June is around the corner, and with it another exciting month packed with content.
Steve Balestrieri sits down for an interview with the president of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a non-profit organization that supports Gold Star families and ensures that the children of fallen commandos receive an education.
In a much-anticipated series, John Black goes over the duties and role of every operator in a 12-man Special Forces Operational Detachment. Weapons Sergeant, Medical Sergeant, or the all-knowing Intelligence Sergeant?
Nick Coffman continues his coverage of the MARSOC 3 case, in which three Marine Raiders are being prosecuted for alleged manslaughter of a former Special Forces operator turned Lockheed Martin contractor during a bar fight in Iraq. Despite the overwhelming video evidence suggesting that the three Raiders were acting in self-defense, MARSOC leadership has been conspicuous in its absence and overt lack of support of its troops.
Jonathan Weiss continues his intriguing series of the little-known events and people that shaped the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. As the 76th anniversary of D-Day fast approaches, the articles offer a deeper understanding of the largest amphibious assault in history and one of the more important historical and military events of the 20th century. Jonathan, furthermore, dives deep in Naval Special Warfare and writes an all-inclusive article on the Navy’s Special Operations. Have you ever wondered how much extra pay SEALs get every month or what schools SWCC operators can go to? This wiki-style article will answer your every question.
As you have been reading every Sunday night, Master Geo is trying hard to out-fun himself with his hilarious News Roundups. They offer a superb respite from our usual line-up, which albeit it covers important topics in national security, foreign policy, and Special Operations, it can sometimes become too heavy. On another note, in case you have been wondering why there have been fewer Geo articles this month, it is because our resident Delta badass has been ghostwriting Greg Coker’s book. Greg is a former 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, also known as Night Stalkers, pilot and has some amazing stories. Being fortunate enough to follow along the process, I can tell you that you won’t want to miss that one – stay tuned for the release date. Did I mention that Geo is almost done with his own book as well? Happy times indeed.
Geo and I also sit down for a podcast with a former AC-130J Spooky gunner. We go over his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and some cool combat stories. Have you ever wondered how Air Force crews escape an aircraft that is going down? You’ll find out in this episode of SOFREP Radio.
As for me, I dive into the touchy topic of substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs in the military in general and the Special Operations community in particular.
On Time, On Target
Managing Editor, SOFREP.com