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Old 10-03-2013, 18:55   #1
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What a Special Forces ‘Legion Detachment’ is made of

http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/201...tachment-made/

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5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – A Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha is designed to be comprised of 12 highly trained Green Berets.
The team typically includes two of each specialty to include: weapons, engineering, medical, communications, and intelligence sergeants. The teams are led by a detachment commander, assistant detachment commander and a senior Special Forces team sergeant.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:23   #2
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Good article, will share.. Thanks
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:18   #3
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...A Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha is designed to be comprised of 12 highly trained Green Berets.
The team typically includes two of each specialty to include: weapons, engineering, medical, communications, and intelligence sergeants. The teams are led by a detachment commander, assistant detachment commander and a senior Special Forces team sergeant...
..who aren't trusted by their promotion focused leadership to do much of anything an SF soldier is suppose to do.

We dont have to worry about the national will or the civilian leadership's unwillingness in using our UW capability. Hell our own commanders will never let go of control enough to let an ODA function in a UW environment.

Pretty cool article though and good on the boys from the Legion
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:09   #4
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Flashbacks

Dude, Flashbacks to the 100 miler, stress test, validation, et al from the "good old days".

Thanks for the story.
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Old 10-27-2013, 17:21   #5
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Good job to the teams.


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Old 10-27-2013, 17:43   #6
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Dude, Flashbacks to the 100 miler, stress test, validation, et al from the "good old days".

Thanks for the story.
Thanks Pete. Now I am having flash backs and need PTSD meds....
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:57   #7
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I am going to drink a lot when I get home...a lot of water..ruck up!!!

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Old 10-28-2013, 06:09   #8
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..who aren't trusted by their promotion focused leadership to do much of anything an SF soldier is suppose to do.

We dont have to worry about the national will or the civilian leadership's unwillingness in using our UW capability. Hell our own commanders will never let go of control enough to let an ODA function in a UW environment......
And that, sadly, is the one thing that hasn't changed in 40 years.

Great article, thanks DPZ.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:02   #9
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Right after I got to 7th Group, I was pulling support for the 1st Best Team Competition that started on about September 8th(?), 2001. I went to deliver water out to one of the checkpoints on September 11th and the point sitter had a portable TV with him and showed us what was going on outside of Pisgah Natl Forest. Talk about some PTSD!

I think The Legion won that one if I remember correctly. I went through part of the course with the team leader, that's why I remember that team.
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Dude, Flashbacks to the 100 miler, stress test, validation, et al from the "good old days".
Yes, the good old days when we were all good looking woman killers and they served beer and strippers in the club system; then came the stress tests, validations, and rucks from hell. The good old days.
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And that, sadly, is the one thing that hasn't changed in 40 years.

Great article, thanks DPZ.
Shouldn't this be a sign that WE need to change faced with nothing but the fact that our leadership and Washington will not allow us to do the job? Aren't we sustaining a capability that does not have a realistic operational application?
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Anyone ever seen a 12 man A-Team?
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Anyone ever seen a 12 man A-Team?
At Gabriel...
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Anyone ever seen a 12 man A-Team?
Yes.

I just got back from A-stan, had a 12 man team.
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12 man A Team

Let me guess - it was a composite team, and one of the four that the AOB deployed with . . .
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