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Team Sergeant
12-01-2005, 18:29
Introduce yourself with your first post.

When you come into our house we'd like to know a little about you. This assists in framing a response to post from a Professional Soldiers ® member.

De Oppresso Liber

mike_f
12-01-2005, 20:18
Hello,

Thanks for allowing me to be a guest here. I wandered in here while researching binoculars. You have a very nice site and I've found the info that I've read so far to be straight forward and very useful.

I have no military experience.

I am a geological engineer and work for a private consulting firm.

Hobbies include target shooting, collecting Russian AK-related gear & parts.

mike_f

Rehhan
12-02-2005, 01:21
Hello Everyone,

First off thank you for making these forums open, I've found a wealth of information here and feel as though I've only touched the surface. Likewise thank you for the service you provide to our country, it is much appreciated.

I'm currently a college student, transfering from a two year college to a four year university. I am however considering joining the army on an 18x contract and have come here to learn more about my options. This is likely to be one of my only posts as I plan to listen and learn.

ObliqueApproach
12-02-2005, 01:49
Welcome Mike and Rehhan,

ABN307
12-02-2005, 03:51
Good morning gentlmen. Thank you for allowing me in as a guest. I have enjoyed reading the threads thusfar as they are professional and straight forward, unless one steps on his johnson with golf shoes! I do have several friends/acquaintances in the SF community, but I myself am not. I did 7 years AD with the 194th AR BDE, 3rd ID and the 82nd ABN DIV as a Combat Engineer. I got out just after Desert Storm and then came back in the NG in '02. I've been a reluctant unhappy "LEG" ever since. lol Once again, thanks for letting me on board. "A"

Robal2pl
12-02-2005, 04:01
Good Morning Evryone,
This is my first post and I'd like to introduce myslef. I'm still student of Political Sciences, and i'm also a member of independent research organization Lower Silesian Centre of Strategic Studies, where I created and I coordinate Research Group for Terrorism,Assymethric Warfare and Special Forces (we call it unformally Tango Group). I have no military experience, but i consider joining Army after graduation.

Robal2pl

ChandlerSniper
12-02-2005, 07:05
I don`t remember if I did this or not when I registered, so I figured I better do it just to make sure.

TS and Doc got on me about sitting back and watching and not participating so here I am.

My name is Scott..I own a company in Michigan that specializes in Police and Military Special Operations gear and Equipment. I am a national level competitive shooter in 3 gun and long gun, (haven`t done much long gun work lately though).

I`ve never been anywhere, and never done anything.. and have the t-shirt to prove it. I was hit in my eye when I was younger and it left permanent damage which disallowed me to get any kind of MOS I wanted, so I went to school instead. This also doesn`t allow me to be a Law Enforcement Officer in Michigan.. they have the strictest vision requirements in the nation.

I have been to a few of the "shooting schools" and have the nice the certificates that come with them, which really doesn`t mean squat. I was recently appointed as an Executive Board member of the Michigan Tactical Officers Assn. as the Gear and Equipment director, so I guess I do know a little bit about what I`m doing.

I`ll be happy to answer questions or concerns anyone has about gear, guns, or bullets.

Thanks for having me here and look forward to joining into the discussions.

Scott

Smokin Joe
12-02-2005, 07:31
Welcome all.

QRQ 30
12-02-2005, 07:32
Good Morning Evryone,
This is my first post and I'd like to introduce myslef. I'm still student of Political Sciencesl

Oh, Oh!! I hope you don't also study Theater Arts. I was in college at what I would think of as the beginning of the Lib/Welfare era. Without a doubt the PoliSci and Theater Arts students were the wierdest on campus. And then the horrible Hybrid of PoliSci/Theater Arts monster was created ala Moore, F***a, etc.
:eek: :eek:
Welcome aboard!!:)

CPTAUSRET
12-02-2005, 08:20
Scotty, welcome aboard!

You have friends here.

Terry

CoLawman
12-02-2005, 08:34
Scott,
The question begs to be asked, regarding your eye injury, was it your dominant eye?

Team Sergeant
12-02-2005, 08:43
I don`t remember if I did this or not when I registered, so I figured I better do it just to make sure.

TS and Doc got on me about sitting back and watching and not participating so here I am.

My name is Scott..I own a company in Michigan that specializes in Police and Military Special Operations gear and Equipment. I am a national level competitive shooter in 3 gun and long gun, (haven`t done much long gun work lately though).

Scott

And he likes to dress-up in women's clothes and pretend Viking's are raiding his village….

Welcome Scott

TS

ChandlerSniper
12-02-2005, 09:01
Terry...Thanks.. good to be here. How have you been?

CoLawman... Yep.. was my dominant eye. I have issues with focusing properly in my right eye now, so I have a hard time with long guns. I just tought myself to shoot left handed. Handguns are easy.. but I have a hard time with tight shots with my rifles when I try to shoot right handed. Dot sights are not so bad as long as I can see the dot.. but I can`t use a scope with it.

And he likes to dress-up in women's clothes and pretend Viking's are raiding his village….

TS.. How`s those bullets workin out for ya? Just remember who got it for ya pal.

Scott

CPTAUSRET
12-02-2005, 10:21
Terry...Thanks.. good to be here. How have you been?

Scott


Doing well, busy as hell, just got back from Greece. Sold our ABQ house, attempting to move stuff from there to Santa Fe, and Iowa City.

Right now we have probably 120-130 cases of wine stacked all over the santa Fe home, awaiting the wine cellar (16 ft by, by 6 ft) which is being built as we speak.

Terry

Editted for stupidity.

CPTAUSRET
12-02-2005, 10:36
I sometimes forget you are so "sensitive".

Terry

Doc
12-02-2005, 16:10
ChandlerSniper,

Glad to see you in here.

If you need anything, call me direct or you can PM me here.

Doc

CPTAUSRET
12-02-2005, 20:33
I sometimes forget you are so "sensitive".

Terry


Saca:

I got your "sensitive", swinging!:D

Terry

Bill Harsey
12-02-2005, 20:49
Welcome aboard Everyone.

Robal2pl
12-03-2005, 11:31
Hi all !
easy QRQ, at my University PolSci students are rather consevative ones...:D

Blarney
12-03-2005, 22:44
Good evening everyone, Im Blarney.

Came here to learn, found this site from Sneaky SF dude off LF and came here. I dont intend to talk much as I have nothing much of value in pertinence to tactics, teachings and doctrines.

I am an avid shooter and have been shooting competitively since I was 5. I am a national competitor for trap (placed 1st in 2004) and I do many pistol, rifle and carbine shooting items such as speed and long range. Our local gun range has the SWAT team practice drills and I try to attend whenever possible. Ive been to front sight...but thats not really saying much and I rely on my favorite gun, my Colt Combat Commander. Im not out of high school, but my main directive is to go into the army after college, enlist and join in SF through the ranger way, no matter how much they protest. I have read up on the SFAS and the Q. I know several SFGA members in the 20th and theyve helped me considerably in my understanding of SF and the things I must learn. I yearn to join up as a weapons sargeant in the 10th.

I dont have much to offer other than some tech on guns and my love for HSLD gear. I do what i can right now and it seems to be the only feasible route to prep is through that one way of play-war....airsoft. I do want to clear up im not those pompous junkies that think im 1337delta....I use the sport to train for later in life. By the means of MILSIM and my friends.

I especially love the aspects of the Robins Sage theory and the ability to work with foriegn nationals. The SF is the most fascinating aspects of the army today and I cannot wait till the day I earn the beret, until then, im gonna shut up and listen to the pros. Hope to have some fun and learn.

A. Fuente
12-04-2005, 13:16
I'm a college student getting in shape to secure an 18x contract. Both this site and "Get selected..." are amazing resources for potential SF candidates and I'd like to express my gratitude for all the QPs responsible for this site and "Get selected..." Thank you all!

Zippity
12-04-2005, 15:36
Hi

I'm currently a sophomore at the University of Georgia studying Political Science. I'm hoping to graduate sometime in 2007 and try to secure an 18x contract. I've just recently begun talking to a recruiter. I've always been fascinated by the military and was thinking about joining after high school but opted for college instead. That little itch to join the military and do something important is still in me so I've been reading everything I can regarding Special Forces.

Thank you for your service and providing this valuable resource.

fin
12-04-2005, 18:16
hey all,

I'm an MS III Army ROTC cadet and an 18 year army brat. My father is currently in A-stan. I've been a lurker on here for awhile, just cruising through gathering information. There is a lot of good stuff on this site and I appreciate you gentlemen offering such knowledge to people like me. I'm just a cadet trying to get through college. I have a terrible GPA and will probably get branched Transportation or Quartermaster. I have no asperations for SF right now, just focusing on the 20m target and graduating. I had the opportunity to participate in Robin Sage as a "G" this past summer. It was a blast and being able to just be at Camp Mckall was amazing. Thanks again for your service.


fin

NousDefionsDoc
12-04-2005, 19:08
I have a terrible GPA and will probably get branched Transportation or Quartermaster.
1. Then get off the damn internet and go study.
2. "Just trying to graduate" is no way to go through life.
3. They also serve who count shit and supervise motor stables.
4. If you should happen to graduate, be sure and tell your men you just slid by because you were screwing around on the internet. They'll probably love you for it and will treat you like one of the boys. Well, at least up until they need you to do your fookin' job and lead them.

I swear to Teutates, if I was a ROTC Instructor NOBODY WOULD GRADUATE - EVER!

The Reaper
12-04-2005, 20:43
I swear to Teutates, if I was a ROTC Instructor NOBODY WOULD GRADUATE - EVER!

I think that you might let a few get through.:D

I also lacked focus when I was in my undergrad days. You come back and have to pay for everything with your own money, you spend a lot more time on your studies.

The cadet should know that his transcript will be part of his packet at SFAS. Statistics indicate that poor students frequently make poor SF officers. Think about it.

TR

longrange1947
12-05-2005, 08:35
Welcome all!

I second NDDs sentiments. This is not directed at just one but anyone whom feels that sitting back and getting by works.

NEVER just get by. It will show in the rest of your endeavors. Stick your neck out and try. Errors will occur as you are human and humans err when stretching and reaching. Never erring means you never streched and reached. It is the very nature of reaching and extending yourself that makes good SF officers. They learn from their errors and drive on better able to make tough decisions later when it really counts.

This applies equally to all, whether officer or NCO.

That was part of the speech I give my newly assigned students at SOTIC. :)

fin
12-05-2005, 12:22
allow me to defend my remarks.

1) by poor GPA, I mean a 3.1. that is poor for me and to my ROTC battalions standards. They tell me in order to be competitive I need to being pulling a 3.6 or above. A 3.1 for me is hard, and that is where hard work has gotten me, not all of us are brilliant scholars. Does having a poor GPA give the impression that I am an incompetent leader??

2) It is dead week, break time, relax time, before finals week. I have one final that i need to study for, so took this time to come out from the shadows and introduce myself.

3) I didn't realise that a cadet's transcript is part of his packet for SFAS. Good thing I said I had no asspirations for SF, yet. You learn something new everyday.

4) I guess I gave you gentlemen the wrong impression.

5) As far as being a Transpo officer, it seems that they need some good leaders in that branch after the Jessica Lynch catastrophe.

See you in the library.............

jbour13
12-05-2005, 12:36
5) As far as being a Transpo officer, it seems that they need some good leaders in that branch after the Jessica Lynch catastrophe.



