These men, all members of the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division, are attending a Delta Force recruiting meeting at an undisclosed location in Iraq in 2007.

Here is what Geo Hand had to say about those who signed up to try out:

“In my time, it was usually about 60 percent Green Berets, 39 percent Rangers, and 1 percent random guys, such as cooks, chaplain assistants, and mechanics. We even had a flute player from the Army band try out in my Selection, but he didn’t make it.” – George Hand IV, former Green Beret and Delta Force operator

The formal name of the course to choose new Delta operators is “Assessment and Selection.”

The attrition rate hovers a bit above the 90% mark historically.