Wednesday, August 22, 2012

End of Tour Summary: Air Force Special Operations Command

I finished a two-year assignment to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) staff working in the Plans, Programs, & Requirements Directorate. While there's not much I can tell you about that side of the Quiet Professionals organization, I can say that the Air Park at Hurlburt Field has some of my favorite planes that just so happen to have Medal of Honor stories associated with them.

That weird thing on the front is the Fulton Recovery System:
Which is literally a James Bond kind of thing:

The five Special Operations Forces (SOF) Truths: 
1. Humans are more important than hardware. 
 2. Quality is better than quantity. 
 3. Special Operations Forces cannot be mass produced. 
 4. Competent Special Operations Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur. 
 5. Most special operations require non-SOF assistance.


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