Special Operations: Advanced Patrolling

Special Operations: Advanced Patrolling

by CSM (R) Winston Clough, Bronston Clough

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Every Soldier dreams about conducting a night HALO jump onto a target building to snatch a High Value Target. In this book a retired 5th Special Forces Group CSM takes you through how to conduct many of the Advanced Special Operations techniques taught to our most elite Soldiers from snatching an EPW to conducting Special Reconnaissance.

The book also contains tips and tricks for foot care, packing your rucksack, and advanced weapons maintenance. Every Soldier from Infantry to Special Operations can learn from this book. It should be mandatory reading at the 75th Ranger Regiment and every Special Forces Group!

Learn Everything You Need to Know About:

• Infiltration/ Exfiltration Techniques
• How to break out of an encirclement
• Use of senses on patrol
• Use of UAV's to support patrol
• Tracking and Counter-tracking
• How to snatch an EPW
• The Australian Peel


• Tips from Project Delta, MACV-SOG, LRRP's, and 5th SFG(A)
• Over 40 years combined Infantry, Ranger, and Special Forces experience
• Tips, tricks, and lessons learned from Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan
• Advanced Patrolling Techniques
• Advanced weapons preparation and care

"Possessing years of hard won lessons on the art of patrolling, the Cloughs are uniquely qualified to teach the advanced skills necessary to patrol deep behind enemy lines. A must read for all Soldiers, from Infantry to Special Operations."
—Craig Mullaney, Author of The New York Times Bestseller The Unforgiving Minute

"This book provides a single source for military professionals of all branches to derive practical lessons-learned from decades of relevant patrolling expertise. I have never seen anything this comprehensive... Whether you are an experienced warrior looking to hone your knowledge, or training your Soldiers or Marines before a deployment, this guide will help prepare you and your unit to cross the LD."
—COL(R) Dave Jesmer, U.S. Army Special Forces

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161249567
Publisher: Mentor Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,106,288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

CSM(R) Winston Clough served over 30 years in the Army with the first 10 years in units ranging from Troop “A” Airborne 3rd Squadron 8th Cavalry 8th Infantry Division to tours in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, Division Pathfinders, and as a Drill Sergeant. He served in Vietnam as a Ranger Company LRRP Team Leader, which enabled him to perfect patrolling techniques under real world conditions. His last 20 plus years were in the 5th Special Forces Group where he held the following positions: light/heavy Weapons Sergeant, O&I Sergeant, Team Sergeant, 1st Sergeant, Company SGM, BN CSM, and Group Command Sergeant Major. He participated in operations in the Republic of Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Saber, Somalia, and most every country in the Middle East and Africa. Following retirement, he attained a BS degree and taught U.S. History, World History and Advanced Placement History. He went on to become one of the early team members helping to form and train the Human Terrain Teams for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also deployed for four and a half years to Afghanistan as a contractor working with the Afghanistan National Army.

Bronston Clough is the son of a retired Special Forces Command Sergeant Major. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served over 6 years as an Infantry Officer. He served in the 101st Airborne Division as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Mortar Platoon leader, and S3-Air. He deployed with the 101st to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He served as a Ranger Instructor and the BN Personnel Officer at the Benning Phase of Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is currently a plant manager for an automotive supplier.

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