Although your affiliation with the Army is somewhat valid by being in ROTC, it is advised you refrain from remarks such as this. Current and past military members are not to happy to be criticized by a person with no basis to make that kind of statement.

You weren't present for that days events and I'd recommend against making a remark that is obviously media charged.

Regards

SGT B

Team Sergeant
12-05-2005, 13:34
allow me to defend my remarks.

5) As far as being a Transpo officer, it seems that they need some good leaders in that branch after the Jessica Lynch catastrophe.



Defend your remarks, not here.

After reading what you've written you leave little doubt that in a battle of wits you are defenseless.

Somewhere there is a village missing an idiot.
I've decided to ban you on the chance you might decide to return to your village.

Have a very SF day.

Team Sergeant

paramedicfred
12-06-2005, 06:34
Hello,
First of all I just want to thank all of you for your dedication and your service. I am not a quiet professional but I have the utmost respect for them. I have a friend, more of a mentor, since my early teens that was a quiet professional back in the 70/80's with 5th group. I served but not in that capacity. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your world. I have a lot of questions regarding tactical medicine and current military use of TEMS. I do understand OPSEC and will not compromise that. Thanks again.

jon448
12-06-2005, 09:53
The cadet should know that his transcript will be part of his packet at SFAS.

TR,
I was wondering if my transcript would also be part of my packet even though I'm enlisting? I'm not worried just curious since I'm comfortable with my grades. Thanks. Off to the gym for me.:lifter

Jon

The Reaper
12-06-2005, 09:58
TR,
I was wondering if my transcript would also be part of my packet even though I'm enlisting? I'm not worried just curious since I'm comfortable with my grades. Thanks. Off to the gym for me.:lifter

Jon

Maybe.

Do the best that you can.:D

TR

jon448
12-06-2005, 14:06
Always Sir.

commobuddha
12-07-2005, 09:55
Hello.

I'm currently an 18E student trying to find my way through the pipeline. The information on this site helped me decide to get an 18X contract almost 2 years ago, and it has helped my parents with all the questions they've had along the way.

I've got a lot of questions about life on a team, but it's mostly minor stuff... for example - is it still considered good taste to bring a case of beer to your first day at the team room?

Semper_Libera
12-07-2005, 13:00
Hello,

First off, I would like to thank all the moderators, quiet professionals and other members for allowing me to use this site and glean all the wisdom it has to offer. Also, the appearance of this site is outstanding.

I served four years in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Specialist (IS). I am currently interested in enlisting in the United States Army as a 98G, with hopes of getting assigned to a SOT-A. I have been researching this option for some time now, although I cannot find any information regarding the availability of assignments to SOT-A's. My recruiter has not been very helpful in this respect either, although he has been very helpful in other arenas. Any insight that anyone may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated.

I stumbled upon this site from the Almighty Google, and I must say that I am very impressed with the appearance and, more importantly, the content. Thank you again for this privilege.

Respectfully,

Semper_Libera:)

JonH
12-07-2005, 13:39
Hello,
I stumbled across your website while searching for mata mile distances on bragg. I looked around for a while and was impressed with both the content and attitude of the members. I am in tactical psyop and thought this might be a good way to learn more about supporting oda's downrange. I am in c co 9th POB which means I will be going with conventional forces downrange (marines):p.
Hopefully I will move to b co and go with SF, because most conventional forces dont really care to learn how to use psyop. Thank you for allowing me to learn as much as possible. See you on the mata mile.

The Reaper
12-07-2005, 17:24
.I've got a lot of questions about life on a team, but it's mostly minor stuff... for example - is it still considered good taste to bring a case of beer to your first day at the team room?


That is rarely a bad idea, unless your Team Sergeant is a teetotaller.

TR

Tico
12-07-2005, 21:24
Hello everyone, Just wanted to thank the board members for welcoming me to this site. I'm currently serving in Afghanistan.

Dan
12-08-2005, 03:57
Welcome Tico and thanks for your service

Sgt_Metz
12-08-2005, 13:51
Hello All,
I stumbled across this site about a month ago, and since then have been lurking around and quietly devouring as much information as possible. I am currently a reservist in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. My contract ends this spring and I plan on re-enlisting AD for SF. Outside the army I am a computer programmer in Orlando. I look forward, between PT and marches, to going back to a dark little corner to lurk. The QP’s really make this site an incredible resource. I’m glad to have found it.
Sgt_Metz

NousDefionsDoc
12-08-2005, 14:42
Welcome all.

TXSWAT
12-08-2005, 16:24
Hello,
I want to thank the moderators and staff for giving me the opportunity to be a guest here. I was directed to this site by a retired Special Forces friend of mine. I graduated USMA in 1988 and served in the 2nd Armored Division and 401st M.P. Brigade. I left the Army in 1992 to pursue a career in Law Enforcement and have be doing so ever since. I have been a LEO for 13 years and a SWAT guy for 10. My firearms training has afforded me the honor and privilege to train with many Special Forces soldiers over the past few years. I also have a nephew who is very interested in becoming a Special Forces soldier and I wanted to get some good information for him. Thanks again.

Doc
12-08-2005, 16:56
Welcome aboard everyone.

Crue
12-08-2005, 19:06
Eveninig all, I am an Marine Infantry Officer. I am about to head out to Al Anbar as an embedded advisor(MiTTs) to the ISF. Don't know if anbody is familiar with the program. Just figured this was the place to glean some info on the subject.

Doc
12-08-2005, 19:19
Eveninig all, I am an Marine Infantry Officer. I am about to head out to Al Anbar as an embedded advisor(MiTTs) to the ISF. Don't know if anbody is familiar with the program. Just figured this was the place to glean some info on the subject.

Read all of the stickies posted at the top of the forums and fill out your profile please.

Welcome aboard.

Doc

Kyobanim
12-09-2005, 03:36
Welcome all.

ggamecrazy
12-11-2005, 20:25
Hi, My name is Cezar I am 17 years old and the owner of a 11X/ABN contract. I am shipping on 20060712. I am curently awaiting my citizenship, which should arrive in aprox. 2 months. After I shall receive it I will renegotiate my contract, I was preset on getting a 18X contract but due to the age increase It has made things a bit more complicated. I have been infomed that if i posses a "waivarable asset" I might be able to enlist in the 18X program. I am fluent in Romanian(born), Italian(college level) and also knowlegeable in java(college level). My question is weather these assets are waivarable or is my cause lost?

Thank you for your time,

Cezar

The Reaper
12-11-2005, 21:11
Hi, My name is Cezar I am 17 years old and the owner of a 11X/ABN contract. I am shipping on 20060712. I am curently awaiting my citizenship, which should arrive in aprox. 2 months. After I shall receive it I will renegotiate my contract, I was preset on getting a 18X contract but due to the age increase It has made things a bit more complicated. I have been infomed that if i posses a "waivarable asset" I might be able to enlist in the 18X program. I am fluent in Romanian(born), Italian(college level) and also knowlegeable in java(college level). My question is weather these assets are waivarable or is my cause lost?

Thank you for your time,

Cezar

So you have signed a contract, and think that you will get another one because of a language capability?

I suppose that it could happen, but I would not bet the farm on it.

Good luck.

TR

Firewolf
12-11-2005, 22:20
Howdy everyone. My name's Jason, I was an 18x that shipped out back in OCT03... Finished the "Q" two months ago and am now inprocessing in Lewis. Thank you for allowing me to contribute.

jus10in77
12-13-2005, 15:08
Hello all. My name is Justin and I'm a 28 year old computer technician. I signed an 18x contract on 20051212. I ship on 20050607. I have put much effort into the entire process so far and realize the work has just started, to say the least. I was required to complete 15 college credit hours before the Army would offer me a contract, that will be completed on 20051220.

Thanks for any future help.

swainm2
12-13-2005, 17:46
Prior service guy here introducing himself. I was an active duty Signal Corps Officer from 1994 - 1998. I'm putting a packet in to join the Virginia National Guard in the next month or so and I'm just doing some research on Special Forces. :)

whiskeymedic
12-13-2005, 22:36
Hello, I am a current 91W (medic) in the Virginia National Guard and I am putting my packet together with my AC recruiter. Everyhting is done except for the DD form 368, which I will have signed tomorrow by the company commander and the BC and then I will be going on down to MEPS Wednesday morning. I have been told by my recruiter that I can get into the 18X program, although I am not sure if I will be eligible since I am prior service, but either way I am going to become an 18D. My targeted ship date is 20060102 for Airborne training. I look foreward to learning from you all.

vnrecon
12-14-2005, 03:27
To " The Team Sergeant, "

After much struggle, I for the moment have discovered the secret to posting on this particular thread.
What a struggle!!
Great to see a lot of the " Old SOG Gang " on this site. Greatly enjoyed the picture from a recent SOAR at the end of a thread posted by the Martinez girl featuring " Nick Brokhausen, Lem McGlothren, Rick Hendrick, Bob Castillo, " Sleepy " Hill, ( all of CCN Recon ) and of course " The Legendary Jay Graves " formerly of Delta Project, on an RT in the " earlier days, " ( really would any of us admit to knowing him!!! )
Notice quite a few posts by Toby, [ Joe Walker's old (1-1), on RT California at Kontum. It was good to see Joe in Vegas at the last SOAR. I had only seen him twice in the last 34 years since the " Old Days " at Kontum. Once was at The SFA's 50th Reunion at Bragg and the other was last year at SOAR.
I'm absolutely struggling to remember Martin's last name as I saw him last year in Vegas ( If I'd quit drinking that would help but as we all know life is very, very short and I'm not about to do that. ) I gather he was probably Ed Wolcoff's (1-1) on RT New York, Bob Kline was also the(1-0) of that team but if it was before or after Ed I don't Know.
Guess I'd better go now. Sorry to bore everyone with these minute details as I realize SOG is ancient history for these younger Kids.
Again a nice site that I stumbled on to while out surfing

CoLawman
12-14-2005, 07:07
Guess I'd better go now. Sorry to bore everyone with these minute details as I realize SOG is ancient history for these younger Kids.
Again a nice site that I stumbled on to while out surfing

I highly doubt participants of this site would find your contributions boring!
Just my two cents.:)

The Reaper
12-14-2005, 07:23
Welcome aboard vnrecon.

I saw Castillo, Trantanella, and a bunch of the guys at Bragg last week.

Small world.

TR

Kyobanim
12-14-2005, 07:27
Congrats, Firewolf, and welcome.

Welcome to the board each and everyone of you and Merry Christmas!:D

Team Sergeant
12-14-2005, 07:32
Welcome vnrecon!

"SOG is ancient history for these younger Kids."
This is a web site that enjoys this sort of history....


Team Sergeant

Roguish Lawyer
12-14-2005, 07:37
Welcome, vnrecon!

Sacamuelas
12-14-2005, 08:07
Welcome vnrecon....:cool:

Air.177
12-14-2005, 08:09
Welcome All

QRQ 30
12-14-2005, 08:22
Welcome vnrecon.

FOG-2 and FOB-3 1968.

CPTAUSRET
12-14-2005, 09:27
Guess I'd better go now. Sorry to bore everyone with these minute details as I realize SOG is ancient history for these younger Kids.
Again a nice site that I stumbled on to while out surfing


vnrecon:

Welcome:

Ancient history is much appreciated around here, stick around, I told you you'd find friends here.

