I received and email from a young man asking me which branch of the armed forces I'd join if I wanted to become a Special Operations Force Warrior. I decided that the answer would make a good post. So I share it here for everyone to read...
Your email made me really pause and think. Since I’ve never served in the military the only loyalty I feel is to people I’ve known, not to any branch of service.
There are many great resources available to research and learn all about different Special Operations Forces. I especially enjoy the work of Dick Couch as he served as a Navy SEAL and was allowed unprecedented access to many schools of training, and his books are priceless if you want to learn about the process of becoming a real warrior. Many recruiting offices can also hook you up with a mentor who’s ‘been there’ and can guide you.
I personally know men who are or were: Green Berets, Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, Air Force Special Ops, RECON Marines, and your average, every day, soldier. I have been impressed by them all. Each is unique in their mission and each serves our country with honor and courage.