SOFREP’s own George E. Hand IV has collected some incredible photographs throughout his legendary career as a Green Beret and Delta Operator, and he’s been generous enough to share some of them with us.

Being an elite special operations war fighter means having to work beyond your limits, keep your head about you, and make mission under even the most difficult of circumstances.  In order to be sure Delta operators can do so, they’re pushed beyond the point of mental and physical fatigue during selection and training.

As GEO puts it, this Delta candidate is “lost and whipped.”