from 7th Special Forces Group. The men on this team and their story reached into […]

Lyle Dean Drake receiving the Silver Star in Vietnam while assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group.

TAPS – Major (Ret) Lyle Dean Drake – RIP

August 18, 2018 SOF News 0

A long-time member of the U.S. Army Special Forces and later a civilian employee for the Department of Defense has passed away. Major (Ret) Lyle Dean Drake spent 39 years working for the federal government in either a military or […]

BG Sean Mulholland Special Forces

BG (Ret) Sean Mulholland – SF Officer – RIP

August 9, 2018 SOF News 0

BG (Retired) Sean Mulholland passed away. He was a retired U.S. Army officer with numerous tours and assignments with Special Forces and special operations. He commanded from the ODA to SOC level within the special operations community. His last command […]

Iron Mike Healy

Iron Mike Healy – RIP

April 14, 2018 SOF News 0

Iron Mike Healy – RIP. A legendary U.S. Army Special Forces officer died on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Retired Major General Michael D. Healy joined the Army shortly before the Japanese surrender at the end of World […]