The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial is honoring the legendary elite U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers of every era and the legacy of the Special Forces Regiment with an iconic and magnificent world class memorial park to be placed near Fort Bragg, N.C.
The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial Foundation distinguished Officers, Directors and Advisors of the Board project team includes retired three star and two star U.S. Army Special Forces Commanding Generals, Officers, Senior Non-Commissioned Officers, Distinguished Members of the Special Forces Regiment, Special Forces Medal of Honor Recipient and other extraordinary Advisors.
Rebecca A. Clark is the official and exclusively commissioned Artist, Chief Project and Creative Director, working with The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial Foundation project team, to create The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial. Rebecca has worked with the U.S. Army’s 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) leadership and the USAJFKSWCS Command leadership at Fort Bragg, as primary technical advisors, and several Special Forces Groups at their locations across America and in partnership with the Special Forces Association to develop the sculpture monument concepts for The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial. The Special Forces Association is one of our supporting national partners.
THE U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES “GREEN BERETS”
The elite U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Berets” are the U.S. Military’s premier unconventional warriors and an extremely valuable national asset. Today the United States lacks a national memorial dedicated to the extraordinary courage, sacrifices and service of the legendary elite U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers and their legacy.
For decades, our U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers, also known as the “Quiet Professionals”, continue to be the Tip of the Spear defending and protecting the United States around the world. Green Berets are the largest group of Special Operators in the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and they continue to maintain the highest operational deployment rate of any SOCOM force.
U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Berets” are an elite group of Soldiers within the U.S. Army. They engage in a high amount of combat operations (land, sea and air) displaying their dominance in full spectrum operations through their unconventional warfare expertise. Currently, Green Berets operate in over 50 countries securing America’s interests and keeping Americans safe. The U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Berets” remain the most capable and effective fighting force in the world.
The U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Berets” deploy and execute nine doctrinal missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, counter-insurgency, special reconnaissance, counter terrorism, information operations, counter proliferation of WMD and security force assistance.
There are five active component Special Forces Groups and two U.S. Army National Guard Groups. Each Special Forces Group is regionally oriented to support one of the war-fighting geographic combatant commanders.
The cornerstone of the Special Forces Group’s capability is the Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) or “A-Team”, a highly trained elite team of 12 Special Forces Green Beret Soldiers, cross trained in weapons, communications, intelligence, medicine, and engineering. The ODA Green Beret Soldier also possesses specialized language and cultural training.
Successes of the U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers have resulted in increasing demand for the Special Forces around the globe. In the future, as in the past, U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Berets” are deployed around the world every day and are called upon to conduct critical missions in the face of overwhelming odds. It is a task they look forward to with confidence because the tradition of the U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Berets” is one of honor, courage, integrity and excellence.
From humanitarian assistance and training of indigenous forces, to direct action and special reconnaissance missions, U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers live up to the U.S. Army Special Forces motto: De Oppresso Liber “To Free The Oppressed”.
Our elite U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers deserve to be recognized and honored with our magnificent tribute, The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial, honoring U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers of every era and the legacy of the Regiment.