The Green Berets' motto is "Liberate the Oppressed," and it takes extremely capable and highly trained individuals to carry out their operations in the world's most dangerous and unforgiving locales. They operate behind enemy lines, sometimes for months at a time, are trained to work in all climates and cultures, and have a "no surrender" will of spirit if ever taken prisoner. This book provides an insider's view of what it takes to become a member of the Army's Special Forces, the elite Green Berets. It describes the skills they learn and equipment and tactics used to engage in unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, special reconnaissance, anti-terrorism missions, information operations, and counter-proliferation.
About the Author
Gerry Schumacher retired as a colonel in 1997, after 32 years of service with the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves-including 20 years in Special Forces. A lecturer at preeminent "think tanks" and a frequent guest on network television and national radio, he lives in Marin County, California.
What People are Saying About This
Army Magazine, March 2006 (circ.: 85,000)
“To Be a U.S. Army Green Beret is written by someone who has obviously ‘been there done that.’ This is a must-read and in my opinion should be standard issue to every high school library and recruiting station in America.”