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Fort Carson Mountaineer

Most SOF missions require non-SOF assistance

By Sgt. 1st Class Charles Crail | 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

Editor’s note: The full names and identifications of those serving in the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) are withheld due to safety and security of the Soldiers and their Families.

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Special Forces Soldiers rely on stealth to complete their missions. Special Forces are organized into small, versatile teams called operational detachment alphas (ODA).

ODAs work closely with and through indigenous partner forces to accomplish their missions. At home station, close ties to neighboring conventional U.S. forces allows for realistic training and preparations for overseas missions.

During a recent validation exercise, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) was provided assistance from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, playing the roll of a foreign partner force.

These close interoperability partnerships with collocated conventional forces allow the Green Berets to maintain proficiency in training techniques while also bolstering the familiarization of conventional teams with working to accomplish SOF specific missions.

To learn more about Special Operations and their mission, visit the Special Operations Recruiting Team by stopping by 1853 O’Connell Blvd., building 1042, room 143. Call 719-524-1461/1462 or text “CARS07” to 462769.

Most SOF missions require non-SOF assistance
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