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1st SFOD-Delta team at undisclosed location

Why is it called 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta if it’s not part of the Army Special Forces?

SImply, the U.S. Army Special Forces have Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie detachments. For operational security, Colonel Charles Beckwith, first Delta commanding officer decided to name the new unit the “1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta.” Since then it has had several names including Combat Applications Group or CAG,  Delta Force, “The Unit”, or, as …

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Delta Force operator during the night operation

The only publicly available video of Delta Force

Originally leaked in 2008, this is one of the rare videos that shows the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D, Delta Force) in action. A video of Delta Force training and operations was supposed to be some sort of private club recruiting video. The video featuring music from Beastie Boys, Kiss and Billy Squire.

Why aren’t the US Army Rangers considered Special Forces like the Delta Force or Green Berets?

There can be some confusion about US Army Rangers, because there are, in a way, two different types. There are those Soldiers who have completed the US Army Ranger School, and there are Soldiers who have served in the 75th Ranger Regiment. United States Army Ranger School “The United States Army Ranger School is an …

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