Terry

jbq004
12-14-2005, 09:52
HELLO,

THANKS FOR THE WELCOME. I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR INFO ON SF AND THE Q COURSE, THIS SITE IS HELPFUL. I AM A GUARD INFANTRY SOLDIER AND AM DEPLOYING TO AFGHANISTAN ATTACHED TO THE 10TH MTN VERY SHORTLY. I HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING TRYING OUT WHEN I GET HOME. ALSO DOES ANYONE KNOW ANY GOOD LINKS FOR INFO ON AFGHANISTAN?

Kyobanim
12-14-2005, 11:57
HELLO,

THANKS FOR THE WELCOME. I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR INFO ON SF AND THE Q COURSE, THIS SITE IS HELPFUL. I AM A GUARD INFANTRY SOLDIER AND AM DEPLOYING TO AFGHANISTAN ATTACHED TO THE 10TH MTN VERY SHORTLY. I HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING TRYING OUT WHEN I GET HOME. ALSO DOES ANYONE KNOW ANY GOOD LINKS FOR INFO ON AFGHANISTAN?

Welcome, now turn your caploc off. :D

If you search this site for Afghanistan you will find a wealth of information that has been imparted to the readers of the board.

QRQ 30
12-14-2005, 12:13
Welcome, now turn your caploc off. :D

d.
I'm aware of the eiquette but this doesn't really bother me. Way back just after the tin can and string age I worked with RATT and LLTT and our keyboards didn't have a "shift Ley". Everything was in CAPS. So there!!!!!:p :D

Welcome y'all and Merry Christmas!!

longrange1947
12-14-2005, 13:17
I'm aware of the eiquette but this doesn't really bother me. Way back just after the tin can and string age I worked with RATT and LLTT and our keyboards didn't have a "shift Ley". Everything was in CAPS. So there!!!!!:p :D

Welcome y'all and Merry Christmas!!

YES BUT IF YOU SHOUT ALL THE TIME no one will pay attention when you mean it. :D

FearMonkey
12-14-2005, 16:02
I would be considered "one of the younger guys," but I know I speak for everyone of my generation in the Q-Course when I say that SOG history is definitely NOT a "minute detail."

Welcome to the site. :)

Gordon
12-14-2005, 16:38
vnrecon,

I'm only 21, but as a younger student in sfqc i consider the chance to learn about sog from the men that were there priceless.

Huey14
12-14-2005, 17:30
I would be considered "one of the younger guys," but I know I speak for everyone of my generation in the Q-Course when I say that SOG history is definitely NOT a "minute detail."

Welcome to the site. :)

Hell, I think you speak for anyone with an interest in military history.

Ambush Master
12-14-2005, 19:22
I'm absolutely struggling to remember Martin's last name as I saw him last year in Vegas ( If I'd quit drinking that would help but as we all know life is very, very short and I'm not about to do that. ) I gather he was probably Ed Wolcoff's (1-1) on RT New York, Bob Kline was also the(1-0) of that team but if it was before or after Ed I don't Know.
Guess I'd better go now. Sorry to bore everyone with these minute details as I realize SOG is ancient history for these younger Kids.
Again a nice site that I stumbled on to while out surfing

For a public Welcome!!!

Glad you finally found us. Welcome aboard.

Next year will be SOAR XXX, and I'm praying that Howard, Waugh, Plaster, Walker, Wolcoff..... all will make it. There are plans in the works to get all of "The Old Gang" together again!!!

Take care
Martin

QRQ 30
12-14-2005, 19:31
Martin:
I can't recall if I gave you copies of the DVDs I made. Did I, did they work or would you like copies. To the rest I still have several copies if you wish give me youe snail-mail address.

Ambush Master
12-14-2005, 19:37
Martin:
I can't recall if I gave you copies of the DVDs I made. Did I, did they work or would you like copies. To the rest I still have several copies if you wish give me youe snail-mail address.

Yes you did and they do work!!

Many Thanks
Martin

Bill Harsey
12-14-2005, 21:30
To " The Team Sergeant, "

After much struggle, I for the moment have discovered the secret to posting on this particular thread.
What a struggle!!
Great to see a lot of the " Old SOG Gang " on this site. Greatly enjoyed the picture from a recent SOAR at the end of a thread posted by the Martinez girl featuring " Nick Brokhausen, Lem McGlothren, Rick Hendrick, Bob Castillo, " Sleepy " Hill, ( all of CCN Recon ) and of course " The Legendary Jay Graves " formerly of Delta Project, on an RT in the " earlier days, " ( really would any of us admit to knowing him!!! )
Notice quite a few posts by Toby, [ Joe Walker's old (1-1), on RT California at Kontum. It was good to see Joe in Vegas at the last SOAR. I had only seen him twice in the last 34 years since the " Old Days " at Kontum. Once was at The SFA's 50th Reunion at Bragg and the other was last year at SOAR.
I'm absolutely struggling to remember Martin's last name as I saw him last year in Vegas ( If I'd quit drinking that would help but as we all know life is very, very short and I'm not about to do that. ) I gather he was probably Ed Wolcoff's (1-1) on RT New York, Bob Kline was also the(1-0) of that team but if it was before or after Ed I don't Know.
Guess I'd better go now. Sorry to bore everyone with these minute details as I realize SOG is ancient history for these younger Kids.
Again a nice site that I stumbled on to while out surfing

I have spent more than one night with Martin that I not only struggled to remember his last name but possibly also his first.

Welcome aboard Sir.

Leatherneck96
12-14-2005, 21:59
Admin edit - Try again young Captain. If you don't know the reason for the edit, PM somebody with more patience than I. Might I suggest the Team Sergeant or The Reaper. NDD

Aequitas
12-14-2005, 22:43
Hello all! I'm a USMC Captain stationed in Monterey and attending DLI for Korean. I'll be heading off to Korea mid next year for about a year to get "culturally indoc'ed". Then the USMC will gimme a FAO secondary. Admin edit: See above.NDD In any case, I'm glad to be amongst a fantastic group here.

Semper fidelis,
Mike

Admin edit: Sluggo, you're wearing on my nerves. Was that G2 something you want on the internet considering your young ass WILL be in The Box and very likely before any change of command? NDD Good luck with korean and your endeavor to join the spec ops community.

Sully

vnrecon
12-15-2005, 00:20
To : " The Team Sergeant, "

Sorry once again " Ambush Master " as I said your last name came to me today and I looked it up in " The Directory, " although I recall that you were frequently mentioned in correspondence that I had over the years with Howard Sugar.
To all " The Fort Bragg People " out there, some names may come up: Hope some of you know a guy I went through Training Group with and served with me at CCC Recon at Kontum. He had previously served with the 3rd Brigade of the " Eighty Deuce " at Camp Eagle in '65 and was at CCC with RT New Mexico. Although I missed him at the 50th SF Reunion at Fayetteville, was told he was still around the area possibly with the military but now in a civilian capacity.
Any news on "Larry Purvis" you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Possible retirement info on another "SOG Guy," To my old one-zero who kept us alive through all those months when I was on your second team, I know you wish many times you had "Larry Kramer" back from you first " West Virginia SOG Team " in 1968 as your (1-1), "Ronnie Knight, " I know your still out there somewhere. Hope you haven't moved to South Carolina as we discussed at the 50th SF Reunion when I saw you last.
Recent losses also tough: Donald " Ranger " Melvin from Pete Nimsy's old RT Virginia ( he was runnig recon at age 48 as I remember!!!! ) The target they were in was so dry if I remember correctly that they radioed back in and asked if they could drink their IV's.
Billy Greenwood 1st Shirt on recon company at Kontum, He had been fired up as member of an " A Team " down in the Delta many years before and was never quite the same after that.
Lamar Parker " Just one peach of a fellow; and Charles Wesley your heroism is well documented for all to read; what more can I say, we'll miss you all.
Well, that's it for now, I believe I've drunk enough beer and said far too much tonigt.

vnrecon

PonyKIln
12-15-2005, 09:59
Just another Joe here, been in for 9 years and some change. Seriously considering SFAS, always wanted to so I think will give it a shot. Been stationed at Ft Bragg for about 7 years total.

zuluzerosix
12-15-2005, 19:59
Just wanted to pop in and say hello and introduce myself proper like. I spent some time in the 82nd Airplane Gang (3rd BDE-2/505th). I was in the first Gulf War. I kinda just want to keep up w/ what's going on in the SF Commmunity-I always had a great respect for our guys in the dark.

peace...through superior firepower-in the forehead or high in the chest area...

NousDefionsDoc
12-15-2005, 21:18
Welcome aboard fellows.

VVVV
12-16-2005, 13:52
Howdy,

Just an old fart, looking for a place to hang my dusty green wool hat. Went thru. BCT , AIT and SF Training on Smoke Bomb Hill run by the 7th SFG back 1966 ...BAC at Benning 66 ( C-119's)....damn I'm getting old...Graduated SFTG (Commo) in 67 , awarded the "S".... Served in the 19th til 71... Member SFA.

De Oppresso Liber

Bill Harsey
12-16-2005, 14:36
Welcome aboard everyone.

Delta62
12-16-2005, 21:05
Hello All,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to this forum and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I'm a retired 18D/C currently working in Iraq and look foward to keeping touch with the community.....

Ian McDevitt
12-17-2005, 09:44
Hello, my name's Ian McDevitt. I'm a Paramedic of 15 years from the state of CT. I work doing intercepts as sole ALS response for a 17 town area in Northern CT. I spent 6 +2 in the reserves/guard IRR, class 31-86 at Benning Airborne School, IOBC. Was Platoon Leader for a Scout Platoon in the Yankee Division which no longer exists and company XO also for a Light Infantry Company in Danielson CT. 16 years ago I was the medic for the King Fahd Military Medical Complex in Dhahran Saudi Arabia. I taught Tac Medicine back then to the Hajii's. I transported PT accross the desert and picked up patients from the refugee camps. I have been a Tactical Paramedic for 6 years, CONTOMS, H&K, Blackwater for Handguns and Basic Tactics. SIG, KNI-COM, TEES, World Survival Institute Wilderness Medical Instructor for 6 years. I wrote TACTICAL MEDICINE on a 4 month whim with the Tac Medics from 3 departments in the State of CT. Since then I have advised everyone from the US Marshals in NYC to CT Wildland FF in EMS and TEMS. I started the first Tactical Medical forum at tacticalforums.com back when. Recently, I worked for Global Risk in Kabul at the Embassy worked on the QRF, and taught the guard force as much TEMS as possible, also liasoned with Bagram, Phoenix, and Camp Kabul to appropriate and disseminate gear. I'm debating taking some other jobs but, basically, I can't stand that part of the world so will probably not do it. I currently operate with Willimantic PD as their medic, we do about 2 calls a month, all good entries. Our last run was three entries in 1 night, 7 K's of heroin and 1 murderer...........There's a little bit more, but that should be enough for an intro....

Trip_Wire (RIP)
12-17-2005, 12:11
Welcome aboard everyone!

Seasons Greeting to all!

zerohero
12-17-2005, 16:45
Hello everyone, I'm Red (a nickname, but what I go by) and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA, 20 years old, and currently scheduled to ship 2005-12-27 as an 18X.

I look forward to the challenge and the opportunity to do what I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember. My father was not Special Forces but he was in the Army during Vietnam and I'm following the tradition so to speak.

With 10 days left before I ship out I couldn't be more excited. Wish me luck!

