Special Forces Numbers To Grow At NC Army Post

Special operations at a North Carolina Army post will swell by an additional 500 soldiers despite the departure of a large special forces group in 2011.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Tuesday that special operations commander Adm. Eric Olson said the number of special operations soldiers will grow even after more than 2,000 leave Fort Bragg for Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. in 2011. The soldiers will take 4,000 family members with them.

Olson spoke about the future of special forces at Fort Bragg on
Tuesday. He recommended expanding special operations at the post by
an additional 3 to 5 percent over the next four to five years.


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  • by To: Get a Clue on Aug 13, 2009 at 04:22 PM
    Get a Clue, Apparently you failed to think about my question before you commented; that pertained to the way the article is written. I am very familiar with Special Forces and Fort Bragg. The question went right over your head.
  • by Get a Clue Location: Greenville, NC on Aug 12, 2009 at 12:35 AM
    It is an ARMY base, special forces in the ARMY are there...NOT USMC, NAVY SEALS or AIR FORCE...That is the DIFFERENCE. Maybe this clears it up for you confused.
  • by confused on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:29 PM
    Is this story about "Special Forces", as in "Green Beret", or Special Operations, which can utilize non-Green Berets, such as Rangers, USAF personnel, and now new USMC units. There is a difference.
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