March 27, 2012

Polish GROM

You asked for it, and you got it. Here’s a couple good videos we pulled on GROM missions. If you’ve read Chris Kyle’s American Sniper then you know that the SEALs and others worked extensively with the GROM.  After one mission with the GROM Chris started integrating into their assault train on HVT hits.  Good stuff.

Brandon


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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 Editor-in-Chief of SOFREP.com, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). His writing has been featured in print, and digital media worldwide. You can follow him on twitter here.

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  • Ravage

     @JackMurphyRGR They are not, nor never were under SOCOM while they were there. TF49 is part of ISAF SOCOM, thus they are required to fufill ISAF directives. As far as one team being lazy....thats a story for another day, but yes there is truth in that statement.

  • Marcin Rak

    Yesterday - 30.03.2012 - during diving training in Mrągowo died soldier from JW GROM. R.I.P Brother!   http://www.wojskaspecjalne.mil.pl/24,more,286-smierc_zolnierza.html?ln=pl

  • SEAN SPOONTS

    You know what? I think the Poles are all heart. I think they are great. Unlike some of our allies(which will remained un-named for the sake of SOFREP civility) the Poles leave the impression that they wish they could do more. I like their ALL IN attitude.

  • Marcin Rak

    If somebody is still interested what Polish SOF are doing in Afghanistan - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=327592320630270&set=a.250737138315789.60502.247556788633824&type=1 (use google translator please it is fresh and still in Polish)

  • The Nature Roy

    @11bwaytobe@RogerS 11bwaytobe -- As LCpl X said earlier, I really appreciate you coming in and relaying your experience. It's made for an interesting, rounded discussion   And RogerS -- I don't think you need to worry too much about GROM's reputation being sullied. No one is going to think the unit is made up of a bunch of talentless untrained hacks all of the sudden or discount the vast multitude of reports that state they are outstanding warriors. GROM is held in very high esteem and Poland is widely seen as punching above their weight as an ally in the GWOT. That said, no unit is universally perfect or beyond reproach -- we all know ST6, CAG, the SAS, and the SBS have taken their lumps from those inside and outside the community at one time or another (fairly or otherwise). Maybe that just comes with the expectations associated with being recognized as one of the top units in the world.