JoeL87
12-18-2005, 08:24
Hello my name is Joe, I'm a ROTC cadet at UCF who wants to eventually be in an ODA. I just came back from BAC this winter, C Co 08-06. I'm currently SMP'd with an Infantry guard unit in Florida, but I'm trying to switch units to 20th Group Support so I can keep jumping. I'm also going to OSUT this summer.

It would be great if any of you could tell me some of your reviews of your officers, more so how I can prepare to be a better one. Basically anything that will help me keep me men alive and accomplish the mission would be good.

The Reaper
12-18-2005, 08:34
Welcome aboard all.

Joe, plenty of O's and O stories here, you just need to look for them.

Good luck everyone.

TR

Guerrilla Medic
12-19-2005, 10:40
Hello.

I'm a finn. I have been trained as a guerrilla medic (NCO) in the Finnish Defence Forces. Now I'm in the FDF reserve... I'm a 24 years old male.

I registered because I had a question regarding SF medics and so on... I'm not going to post much on this forum, just read it.

Thank you.

ObliqueApproach
12-19-2005, 12:23
Welcome Guerrilla Medic. I have two IT Fins working for me out here in the Gulf. Hope you find the info you are looking for.:cool:

Bill Harsey
12-19-2005, 13:19
Guerrilla Medic,
Welcome aboard.

We have some of the best emergency medicine people in the world here, both military and civilian.

TonyY
12-22-2005, 18:53
Hello everyone. I just want to thank the guys that run and support sites like this. I enjoy hearing from the ones I respect and know and those that contribute to us that want to learn. I am an old dog who always wants to learn new tricks. Thanks for having me.

Jack Moroney (RIP)
12-22-2005, 19:25
Welcome aboard TonyY!

TonyY
12-22-2005, 20:21
Sorry Jack but no Hablo! At one time I could speak and read Spanish according to books and the parents and grand pareants could converse in polish and I would cope a little but they have long past and I don't keep up. I guess and hope it is a welcome in German? If not thanks or up yours.

Phantom
12-23-2005, 02:51
여보세요, 나의 이름은 J.Bob 이다.

Wy możecie poznawać mnie od PNET albo MILCOM.

I also used to frequent as well as moderate a certain political site before it changed it's name to ABP.

Hopefully my minimal input around here can be helpful to someone in someway.

I know a few of the Quiet Professionals around here have been of help to me.

Doc
12-23-2005, 04:43
Sorry Jack but no Hablo! At one time I could speak and read Spanish according to books and the parents and grand pareants could converse in polish and I would cope a little but they have long past and I don't keep up. I guess and hope it is a welcome in German? If not thanks or up yours.

TonyY.

The German Phrase you are wondering about was not directed specifically at you. It's Jack's signature line and will be at the bottom of every post he makes unless he changes it to something else.

It translates to;

"If one of us are to fall, the other one stands for two. "




Tenga buen y goce del sitio.

Which means; have a good one and enjoy the site.

TonyY
12-23-2005, 08:15
Doc thanks for the info.

blockhead
12-24-2005, 20:03
i want to take the time to thank you for allowing me to join this forum. i have the utmost respect for the men that are "way out in front" and maybe one day ill get a chance to be one of them again thx the info

Bill Harsey
12-24-2005, 20:07
Blockhead,
Wecome aboard and Merry Christmas.

Bill Harsey
12-24-2005, 20:11
Sorry Jack but no Hablo! At one time I could speak and read Spanish according to books and the parents and grand pareants could converse in polish and I would cope a little but they have long past and I don't keep up. I guess and hope it is a welcome in German? If not thanks or up yours.
TonyY,
I'll assume that "up yours" is kind of a New Jersey term of endearment?
Not trying to start anything, just asking.

Welcome aboard.

QRQ 30
12-24-2005, 20:25
Sorry Jack but no Hablo! At one time I could speak and read Spanish according to books and the parents and grand pareants could converse in polish and I would cope a little but they have long past and I don't keep up. I guess and hope it is a welcome in German? If not thanks or up yours.
Look first before you snarl. You may be growling at the hand who mearly wants to scratch your ears.:p

We aren't the sneaky type. We attack straight forward if that is the intention. You may want to be less defensive and sit back and observe a while.

Wir leben wo wir stehen und toden wo wir fallen!!!

TonyY
12-25-2005, 12:50
Sorry I wasn't tring to stir up any bad vibrations.

"Look first before you snarl." Terry good advice. I'll remember it.

CPTAUSRET
12-25-2005, 13:04
Sorry I wasn't tring to stir up any bad vibrations.

"Look first before you snarl." Terry good advice. I'll remember it.

Welcome, Tony!

You will find good people here...Or they won't last long.

Terry

PSM
12-25-2005, 14:07
I’m coming out of stealth mode to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Pat

Jack Moroney (RIP)
12-25-2005, 14:45
If not thanks or up yours.

Don't be shy Tony, just speak your mind.

Rest assured if I had anything to say derogatory to anyone it would be in a language they would understand, I wouldn't say it over the internet but face to face, and there would be no question in their mind as to the meaning or intent.

JohnBClark
12-25-2005, 16:36
Hello,

I enlisted back in October, and I'm finally making my way around to the places of knowledge. I don't ship until May 11th next year, but I'll still be busting my butt until then and then some! It looks like I'll find a great deal of info here. Thanks ahead of time!

Some info on me:

I'm 24 years old. I'm well on my way to a black belt in both Isshinryu Karate (USIKA) & Jujitsu. I've been working on a degree in Mathematics, but I've decided to put that dream (yeah right) on hold. I have not registered for classes for Spring 06' so that I can put a great deal of effort into preparing for the 18X option.

Thanks for volunteering your time and experience,

PFC Clark

QRQ 30
12-25-2005, 17:06
John: Personally I would advise you to finish school. In 1963 I was 23 years old and had completed 3 1/2 years of college when I enlisted with the intention of finishing school in the service. I got my degree in 1989.:eek:

Part of the problem is your major. I was a chem major and most of what I learned became obsolete rapidly making many of my classes invalid. Math is similar. They teach things in grammer school I learned in college. There are many roads in the military, including SF which require college.

Just my .02. I ain't your Dad and am really not familiar with your particular situation.

OTOH I slamed a poster on another board who flaunted education. I told her the most dangerous person in the world is an educated idjit. In my day in the army we called them "Smart College F**ks".:D

TonyY
12-25-2005, 19:00
"Don't be shy Tony, just speak your mind."

Jack thank you and all for the welcome. It's never a good idea or intention to get off on the wrong foot. I apologize if that's the way I appeared. Wasn't intentional and I never hold a grudge with those I respect and point me in a different direction. I always like to learn and become more productive from those that have the knowledge and are willing to pass it on. Even at my ripe old age I screw up at times. Muchos Graciaous. I look forward to a learning of wisdom from those I consider mentors to us all.

Happy Holidays and the best to all.

Hopeful_20
12-25-2005, 19:48
Hello Gentlemen, and current and former SF operators.

Sorry I had jumped into here soo fast, and decided to post away. My name is Tyler Consugar, I am a college student, and I am aspiring to be a Special Forces Sergeant someday.

Respectfully,
Tyler Consugar

QRQ 30
12-25-2005, 20:31
Hopeful: Let me give an answer here since you are here now. I hear several wuestions of this type, Rather than ask advice from others, take the test and see what the results are. I was told I would never qualify for SCUBA training and I not only was accepted to and passed the training but was a UWO instructor in Panama and Thailand. It is IMO never a waste of time to try!! If you don't try you certainly won't quqlify, so if you try and are not accepted you will have lost nothing, OTOH you may be pleasantly surprised.

Hopeful_20
12-25-2005, 20:45
Thank you boss. Not trying to be a pain in the tushy for ya'll, only trying to get an opinion from any SF operatives in here. Jumping in here like gang bangers was not the best SOP, again, sorry for that. Thanks for your reply, it is appreciated, and I will still try when I get out of College. I will keep my mouth shut and just suck in what I can from here. I am sure my stay here will be pleasant, enjoyable, and enlightening and thank you all for allowing me to be a guest here.

Respectfully,
Tyler Consugar

Stranger1
12-26-2005, 09:57
My name is Victor Zayas, and I am a just getting my feet wet by posting my initial greeting. I've been in the National Guard since 3/03 and wow what a ride. Being an ex-Navy sub guy, I never would have thought I would have my boots on the ground in a foreign country, and not be looking for the nearest bar. I wet to 11B MOSQ in June 2003, and was activated in October of 2003 with 2-162 INF . 18 months later I was demobilizing in Ft. Lewis, WA. The funny thing is I'm a desk jockey. I joined the Guard to break up the daily drudge of office work, and not to patrol the streets of Baghdad. But I must admit, once I got the hang of this Army life, it was a blast. I wouldn’t have traded the experience for anything. While in this lovely country of Iraq, I did meet some of your fellow SF comrades doing what they do. I even got to kick in a door or two. No fancy movie stuff, we just happened to be patrolling our sector while they were moving through it, and that's when the shooting began. That was fun. Before I go I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. If you have friends and colleagues oversees I wish them well, and toast to the all returning home safe. To all the young men joining the Army, good luck, watch out for your buddies, and listen to people who have had the experience of combat. Learn, learn, learn... otherwise have a good time.

Best Regards
Victor Zayas

JMI
12-26-2005, 10:16
. I'm well on my way to a black belt in both Isshinryu Karate (USIKA) & Jujitsu.
Holy smokes. I took Isshinryu for 5 years. This is the first time I have run across someone else who has taken it.

JohnBClark
12-26-2005, 15:05
QRQ 30,

It's good to hear from someone with some experience in a similar situation (especially a similar field). Sometimes I don't feel like it helps me the more I explore my decision, but I'd be a lesser man if I didn't. I'll certainly try to make the best of my situation.

Oh, and whatever path I choose, I'll try not to end up like them "Smart College F**ks", :D

JMI,

My recent martial arts experience has been one of the greatest things to happen to me. I really feel like I belong among skilled fighters. I first started this class thinking I would walk through it like I have others, but it's been quiet challenging, and I see that I am only at the begining of learning. There are always those people who are all talk, or mostly talk. But I have found a real gem. This has been a great class. I am going to miss my fellow classmates and instructors very much.

John

Bill Harsey
12-26-2005, 16:00
Welcome aboard all.
Stranger1, Good to have you here.
I have a no. of friends in the Oregon National Guard and I'm very proud of them.
Did you lose power on Christmas?

CPTAUSRET
12-27-2005, 18:14
Welcome aboard, all!

Terry

PiterM
12-28-2005, 02:27
Hello... well, some of you may know me a bit.

Piotr aka Piter (aka PiterM on most knife related forums). My wife says that knives define my second life. Well, obviously she's mistaken. It's my first life :D

Below a pic of myself (in the middle of course :cool: ) with some of my best friends I've ever met...

Team Sergeant
12-28-2005, 06:32
Hello... well, some of you may know me a bit.

Piotr aka Piter (aka PiterM on most knife related forums). My wife says that knives define my second life. Well, obviously she's mistaken. It's my first life :D

Below a pic of myself (in the middle of course :cool: ) with some of my best friends I've ever met...


Welcome aboard Piter. I see you found the website....

Team sergeant

CoLawman
12-28-2005, 08:09
Hello... well, some of you may know me a bit.

Piotr aka Piter (aka PiterM on most knife related forums). My wife says that knives define my second life. Well, obviously she's mistaken. It's my first life :D

Below a pic of myself (in the middle of course :cool: ) with some of my best friends I've ever met...

