What Makes An Operator?

Earlier this year, four members of the Special Operations Association of America (SOAA) board, including yours truly, took part in a grueling 2-day event. The event stirred many memories and…

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SOF and Ceremony with Jesse Gould

We recently had the chance to speak with Jesse Gould, a Ranger Veteran and Founder of the Heroic Hearts Project (HHP). HHP helps Veterans to transition from their military life…

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When SOF Runs For Congress: Derrick Anderson

Over the past couple of years, Americans have dealt with a number of crises, from fighting a global pandemic to watching our ignominious retreat from Afghanistan, and more. A sense…

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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 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 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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