The Untold Story of Women in Special Operations

When I talk about my time in Special Operations, I often find that few people have heard of “CSTs” and even fewer know what we did in Afghanistan. This kind…

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Interview with Tim “Tito” Torres

Rangers lead the way. This is the motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and a guiding mantra for Timothy “Tito” Torres, a recently joined board member of the Special Operations…

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Dr. Frueh Speaks On Operator Syndrome

It's been well documented that the Special Operations community wrestles with a higher rate of suicide than the rest of the US military. As an organization, we have been working…

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The Biden Cyber Memorandum: Are We Safe from Cyber Attacks?

Last summer, President Biden signed a national security memorandum that takes an important step in preparing America’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats. The memorandum sets out a number of initiatives…

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The Shifting Tide of Unconventional Warfare

The Role of Cyber in Great Power Competition. Unconventional Warfare, or UW, is a coined term used by Special Operations Command. In essence, UW is when an elite squad of…

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SOTF Interview with Pete Martinez

The SOF community has a unique talent for producing amazing people and we are lucky to have the opportunity to bring their voices to the public. However, as any SOF…

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SOTF Interview with Christian Ruf

As part of our continuing effort to bring forward the voices of the Special Operations community, we spent a balmy August afternoon speaking with Christian Ruf, a former pilot for…

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SOTF Interview with Damon Leishman

SOAA believes it is important to hear from those within the SOF community who wish to share their experiences and tips with the rest of us. We had the opportunity…

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Camaraderie Is Essential When Transitioning Out Of SOF

Transition struggles are real for every SOF operator and those who have served with us in a direct support function. The connection we have in this elite brother/sisterhood while we…

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