Pitr, who is that "HOUSE" on your left?:D

The Reaper
12-28-2005, 08:22
Pitr, who is that "HOUSE" on your left?:D

Forget that, where in the world is Chris, behind the camera?

TR

Ambush Master
12-28-2005, 08:26
Pitr, who is that "HOUSE" on your left?:D

That be the House of Harsey!!!!:munchin

Welcome Piter. I think that either the Team Sergeant or I took that one.

Do come back more often.

Take care.
Martin

Ambush Master
12-28-2005, 08:28
Forget that, where in the world is Chris, behind the camera?

TR

Chris was already in South Africa at the time of this years Blade.

Later
Martin

CPTAUSRET
12-28-2005, 08:28
Below a pic of myself (in the middle of course :cool: ) with some of my best friends I've ever met...


PiterM:

Nice pic, welcome aboard.

Terry

Air.177
12-28-2005, 08:28
Forget that, where in the world is Chris, behind the camera?

TR


Chris didn't Make BLADE this year did He?

PiterM
12-28-2005, 10:37
Indeed, Chris didn't make Blade this year. But Anne was not alone of course ;) and Bill, Mike and young Tim did all great job to support her during the show.

Bill Harsey
12-28-2005, 17:47
Pitr, who is that "HOUSE" on your left?:D
Hey! I'm on a new diet, I only eat food I can reach.

Piter,
Outstanding you found us here!
Welcome aboard Sir. Your among friends.

Romulus
12-28-2005, 18:27
Gents,
I'm one of the moderators at militaryphotos.net(Argyll),and I came here to visit,and to stop an ex member of this forum(non military)from posting pics of the men involved on Ops,and to stop him from removing pics from this site and posting on ours.....Gregg(Matchanu) pm'd me and asked if I could do something to stop these PERSEC breaches,of which I take a dim view of myself,and he gave Jeff my personal email so that we could nip this in the bud,of which we did,with no animosity.
I'm ex British Army(1980-88).and served in a Highland Regiment,where I was a MILAN instructor amongst other things!.....I'm currently working PSD over in Iraq ,with some mates who were former SAS,who's parent unit was the same as mine,and have been there for the past 20 months on and off,where I've bumped into many snake eaters from the 5th and 10th Group,always great to talk to them even though they could hardly understand my strong Scottish accent

Thank you for allowing me the privalage of joining

The Reaper
12-28-2005, 18:40
Welcome Romulus!

Strange name for a Scot.

TR

Team Sergeant
12-28-2005, 19:05
Welcome Argyll!!!

Enjoy the site.

Keep your ass safe over there.

Team Sergeant

twoforflinching
12-29-2005, 11:35
Hi. I guess i'm supposed to give a little backgroud here so here it goes. 25 years old from NY and PA. I joined the Army a little over 3 years ago as a 21b(12b) and as soon as I got back home I realized I wanted to go active 11b but my request was denied so I volunteered to go on a deployment with an armor unit. Did a year in Iraq ( a few parts of Baghdad and Fallujah ). When I got back home from my deployment I tried to go active again and finally got appproved for a conditional release and here were are now currently reclassing to 11b. I wanted to try to go SF but once i did a little research i decided i wasnt physically fit enough so my current plan is to better my run and all of that good stuff and hopefully volunteer for SF eventually. I'm looking foward to getting answers and having discussions with you all.

Ambush Master
12-29-2005, 12:44
Gents,
I'm one of the moderators at militaryphotos.net(Argyll),.............

Thank you for allowing me the privalage of joining

Welcome aboard, any way I can be of assistance, just give a shout!!!

Later
Martin

Rehhan
12-29-2005, 20:26
I've already posted an introduction, but I signed an 18x contract today. I ship out 20060328.

Mancw
12-30-2005, 06:18
I’m a middle age guy who has fairly recently realized just how unprepared I would be if “it” was to hit the proverbial fan. I’ve been studying self defense, concealed carry, general survival skills, close range gunfighting, etc… The Internet allows people like me to study and learn from sites like this one that offer tons of real world expertise.

Although I’ve only been lurking around this site for a couple of days, I’m amazed at the information and overall attitude; I really like it! I’m already in decent physical shape, as I can’t stand fat slobs, but have recently stepped up to the plate in these areas as well, realizing the “decent” is not good enough!

I served in the Navy pulling wrenches on P-3’s and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Went in late in ’79 just after Carter was attempting to destroy the military. Lucky for me, Regan was there and we quickly had the funding to operate a world-class squadron. It was an eye opening experience for a young kid.

I’m pretty sure that I found this site trough a link at Removed by Team Sergeant. Which has been a very interesting and educational site as well.

My goal here is to learn through study, thought and action… I will add my opinion or ask questions in a serious manor whenever possible. I look forward to and appreciate the opportunity to participate, as we all continue to learn from each other.

Team Sergeant
12-30-2005, 07:39
Welcome Manwell.

While we welcome links to other websites the one you posted is from a website that sells nothing but fluff and hype to the amateurs. It is nothing more than advanced airsoft site and not worth the time it takes to discuss. If you decide to stay here and read, I’m sure you will quickly realize how a reputable school might conduct itself.

Team Sergeant

CoLawman
12-30-2005, 08:02
Hey! I'm on a new diet, I only eat food I can reach.

Piter,
Outstanding you found us here!
Welcome aboard Sir. Your among friends.

Apologies are due, I was thinking more along the lines of a "BRICK HOUSE" not an AdoughB. :lifter

Mancw
12-30-2005, 08:55
Team Sergeant,

I appreciate the advice concerning the previously posted web site… I will take your advise into consideration as I move forward.

Manwell

asianredneck
12-30-2005, 09:12
Hello all,

My Name is Mike and I'm prior service 11m. I've been out for awhile ('88), but I am in the process of joining a National Guard SF unit here in Washington State. unfortunately it is now on hold due to a shoulder injury(minor setback).

The Reaper
12-30-2005, 09:15
Team Sergeant,

I appreciate the advice concerning the previously posted web site… I will take your advise into consideration as I move forward.

Manwell

Manwell:

Consider not using your full name here either.

This tends to be a family type board. Gutter humor from new non-QP members is a risky game.

Enjoy your stay.

TR

Team Sergeant
12-30-2005, 09:20
Manwell:

Consider not using your full name here either.

This tends to be a family type board. Gutter humor from new non-QP members is a risky game.

Enjoy your stay.

TR


TR,

On it boss, manwell has already had his name changed.:lifter

TS

Surgicalcric
12-30-2005, 09:29
...unfortunately it is now on hold due to a shoulder injury(minor setback).

Thats what I thought about my shoulder too. 1-1/2 years later and its still not much better. Best of luck and remember, wait til its FULLY healed before you start ramping the training up...

Oh, and welcome to the board.

Crip

asianredneck
12-30-2005, 09:53
Thats what I thought about my shoulder too. 1-1/2 years later and its still not much better. Best of luck and remember, wait til its FULLY healed before you start ramping the training up...

Oh, and welcome to the board.

Crip

thank you for the welcome. My doctor says I need surgery, but since it is L&I They want a second opinion. Right now all I can do is walk hills and work on the lower body. still trying to figure out how to do some rucking while keeping weight off the shoulder

Surgicalcric
12-30-2005, 10:13
...still trying to figure out how to do some rucking while keeping weight off the shoulder

You cant...so dont would be my advice. My being too anxious to train has actually cost me training time. 9 months worth of training time to be exact. Be sure its fixed there before you get here.

Best of luck again.

Crip

asianredneck
12-30-2005, 10:26
Thanks for the advice...its just that I'm 38 and my window of opportunity is closing. the doc said it would take about 9 months after the surgery to be able to do any intense training and now I have L&I dragging their feet.. dont mean to sound like I'm whining I just want this really bad and to have some insurance desk jockey dragging her feet is really irratating:mad:
mike

18Ddave
12-30-2005, 11:06
Hey gents,
Name's dave, been in since 88, former grunt in the Eighty Duece in the 32jive as a scout, reuped for the 82d's LRSD got out later went SF as an 18D and have been w/ 20th ever since. I now am a rear det pogue while unit deploys since I am a single dad raising the next breed of warrior. I occasionally get to be cool when I instuct LE and MIL with a little company called HSS International. Out of the fight for now but patient, as I know I will be back in the fight soon enough. 35 and still pretty studly...at least the women think so lets hope the body hangs in there for a little while longer.
Been around the block and like most SFers, believe in networking for various reasons.
Hope to be a long term poster on this board and PAX on this board can feel free to contact me.
dave

Starbuck
12-30-2005, 15:01
First Post. Howdy Gents. I am an old timer from back in the Sixties. (1962-1968). I was with the Communications and Crypto center at Fort Knox and had a hand in training a lot of SF commo specialists. I believe nowadays the MOS is 18E. I think, in fact I know, that the majority of my guys went with the 5th Group over to RVN. Thanks for having me.

NousDefionsDoc
12-30-2005, 15:51
Welcome aboard

DeadX-Ray
12-31-2005, 02:43
Hello fellow soldiers and prospective friends. I was refered to this site by a friend who, like me, has been preparing for SFAS. I've been reading the posts and advice on this site for a little while now, and would like to thank The Reaper and NousDefionsDoc at this time for several of their posts on preparing for SFAS, and the mental attitude needed to succeed in SF. -- If anyone is preparing to attend SFAS, and has not read the posts in that section of the board, I highly recommend that you do so.

I'm currently a 91P (x-ray tech) stationed in Germany. I was in the Reserves for a little while when I realized that I needed something more in my life, and decided to go on to AD and then SF. I would have gone 18X, but the recruiter said I couldn't take that option and be an 18D -- now I hear otherwise, but that seems to be a part of life.

My father, and his father, have both served in the Army; so that military blood runs through me it would seem. However, since I was in the Reserves for some time, I was able to gain experience on what civilian life was like. I have also been working on a college degree and will earn that soon.

I have a great love for the medical field and want to do more with my life. I see SF as an excellent opportunity to create within me a greater person and in the process help do the same for others. I may not post much on the board (unless I feel my .02 will not produce more redundancy), but my thanks and gratitude go out to all you who have made useful and motivating posts for those of us looking to become better than we are now.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this board. I look forward to reading, and posting, with other members and guests.

The Reaper
12-31-2005, 08:40
Welcome aboard, Gents.

Nice intro DeadX.

TR

Jack Moroney (RIP)
12-31-2005, 11:45
Welcome aboard all.

MiguelBain
01-01-2006, 20:58
Hi everyone my name is John and I hope you will excuse my first mistake of posting in the wrong place. I am hoping to be in the SF and will do my best to try and make it. I have grown up in a small town and have always interested in being in the military. Glad to be here.

Firefox
01-02-2006, 10:35
Hello all! First off, thank you to all those on this board who have chosen to serve this country. I've been lurking on the board for a little while absorbing as much info as possible. I have been thoroughly impressed with professional and earnest manner that you go about your business and provide information in regards to it.

As for myself, I'm 28 civilian in electrical engineering. Engineering is a great, but I've never been able to satisfy my need for something greater. 18x is what I'm after and I'm in the process of evaluating myself (physical, mental, emotional) as best as possible to assess that objective. I know getting slapped in the face will not prepare you for a boxing match, but at least it'll wake you up for what lies ahead. I want to go into this as informed and open eyed as possible. I'm a sponge for information, experiences, and details. As you have all repeated again and again, SA is vital.

