Old 12-14-2021, 23:29   #2641
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Introduction

Posted a thread to the 1st Group forum and realized I never posted an introduction here after joining. Figured I would do so now.

I am a current member of 1 SFG(A) and have been since 2007. My entire time has been spent at Lewis on an ODA/ODG. Started out as an 18C, eventually transitioned to 18F, and most recently transitioned to being a 180A.

Hoping to use this site to help build out a history/team member log for my detachment to document the detachment's lineage and provide a space for future documentation.
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Old 03-11-2022, 05:12   #2642
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Hello everyone,
I'm currently writing this intro while being forward. I'm a 1LT with a scout platoon with a few more months left out here. My year group opens this fall, so when we get back I'll be dropping my SFAS packet. I'm 31 and live with my family in Colorado. I made an account on here years ago before I joined the army but lost access to my registered email and never transferred access to another email. I found out about this forum from the book Get Selected which I brought with me out here. I'm on here to gather as much knowledge as I can about the profession, make some contacts and friends, and overall learn more about SF!
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Old 03-11-2022, 19:02   #2643
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Old 03-19-2022, 10:11   #2644
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Hello all,

I'm Matt, I'm an old guy (as far as SF candidates are concerned), I'm 31 y/o.
I honestly only recently started thinking about the military and just recently discovered that not all SOF missions are the same. I'm currently studying to become a paramedic and learned about 18-Delta. Since then I've been doing everything I can to prepare. In my mind, even though I'm an older guy, it fits like a glove, and the more I look into it, the more it fits. I came here hoping to ideally find a mentor, and if not, to find as much info as I can to get myself mentally and physically prepared for not only SFAS but for the career itself. I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Thank you!

p.s. Quick thanks to Eagle5US for helping me get my account sorted!

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Old 03-19-2022, 10:28   #2645
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Hello all,

I'm Matt, I'm an old guy (as far as SF candidates are concerned), I'm 31 y/o.

Thank you!

Welcome, there is plenty of information here to fill your brain, but I would suggest these starter threads:

SFAS Advice
https://www.professionalsoldiers.com...ht=martin+sfas

Get Selected for Special Forces
https://www.professionalsoldiers.com...ht=martin+sfas

18Xs and Rep 63s
https://www.professionalsoldiers.com...ht=martin+sfas

Good luck..
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Old 03-24-2022, 14:39   #2646
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I'm a Marine First Lieutenant stationed in 1st Marine Division. Over the next few months, I'll move back to my home state and attempt to join 20th SFG(A) as an 18D.

Thank you for giving your time to mentor the next generation. I'll learn everything I can.
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Old 04-22-2022, 01:07   #2647
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G'day

I spent a few years as an analyst in an Aussie S23/5 BDE HQ producing support products, alongside USMC MRF-D when they come over.

Currently I am a small business owner and in my part time I have been developing a program that models career and unit management.

I have studied capstone doctrines including JP 3-05, but I know that learning at that level is like unearthing a pyramid using a paint brush.

I look forward to learning from professionals alongside other motivated people, as well as contributing where I can with the resources I've picked up!
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:46   #2648
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Greetings and Gratitude

Hey ya'll, my name is Alec and I am a non-prior service civilian. I just turned 32 and am discerning the best path forward to fulfilling a call to military service and my goal of doing so with Special Forces.

Current options I'm exploring are OCS then SF when my year comes up, going enlisted and applying for an age waiver for 18x, or taking an 11b Airborne Option contract and volunteering for SFAS as soon as I get the chance.

This site has already been an invaluable asset in learning more about the community and the remarkable individuals within it. I'm currently following Kevin Edgerton's 18a SFAS Prep Course for the physical component, and the corresponding SOF Mental Prep Course. I also just began reading "Get Selected" thanks to this forum.

Thank you all for your continued service on this website- I look forward to learning and applying all that I can.

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Old 06-24-2022, 12:31   #2649
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Hello Everyone, We are the parents of a current Capt. attending the QCourse , he has recently navigated thru with his team the SERE portion of training . We do not know yet where he will end up eg ODA but as supportive parents we are just so proud of the community here at Ft.Bragg and the support he ,his wife and our new 5 month old grandson has received from the area.
We just wanted to reach out and say thank you to all that have served and to the quiet professionals a special thank you to your families and support group. The sacrifice made by all in your circle is incredible the requirements needed to support someone in SOF and see them succeed is immeasurable and we salute you.

God Bless and God Speed

Great news this evening our son informed us that he will be joining the 1 SFG Ft. Lewis , which was his number 1 on his wish list.

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Old 06-27-2022, 08:38   #2650
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Welcome and congratulations to your son.
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