In this week’s episode of SOFREP-Radio, Senior Editor Steve Balestrieri talks with Rick Lamb.
The word “Legend” gets thrown around a lot but in Mr. Lamb’s case, it is entirely apt. He joined the Army in 1978 under contract to become an Airborne Ranger directly and over the next 26 years, Rick served in both the 1st and 3rd Ranger Battalions, the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th Special Forces Group, retiring as a Command Sargeant Major.
He also seemed to be a part of every significant combat operation of the late 20th century the Army was involved in including,
Operation Eagle Claw (Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission)
Operation Just Cause (Invasion of Panama)
Operation Gothic Serpent (Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu);
Operations Restore, Uphold and Maintain Democracy (Invasion of Haiti);
Operations Joint Forge and Joint Guardian (Bosnia and Kosovo);
Operation Enduring Freedom (Horn of Africa)
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After retirement spend another 12 years working for U.S. Special Operations Command as a civilian culminating in a position as Operations Officer in the Center for Special Operations.
Rick is a Member of the SOCOM Commando Hall of Honor, the Ranger Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the SOCOM “Bull” Simmons Award.
He is the present Director of Military Relations for the Global SOF Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit works to build and grow an international network of military, government, commercial, and educational partners to advance SOF capabilities in confronting global and networked threats.
If that is not the definition of a “Legend” then no definition for it can exist.
Don’t miss this episode of SOFREP-Radio with Steve Balestrieri