I'll be doing much more reading than posting :munchin . Thanks again for providing such a forum and I'll be focused on the 25m target first.

JJMML45
01-02-2006, 14:03
Hello everyone, thank you for allowing me to enjoy this information with you. I am currently in the military as a scout, I am not SF but plan on sending in my packet soon. I hope many of my questions can be answered here.

repnyc
01-02-2006, 21:57
Hello,

I am interested in serving as an SF soldier, by signing a Rep-63 contract.

In college I studied bio and polisci. I also rowed 4 years on the varsity rowing team. We call it "crew". After college I headed to lawschool, and enjoyed serveral interships with District and State Attorney's offices. I then sat for, and passed, the NY BAR, and currently work as an attorney. When the time comes I look forward to training and hurdles associated with this process.

This site is an excellent resource, and I am appreciative of all the information to be gained from it.

Ronnie
01-03-2006, 17:17
Hello everyone...1st off I have zero military experience outside high school JROTC.
I am unable to join any military unit due to an injury recieved in an automotive accident.
I really just wanted to say....
THANKS TO YOU ALL for everything you do!!
I will not be wasting your time further, you have more important things to do than listen to me. No answers are required or expected.
THANKS AGAIN for keeping us safe and free.


Edit: sorry about not filling out the profile...THANKS AGAIN

NousDefionsDoc
01-03-2006, 18:33
Welcome aboard all.

ronnie, please fill out your profile. You are not wasting our time (yet:) ).

Post, but stay in your lane.

Where do all these damn lawyers come from?

Gypsy
01-03-2006, 18:40
Where do all these damn lawyers come from?

I think RL has a side business as a recruiter.

Welcome all, my thanks to those of you serving our Country.

Kyobanim
01-03-2006, 18:41
Where do all these damn lawyers come from?
Chum for that Sneaky SF Dude

Warrior-Mentor
01-03-2006, 21:25
I'm a college student getting in shape to secure an 18x contract. Both this site and "Get selected..." are amazing resources for potential SF candidates and I'd like to express my gratitude for all the QPs responsible for this site and "Get selected..." Thank you all!

A Fuente,
Welcome aboard. Glad to help.
Cast or Tab,
JM

Jack Moroney (RIP)
01-04-2006, 13:52
Where do all these damn lawyers come from?

I think that there must be an excess of white lab rats so lawyers are not in as much demand as before:D

lksteve
01-04-2006, 20:24
Where do all these damn lawyers come from?someone forgot to chlorinate the gene pool...

Huey14
01-04-2006, 20:25
I'm very thankful the Law School is completely seperate from my, elite, part of the University.

Firepup
01-05-2006, 15:59
Probly a cliche to begin an introduction this way, but what the hell..

I would like to start by saying I thank and respect all the members of our military for their service, and that I hold a special respect and admiration for those in our "special" military groups for their dedication and talent.

My name is Andy, as my profile reads, I am pursuing a career in law enforcement, but cannot shake off the strong desire to join the military. I hope that I can learn from you all and that I, in some way or another, contribute to the forum.

I could go on about myself, but it would only bore you, and it would be redundant since it's all in my profile.

Doc
01-05-2006, 19:27
Firepup

Glad to have you aboard. You can be a LEO and a Soldier at the same time. The NG and Reserves need good people. Think about it.

Good luck and thank you for your service to our country.

Doc

Jack Moroney (RIP)
01-05-2006, 19:32
Welcome aboard all.

Roguish Lawyer
01-05-2006, 19:47
Where do all these damn lawyers come from?

:D

Welcome, counsel.

FreedomDefender
01-05-2006, 23:01
Good Evening,

First and foremost I want to thank you all for allowing me the oportunity to be a member of this site. I have enjoyed reading everyones posts and have learned a great deal in such a short time. I am an AD soldier and was with 1st group 3Bn from 96 - 01. I was on the support side. (I know rather have a sister in a hore house than a brother wearing a red beret! LOL) Still in and stationed in Hi now and realize how much I miss the sof community and will be heading back in the near future. Again thank you and hope to learn a great deal more.

tataczesiu
01-06-2006, 03:46
Welcome and thank you for letting me joining this forums.

Regards,

tataczesiu

dave_az
01-06-2006, 08:08
Welcome.

Gregor Olson
01-07-2006, 19:54
Introduce yourself with your first post.

When you come into our house we'd like to know a little about you. This assists in framing a response to post from a Professional Soldiers member.

De Oppresso Liber
Greetings to all at Professional Soldiers, Our scout/sniper platoon is having a good deployment conducting operations in and around the Baghdad area. Almost 6 months in with 6 to go I am seriously looking to step it up after this deployment, I believe S.F. is the place for me to go. With Ranger School on schedual upon return next august I'd rather get started down the SF road instead, always open for suggestions. "Deads not Words" (1-10 mtn. motto) Spc Olson

Jack Moroney (RIP)
01-07-2006, 20:13
I believe S.F. is the place for me to go. With Ranger School on schedual upon return next august I'd rather get started down the SF road instead, always open for suggestions. Spc Olson

Welcome aboard and thank you for your service to our country. Ranger School won't hurt you and will provide you with some good skill sets that will be useful in SF should you elect to pursue that route. If you get through Ranger School and don't make the cut for SF it will give you even greater options as an Infantry soldier and a path in to the Ranger Regiment should you want to try that aspect of SOF. Why do you think SF is what you want to do?

Gypsy
01-07-2006, 20:38
Greetings to all at Professional Soldiers, Our scout/sniper platoon is having a good deployment conducting operations in and around the Baghdad area. Almost 6 months in with 6 to go I am seriously looking to step it up after this deployment, I believe S.F. is the place for me to go. With Ranger School on schedual upon return next august I'd rather get started down the SF road instead, always open for suggestions. "Deads not Words" (1-10 mtn. motto) Spc Olson

Welcome aboard, thank you for serving and please extend my sincere thanks to the rest of your platoon. Godspeed and stay safe.

Jason Gillespie
01-08-2006, 15:59
Hello and thanks to all here who protect our country from threats around the globe. I am visiting on the recommendation of Bill Harsey.

I was an Army Scout briefly from 1986-1988.

I am an artist, (don't think stereotypical artist though), but am currently a student in the New York Academy of Art's MFA Sculpture program.

In my opinion history is one of our greatest teachers and it is the neglect of its lessons that caused the latter part of the 20th century to be such a mess and....why political correctness and appeasement have been allowed to run rampant today.

I look forward to tapping into the shared wisdom on this board.

swesty70
01-09-2006, 02:02
After 9 years in the Navy as an SH-60B aircrewman I am now a student at the University of Maryland. It seems I can't get the military out of my blood, however, and would like to join the Army and earn the SF long tab. I am unable to enlist under the 18X program due to my age (31). My options are to enlist active as under another MOS and apply for SFAS and wait a year if selected or go NG. I am not quite sure which way to go. Hopefully, this forum may help me decide. By the way great forum and thanks for having me.

CATAtonic426
01-09-2006, 02:23
Good morning. Thank you for hosting such a resource, it has no doubt been a help to many a soldier, including this one. I am a Student working on an undergrad while serving this great country. My spare time finds me in the outdoors, doing extreme sports, or reading this board.

By Sword, Deed, and Word

Bill Harsey
01-09-2006, 10:02
Welcome aboard all and thank you guys for your service.

Jason, Great to see you here!
My college degree is a BFA in sculpture and design and they still let me log on here.

kwu
01-09-2006, 17:52
Hi all,

I'm 23, in DC area, work for government contractor, and am about to sign a rep 63 contract with a 20th SFG unit to start the pipeline in late summer/September. Recently ordered "Get Selected" and am looking forward to reading it. am here to keep my ears open and listen for any insight you might share.

pursuedream
01-09-2006, 19:09
First off thank you all for your service, it is greatly appreciated. I am a full-time student at TCU studying business management and strategy, I work full-time at my parents company as a business development strategiest, and I have a wife and three little girls. I am 23 yrs old and love to run, read, and spend time with my girls. I want to pursue my dream of becoming a memeber of the SF community, particularly the Green Berets. I am not afraid, but my wife is, what advice can you provide me to help her understand the nature of the sacrifice of time and energy towards pursuing such a dream. I have prayed and talked and sought many counsel, but none from anyone who has had experience in special forces and has a family, your advice will go along way in helping to develop my strategy and preparation for this life altering move. Thank you again.

JPH
01-09-2006, 19:09
welcome

Kraut783
01-09-2006, 19:36
Hello to all !

I am a LEO in the Dallas Metro area, was USAR in PSYOPS and did a deployment to Afghan in 2002. Best thing I ever did, our POC was attached to 3rd SFG (A) at CJSOTF-A and my three man team was sent downrange to be with a 19th ODA. Just an incredible experience with those guys. Still a LEO and now in the TXARNG as a 31D, but don't hold that against me :)

Thanks for allowing me to be part of this forum.

Jack Moroney (RIP)
01-10-2006, 05:07
I am not afraid, but my wife is, what advice can you provide me to help her understand the nature of the sacrifice of time and energy towards pursuing such a dream. .

Welcome to the forum. The tone of you post indicates to me that you really have no idea what is going to be required of you in the pursuit of your goal to become a Special Forces soldier. Let me be as direct as possible, your wife and family are also going to "sacrifice" a lot. It takes a really good woman to deal with the trials and tribulations that she is going to have to go thru as you pursue your dream without turning their life into a nightmare. My wife gave birth to 2 of my 3 kids not having a clue as to where I was. She also had to hold the family together and be both Mom and Dad for most of the years my kids were growing up and there are going to be challenges for your kids that will take a father's hand in guidance and a husband's support. It doesn't get any easier for her when you come home because she has set the rules and game plan for the kids while you were gone and you are the one that is going to have to adjust to that. There are a lot of "tricks" of the trade to parenting that she picked up to make it easier, but it was tough and the only regret in my military career has been the difficulties my family has gone thru because of path I followed as a professional soldier. Now I am not saying that it cannot be done as a lot of folks have and many will continue to do so but you really need to fully understand that your family, regardless of all the lofty phrases you might have heard from others, is going to come second. You need to sit down with your wife, have a long and hard discussion about what this all entails, but first you need to understand that what you are about to do is enter a profession that demands your total commitment to its values, goals, missions, and most importantly the men with whom you are going to serve. We are not about producing corn flakes here; we produce warrior-statesmen to do the bidding of our country at the peril of our own lifes and the fickleness of politicians.

Kyobanim
01-10-2006, 09:47
Welcome all

Ronin556
01-10-2006, 21:16
ProfessionalSoldiers.com staff,
I've been lurking for a long time, and would like to post to introduce myself as per the rules.
My name is A1C A. Moyer, and I'm currently serving with the 111th ASOS (Recently changed from ASOC) as a apprentice 1-Charlie-4.
I found this sight looking for resources on building my constitution, and sharpening myself for the schoolhouse.
I joined the ANG because they could contract my position as a 1-Chuck, and because I could continue to pursue my Electrical Engineering degree.

Yeah, I know you're probably all down and out that I'm not studying law.
In addition, I've taken about a year of Russian language, and continue to study in my free time.

I'm a long time shooter and spent a significant amount of my youth running around in the woods, so the nautral progression was to run around the woods - with a rifle.

I appreciate the first rate information based on experience rather than conjecture, and opinion from those who've diligently earned their "Chairborne Ranger" tab.

