The United States Army Special Forces, known as the Green Berets because of their distinctive service headgear, are a special operations force tasked with five primary missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, and counter-terrorism.
SAS. The Special Air Service or SAS is a regiment of the British Army constituted on 31 May 1950. It is part of the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) and has served as a model for the special forces of many other countries all over the world. Special forces, or special operations forces, aremilitary units highly trained to perform unconventional, often high-risk missions. The SAS together with the Special Boat Service (SBS), Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR)
Green Berets from each of the seven Special Forces Groups stand in cordon formation at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, Oct. 18, as part of the commemorative Wreath Laying Ceremony held by the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) at Arlington National Cemetery. The event paid tribute to JFK’s vision of building a dedicated counterinsurgency force, a vision that helped build the Green Berets into an elite force recognized around the world.
Who was Colonel Nick Rowe? He was first and foremost a Special Forces Officer. He was a West Point graduate. He was a former POW, having suffered for five years at the hands of his North Vietnamese captors before escaping and making his way back to US forces on his own. He was a teacher in that he founded and taught the U.S. Army Special Forces Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Program which trains military of all branches how to survive if they are separated from their forces.