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December 25, 2012

SOFREP’s 2012 Greatest Hits #2: The Difference between Delta and ST6

This was one of the most meaningful articles ever written pointing out the cultural differences between Army and Navy Special Ops. It’s no wonder that Iassen’s post is #2 on our list with close to 100,000 people reading this around the world.

The Difference Between Delta and ST6

With the death of Usama bin Laden last year at the hands of some secret squirrel frogmen in Pakistan, there came a nation wide interest as to who killed UBL. “Navy SEALs” was released to the public whether via the White House or the Department of Defense.

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is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is CEO of Force12 Media , a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow Brandon on Facebook, Twitter or his website.

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  • sahaldelta

    Hey does anyone know the average age of a Delta/ST6 operator? Are many of them above 40? What do you think is the max age that someone can be in order to serve in those two units, and what is the minimum? Thanks.

  • ColonelProp

    Just a great read - keep this in the back of your mind as we get blasted with ads for Zero Dark Thirty for the next two weeks....

  • 576575

    They are the Different Boys..

  • Mrod05

    My favorite article this year. I specially enjoyed the comment of both Delta and ST6 being two different tribes. Now I understand why ST6 is enjoying the limelight now. For the past 30 years Delta force has been the preferred unit of the US armed forces because of their professionalism while ST6 had to prove themselves time and time again ( all thanks to D.marcinko)

  • CK5150

    Hope all of my SOFREP friends had a great Christmas/Holiday/day off.  Best wishes!