I'll probably keep very quiet, as most of my questions have less to do with SF selection and life than they do with what makes a good Terminal Air Controller by your standards. If any of you felt like dropping me a PM on the subject, I'd appreciate it, but I won't post anything on the topic.

In the meantime, I will be preparing for TACC school, as I ship to BMT for pipeline in about 3 weeks.

Until then, I'll be lurking, and trying to pick up as much wisdom as possible.

Thanks again for the excellent resource for all of us "up and comming" warriors.

DPB
01-10-2006, 22:21
Gentlemen,

I made the mistake of posting elsewhere first, was advised of my error, and am correcting it. My mistake.

I was on active duty from 1994-2004, 10th MTN and 3d SFG.

Thank you for providing this forum for the exchange of professional information. Also, thank you for not allowing this board to degenerate like so much of the electronic media.

DPB

cybear
01-11-2006, 07:47
Hello All,

Was refferred to this site from an individual on the Platoonleader site. I must say, this site is truly invaluable for prospective 18 series persons :) I'm currently an AROTC Cadet majoring in Information Technology and will commision this summer. Perhaps in a couple years I can put in a packet for SFAS.

I do speak Chinese(Manderin) fluently, but can't read/write it to save my life(Came to the U.S. when I was 2 1/2 and spoke with the rents at home). That being said, perhaps the 1st Group would be most fitting :)


Joe

Zam
01-12-2006, 02:24
Hello, I'm from Bakersfield, CA. I am 19 years old, civilian, hoping to join 5/19th SFG out of Los Alamitos in southern California. I am currently trying to earn my private pilots license, and am conditioning for SF. I'm more of a reader than a poster on the forums. I'm PT'ing on my own, but having a mentor would be great.

NoRoadtrippin
01-12-2006, 10:24
Hello all,

Thanks for allowing all of us uninitiated to take part in the forums here. I am a Cadet, and SCARNG member. I look forward to learning as much as I can here at Professional Soldiers as I work towards a commission.

Spent time at Robin Sage this summer, and loved every minute of it. Maybe one day I'll be on the other side as a student instead of a guerilla.

Barron

airass99
01-12-2006, 17:00
NDD Admin edit - Try again stud. Neither this introduction nor the profile meet the standard. Act like somebody trained you.

Team Sergeant: Admin Edit, sorry kid, this is not an airsoft website or a site for children. Move out.

boxer
01-12-2006, 23:13
Hi guys.

This site so far is real cool. My 1Sg told me about it and it's real cool lost of info, i can learn alot.

Im a CPL in the army going on my 3 year. I will be going to RANGER school soon and i will pass.

Nice try punk, continue with course and I'll call your mom.
I have two of your email addresses:

jetspeed929@yahoo.com
jetspeed929@aol.com
Other forum posts (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=jetspeed929%40aol.com&btnG=Google+Search)

Make no mistake, I can find out who you are, and I will call your mom.

The Team Sergeant

Mercenary
01-13-2006, 05:32
Hey there,

I'm an 18 year old German civilian who's tryin' to learn as much as possible before he joins the service. I spent a year in Salem, OR as an exchange student and lived together with an ex-marine and hung out with a lot more of 'em. Since then I got way interested in a military career.

This far, I think this forum does a big deal on teaching me some stuff from guys who have the experience and share.

So what I'm mostly gonna do is reading ;)



Glück ab,
Mercenary

rayj
01-13-2006, 12:56
Greetings
First off let me say thank you for a job well done so far in the GWOT.
I am new to this forum but I looked it over a bit before I joined.
I am a member of the National Guard and am an Ordnace Officer. I have had two call ups for homeland security missions and am slated to head to Afganistan in the near future.

I worked with the US Forest Service for several years in the fire world and jumped as a smokejumper for a couple of seasons....we had some good times doing training with some SF units for rough terrain jumping!

Again thank you for your service.

Team Sergeant
01-13-2006, 15:16
I worked with the US Forest Service for several years in the fire world and jumped as a smokejumper for a couple of seasons....we had some good times doing training with some SF units for rough terrain jumping!



And everyone thinks we're nuts for jumping behind enemy lines......:rolleyes:

Welcome Aboard!

Team Sergeant

Nuke
01-14-2006, 01:18
Hello,

This is a nice forum you all have here! Glad I found it.

A little history and info about myself. After high school I looked at joining the military. My parents told me to go to college so I did. Got to respect the rents. At PSU I studied Mechanical Engineering and did some ROTC. It was just starting there at the time so it was very informal but I like doing the PT. When I graduated the guy running the show wasn't of much use in showing me what the Army had to offer so I took a job in weapons design. As part of the job they sent me to get my Masters in Energetic Materials i.e. explosives. Well, I have about 20 more pages left to write on my paper but it's as good as done. In my classes I had a few former SF guys who I studied with. That’s when I realized that there are some cool jobs and very motivated individuals like myself in the Army. So now I'm in the process of "making the dumbest decision of my life,” so says the entire family :D , and going 18x. I refuse to be one of those guys that when they turn 60 wishes he had tried. Anyway, I've researched the topic a long time now but still have stuff to learn before going and hope this forum will provide the answers.

Well, I think you’re all up to speed on me now.

sweeetvenom
01-14-2006, 04:48
My son referred me to this site. He is in SF training at Bragg and has just completed his Combat Engineer MOS and begins Robin Sage next week. We are proud and honored that he has chosen to serve, and may God's speed protect and return him safe from his mission.

He grew up shooting and hunting in the coastal mountains of California, where he learned a lot about (hunting) tactics and strategy. He is a very capable rifle and pistol shot, and an excellent bowhunter. All should serve him well in SF.

Thanks for this site.

Jack Moroney (RIP)
01-14-2006, 05:02
Welcome all!

gunnerjohn
01-14-2006, 22:39
My name is gunnerjohn.

Bill Harsey is standing over my shoulder directing me to post here first.

I will tell you up front that I am not prior military.

My former life was in law enforcement out in Oregon but now I work as a high precision machinist and avid gunsmith. I have had great dealings with military personnel in my life and support every action that they are involved with. My background in law enforcement has served me well, but the politics within made me decide that I wanted a change. I have found a calling.

Currently I am working with Bill Harsey on some projects that will be made evident in the near future.

I am a factory trained beretta, colt, remington and glock armorer and welcome any questions fielded my way.

I appreciate the chance to spend time here and learn of a life that I could only dream of.

I look forward to meeting some of you at Shot Show where I will be with Bill introducing some of these "projects".

Thank You

gunnerjohn

The Reaper
01-14-2006, 22:59
gj:

You must be the machinist Harsey has been spending all of this time with.

Welcome aboard!

TR

Bill Harsey
01-14-2006, 23:50
gj:

You must be the machinist Harsey has been spending all of this time with.

Welcome aboard!

TR
TR, Yes he is. We go way back.

Welcome aboard gunnerjohn.

blade_guy
01-15-2006, 02:46
Hi All, allow me to introduce myself.

I am an average American citizen. I work in the high tech industry, and thus have no military experience.

However, I have been a very frequent flier for the last decade, on United. The routes that the hijacked planes took on 9/11 were the routes I often took.

I was flying on 9/11 and was stranded away from home, and experienced that terrible day like many horrified Americans. Fortunately I did not have to fly coast-to-coast that day, and was thus a witness to one of the most terrible days in American history.

Ever since 2001, I have flown every 9/11 every year after, partially in memory of the lives lost, and partly because I refuse to bow down to terror. A lot of people I know don't fly as much anymore, but I still travel same as before.

I am also a Military Channel / History Channel junkie, and have watched nearly every show on our special forces. I really admire our brave men and women in uniform, and can't thank your contributions and sacrifices enough.

Anyway enough rambling from me. God Bless and give our enemies hell!!!

Bill Harsey
01-15-2006, 08:16
blade guy,
Good to see you post here. Welcome aboard.

Sacamuelas
01-15-2006, 09:48
TR, Yes he is. We go way back.

Welcome aboard gunnerjohn.
Welcome Gunnerjohn.

ObliqueApproach
01-15-2006, 09:52
Welcome Blade Guy and keep on flying!:D

Trip_Wire (RIP)
01-15-2006, 12:40
Welcome Gunnerjohn. :lifter

gunnerjohn
01-15-2006, 18:22
Just wanted to thank you all for the welcome. I am grateful for the reception that I have received entering this site. I will respect all the rules and regulations involved with this site. Take care to all and always watch you six.

gunnerjohn

ZippyII
01-15-2006, 21:49
Reintroduction.....ZippyII here. I was posting as "Zippy". Established a new account because I couldn't log in on the old one. Old fart here, headed down the dark path...took about a year to get things squared away....

CPTAUSRET
01-15-2006, 22:24
Welcome, everyone!

Terry

sej_usnr
01-16-2006, 20:11
Greetings eveyone,

I'm a reservist in the USNR, serving first as an Intel Specialist, and now a 1635. I'm likely to deploy in the next 12 months or so to Southwest Asia, and so I'm doing a lot of learning (among a lot of other things!) to get ready. I've already read a number of threads here and I've obviously come to the right place to get real info. I've seen quite a few other forums and, well, let's just say they really don't compare.

Thanks for all the info - a lot of the questions I have at this point have been answered but I'm sure more will come up and maybe I'll actually post a few myself. And thanks not only for posting all the great info, but - of course - for your service to our country.

SEJ

ford
01-17-2006, 07:30
Thanks for allowing me to be a member of this great forum and learn all that I can from you. Im an active duty soldier stationed at Ft Sill Oklahoma as a 13P (MLRS Fire Direction Specialist). Just recently promoted to E-5 in November. Home on emergency leave from Iraq. Once again thank you for allowing me to be a member.

JLF
01-17-2006, 08:44
First post here,

I'm an active duty Air Force member. My intent for being here is to learn from what appears to be a vast spectrum of diverse backgrounds. I'm honored to be a guest at this site as I'm not a Special Forces member; my respect goes to you few who have and continue to serve our country.

N.Franklin
01-19-2006, 01:09
Sorry this is my second post on the site, I bought a book first. Im an active duty 15D filling an S3 position, am on my second tour in the 25th ID, played in SFOR 11 (Bosnia) and OIF 1 with 4th ID out of Ft Hood.

Copperhead6
01-19-2006, 02:07
Hi My names Garrett i am an E6 18B now relocated to 1st Group i was previously at the 5th. I am an SF Baby Yes im not embarassed i ahve been on an ODA for 3 Years Now.

My Hobbies are, Surfing, Cars, Bikes, WOMEN, And kickin Back

Copperhead6- OUT

S3Project
01-19-2006, 06:48
Hello Staff and members,

First, I'd like to say THANK YOU very much for your service and this wonderful site - it is an incredible resource, and although I have been lurking here for months, I have plenty more reading to do!

My name is Derek, and I'm a junior in high school. I'm just a civilian (for now) who is looking into Special Forces. My interests are history, current events, guns, gear, military, and the norm. It's an honor to be able to post in the same community as you guys.

I do not believe I will be posting much, as my lane is very narrow, but I felt it necessary to properly introduce myself, and to say thanks for all of the material here.

Good day,

- Derek

SS02
01-19-2006, 11:39
Hello,

I am new to this site, and as per the ROE’s my first order of business is a greeting and introduction.

I would first like to thank all of you for allowing my into your home as a guest, and for taking the time out your busy lives to help educate us dreamers, hopefuls and wannabe learn more about your world.

