Green Beret Uses Storytelling to Cope with the Invisible Wounds of War
"Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret" (Photo courtesy "Last Out")

Green Beret Uses Storytelling to Cope with the Invisible Wounds of War

Retired Green Beret-turned playwright, Scott Mann, uses the art of storytelling to cope with the invisible wounds of combat and the struggles that come with returning to civilian life. Scott…

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Origins of the Term “Special Operator”
A 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (7 SFG (A)) Green Beret High Altitude Low Opening(HALO) jump master looks for the drop zone before jumping off the ramp of a U.S. Air Force AC-130 during a HALO freefall jump. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Young)

Origins of the Term “Special Operator”

Ever wonder how the term Special Operator came to be? According to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command History Office, the term can be first traced back to the Green…

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A Big Look at the Smallest Green Beret
(Photo via Richard Flaherty Facebook)

A Big Look at the Smallest Green Beret

Richard Flaherty was probably the most unique Green Beret to ever serve in the U.S. Army's Special Forces. He stood at just 4"9 tall. While it was a big fight…

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Green Beret Recalls A Mission to Remember
US Air Force Bell UH-1P helicopters fly into Cambodia in 1970. (US Air Force/Capt. Billie D Tedford)

Green Beret Recalls A Mission to Remember

During the Vietnam War, Recon Team ST Idaho will never forget Christmas 1968 - because it was almost their last. ST Idaho was a Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations…

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Military Leadership: A Case for the 1st SF SOCOM Commander
"150220-KJ310-A-013" by USASOC News Service is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Military Leadership: A Case for the 1st SF SOCOM Commander

The U.S. Army Special Forces – better known as the Green Berets – perform a great deal of our country’s missions that call for a diplomatic military presence, and as…

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The Green Beret
"Green Berets" by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Green Beret

Allow us to be biased for a moment: our founder is currently serving in the Special Forces, so here at the Special Operations Association of America we are quite fond…

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