I am a former Marine rifleman who spent a little time as a Scout sniper. I am almost finished with school and I miss being in the military. I started looking into the National Guard hoping to create the balance I am looking for life. When I went through sniper school in 99 there were two Sergeant first classes from a SF group in California. Before then I had know idea that the guard had SF units, and since then I have been interested.

My life is on course and I have begun to gather information about what it takes to get to SFAS and have a chance to at passing. I am a firm believer in the 7 P’s (proper, prior, planning, prevents, piss, poor, performance), and you site has been an extremely effective tool for my planning.

I have no misconceptions about how hard and long the SF pipeline is, but without challenges to overcome life would be meaningless. I am in Colorado now and have been getting my legs, lungs, and feet, back into fighting shape. With a little intestinal fortitude, suffering, and sacrifice I hope to slightly increase my chances of success.

Once again thank you for allowing my in your home as a guest, and thanks for all of the helpful information.

Sincerely,

A SF wannabe and hopeful in training

LongWire
01-19-2006, 13:04
Hey Brothers.........

Im Scotty C............Started out my career as an 11B in 2nd Ranger Bn........Spent some good times in LRRS up at Lewis, and then got into the pipeline........Ive Been in 5th Group since 98 and weve been real busy, well since before then, but all the same Im Glad to be here. Thanks For the Site and the Welcome. Hope Yall are doing Well.......First Rounds on me........Oh Im currently Oconus Doing DAFID...........Take Care

NousDefionsDoc
01-19-2006, 16:26
Hi My names Garrett i am an E6 18B now relocated to 1st Group i was previously at the 5th. I am an SF Baby Yes im not embarassed i ahve been on an ODA for 3 Years Now.

My Hobbies are, Surfing, Cars, Bikes, WOMEN, And kickin Back

Copperhead6- OUT
When did 1st Group move to Ft. Campbell?

jon448
01-20-2006, 07:58
NDD,
I don't know if you noticed, Copperhead also said he was a SF baby but then in the Unit's served section he put he was in the 502. Maybe it isn't my place to call out a somebody who might have gone through selection and the Q already but I thought I'd point that out.

Jon

Team Sergeant
01-20-2006, 08:03
NDD,

I don't know if you noticed,

Jon

We miss nothing, we notice everything.

Get down and knock'em out for doubting our abilities.

Team Sergeant

The Reaper
01-20-2006, 09:28
When did 1st Group move to Ft. Campbell?

Right after they moved it near the ocean, so Copperhead could surf.

TR

jon448
01-20-2006, 09:51
TS,
Knockin em out:lifter

CPTAUSRET
01-20-2006, 09:55
Right after they moved it near the ocean, so Copperhead could surf.

TR



"CHARLIE DON'T SURF"

Roguish Lawyer
01-20-2006, 12:20
"CHARLIE DON'T SURF"

LOL

CoLawman
01-20-2006, 12:37
"CHARLIE DON'T SURF"

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning............it smells........like victory!

NousDefionsDoc
01-20-2006, 14:15
NDD,
I don't know if you noticed, Copperhead also said he was a SF baby but then in the Unit's served section he put he was in the 502. Maybe it isn't my place to call out a somebody who might have gone through selection and the Q already but I thought I'd point that out.

Jon
I swear, you Sluggos are going to have to be given a class on springing ambushes early. Now put your damn head down and watch your sector...

peter28
01-20-2006, 17:10
Hello all, thanks for having me. Im just a former Navy jet mechanic and recent college grad looking into SF. This site has an abundance of information. Thanks for sharing!

Gypsy
01-20-2006, 19:03
Good to see you Peter!


Welcome all, thanks to those of you serving or chosing to serve our Country.

paste
01-22-2006, 23:57
Hello,

I found a link to this site via the Rangers at AR.com. I am trying to get either an 18x or an option 40 contract. Came here to see what you guys were all about. I have a state of Maryland GED so I am going to college in order to get the 15 credits needed to make my "Good Enough Diploma" acceptable by Uncle Sam's standards. Its funny how scoring a 97 on the ASVAB still means your a dumb ass if you didnt finish HS. I guess the Army figures that if you dont finish school your not a motivated individual... Understandable. Should give me some more time to PT my ass off.:lifter Anyway, this seems like a great board and have already gotten a ton of info from it. Hope to be among your ranks sometime soon.....

sapper3608
01-24-2006, 05:51
Hello Gentlemen, I came here via Optactical. I am currently with the British Territorial Army, I have been in fir just over a year. Joined due to withdrawel symptoms - I served 10 years in the Royal Engineers '87-97. I have been operational in Northern Ireland and Kuwait (shield & storm).

I joined the board to speed up the re-learning curve, looking for advice from professionals.

Never been HSLD but always been a profesional soldier

Good chance of an 'away match' next year

battle6
01-24-2006, 17:08
Hello,

I was directed to this site via an advertisement I received through military.com for the book, "Getting Selected." I am a 22 year old College First DEP who is considering an 18x contract.

This site has been an incredible resource, and I ordered the book expecting more of the same useful knowledge. The accessibility of this information has been very helpful in deciding whether the SF lifestyle is what I want to pursue.

My sincere gratitude for the dual service you gentlemen perform to our country and to the young hopefuls who aspire to become men like yourselves. Thank you for allowing me to be your guest here.

bosljeff
01-24-2006, 17:40
This is my fourth post and I apologize for not making this my first post.

My name is Jeff and I am an 18X waiting to ship 20060328. I have enough savings to take time off from the first of the year to when I ship so all I am doing is reading, training, reading, training...you get the idea. I am 27 and am very content that I didn't sign up right after highschool. I want to use my college and life-experience to drive my maturity to good use in my SF future. I have been an EMT for over 2 years and have studied a wide variety of "things" in college-mostly health related: Sports Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Physical Education and so on. I hope to use that background to amp up my odds of becoming an 18D.

Thank you for allowing me into your world.
Jeff

Doc Diego
01-24-2006, 21:40
Evening All, Found this site while Googling an old 7th Group CSM,
LOL ! I'm an old 18D from 7th and did my SWC time at Phase l Patrolling Commitee and MedLab. Hope to touch base with some old teammates.

Team Sergeant
01-24-2006, 21:45
Welcome everyone!

Doc Diego,
Someone will be sending you PM shortly.;)

Team Sergeant

Alchemist
01-24-2006, 22:05
Hello, everyone.

I've been reading the forums for some months now, since following a link from an SF soldier's weblog. To a civilian like me, fascinated with Special Forces, this site is an incredible resource. Through it, moreover, I found and ordered "Get Selected," which answered many more of my questions.

I'm a professor. I teach; I run a research group. And I am acutely aware of the debt I owe those who put themselves on the line to protect everything I hold dear. After I fulfill my commitments to my researchers, I intend to join the Army, and I hope very much to wear the Green Beret one day. My relatively advanced age–I'll be nearly 34 when I join–makes the odds even steeper than they would be already, but I will give it my level best. In the meantime, I will be working to max the APFT (getting there!) and teach myself Farsi (just started).

I'll be asking a few questions, but mostly I plan to keep reading. My thanks to the hosts of this site, and to all the veterans reading it.

Roguish Lawyer
01-24-2006, 22:08
Welcome, Alchemist!

Team Sergeant
01-24-2006, 22:28
Welcome Aboard Professor!

Jack Moroney (RIP)
01-25-2006, 04:47
Welcome aboard Prof and Doc Diego.

Pat
01-25-2006, 07:42
Thank you for your service and this resource. The professionalism on this site is inspiring.

I found an article that I would like to post in the Africa section of Area Studies. I will refrain from posting until I receive permission.

Thanks again and have a great day.

Gypsy
01-25-2006, 11:20
Thank you for your service and this resource. The professionalism on this site is inspiring.

I found an article that I would like to post in the Africa section of Area Studies. I will refrain from posting until I receive permission.

Thanks again and have a great day.

Well, I'm not a moderator or admin but you made your first post in the right area. Be sure to read the stickies and directives, be respectful and I'm guessing there won't be a problem with you posting the article.

Welcome everyone!

FNU_LNU
01-25-2006, 12:52
Good friend of mine suggested that I take a look at this site. Many of my colleagues are former SF, and all have demonstrated that trait for which your esteemed group have collectively demonstrated throughout the years: quiet professionals. Good to be here and if any of you have business out at Langley or are in the area, feel free to drop me a pm.

Team Sergeant
01-25-2006, 16:08
if any of you have business out at Langley or are in the area, feel free to drop me a pm.


welcome FNU_LNU.

I hope that I will never again, have to drive in that traffic......

Team Sergeant

one-zero
01-25-2006, 16:13
Hi FNU_LNU;
Welcome, pls check your PM, drop me a line back-channel.
1-0

Cobra642
01-25-2006, 17:27
Thanks for letting me log on to this great site. It has a wealth of knowledge and even some humor thrown in.
I'm retired Army; flew AH1's, C-12's and UC-35s (citations) before getting on with the airlines. I'm also currently a federal LEO in the same occupation.
I have a great deal of respect for the SF community at large, and am especially fascinated by the work done by them in Afganistan. I have a number of friends in the 160th and by trying to follow the "special ops" aspects of the war I was led to this site, which is outstanding.

:lifter This is for this being my second post.

The Reaper
01-25-2006, 17:32
Welcome aboard all!

TR

NousDefionsDoc
01-25-2006, 17:48
Welcome aboard

Huey14
01-25-2006, 17:48
More pilots, less lawyers I say :D

CrossedCannons
01-26-2006, 16:21
Gentlemen, thankyou for the wealth of information you provide for hopefuls like myself. I am currently a 2LT stationed in Korea acting as a Support Platoon Leader. I'm doing what I can to prepare for SFAS now so I can be as ready as possible when my opportunity comes. Thankyou.

Bill Harsey
01-26-2006, 16:32
Catching up on the intros here, Welcome aboard everyone.

Alchemist,
A QP here had a chemistry set once... but I don't think the story is for public consumption. He's my science hero.:D

Drew
01-26-2006, 17:51
Hello,

My name is Drew and I am a senior in college due to graduate in May 2006. I have wanted to join the Army for some time now, but I wanted to finish my degree first. I’ve come to learn as much as I can from everyone here.

Thank you for this resource.

Drew

The Reaper
01-26-2006, 17:56
Catching up on the intros here, Welcome aboard everyone.

Alchemist,
A QP here had a chemistry set once... but I don't think the story is for public consumption. He's my science hero.:D

Probably more than one.

Just ask Muldoon.

TR

steeve20
01-26-2006, 19:20
Been around since 80. 11th and 20th SF Groups. 18B currently a Zulu. Interesting site. Hang on SOCUNET same USERID. Glad to be here.

Alchemist
01-26-2006, 23:55
Alchemist,
A QP here had a chemistry set once... but I don't think the story is for public consumption. He's my science hero.:D

Hmm...a chemical story not for public consumption, that makes him your science hero? Sounds sketchy. I hope he'll drop me a PM and tell me about it, so I can express my disapproval. (Never did any reckless chemistry myself, no sirs. :rolleyes: )

Eagle5US
01-27-2006, 02:27
Welcome all. Looking forward to your contributions to the boards.:lifter

Eagle

Luko
01-27-2006, 20:17
Luko here!

Currently a Drexel University student majoring in Computing Technology with a concentration in Security.

No military experience, looking to join after college.