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1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta recruitment video.

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posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 02:29 PM
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Thats all I can say about it. Just show you the video of what they do in hopes of impressing somebody that may be interested in Delta.

Cannot watch video from this forum, so I'm posting the link here.

www.youtube.com...

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posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:11 PM
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I highly doubt thats real, Delta (like all Special Operations type forces) are highly secretive in nature and would not go around making recruitment videos to the general public.

Delta Force isent actually listed on the unit list and members assigned to Delta are not listed as belonging to it. Officially it dosent even exist and they are assigned to a "cover unit" which is most often a non combat support unit.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisF231
I highly doubt thats real, Delta (like all Special Operations type forces) are highly secretive in nature and would not go around making recruitment videos to the general public.

Delta Force isent actually listed on the unit list and members assigned to Delta are not listed as belonging to it. Officially it dosent even exist and they are assigned to a "cover unit" which is most often a non combat support unit.


Are you so sure? The people on that video were doing things that you wouldn't see an ordinary soldier doing. If you're a commando unit, you've gotta let SOME things leak out to keep your prestige up.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:21 PM
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pretty damned sure delta doesn't put out recruitment videos. neither does ST-6.

Delta officially doesn't exist. Although they are quite real.

A lot of SF guys can do the stuff in that video. they are SF guys for a reason.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:23 PM
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Well, it may not be an official recruitment video per se, but it could, instead, be a "tidbit for the fans".



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by BASSPLYR
pretty damned sure delta doesn't put out recruitment videos. neither does ST-6.

Delta officially doesn't exist. Although they are quite real.

A lot of SF guys can do the stuff in that video. they are SF guys for a reason.


Whos to say it was meant for the public. It was meant for within the military, especially for those that are Rangers and Army Special Forces, etc. And to say they don't do recruitment videos, other Special Operations units around the world make videos of themselves in hopes of recruiting those who are interested.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:44 PM
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Heres another example, this one is from the Tactical Assault Group East.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy

Originally posted by BASSPLYR
pretty damned sure delta doesn't put out recruitment videos. neither does ST-6.

Delta officially doesn't exist. Although they are quite real.

A lot of SF guys can do the stuff in that video. they are SF guys for a reason.


Whos to say it was meant for the public. It was meant for within the military, especially for those that are Rangers and Army Special Forces, etc. And to say they don't do recruitment videos, other Special Operations units around the world make videos of themselves in hopes of recruiting those who are interested.

Delta is not that stupid. You dont apply to them, your invited.

I actually read a pretty good book about this called "Inside Delta Force" by CSM Eric Haney who was one of the original members of Delta Force when it was created by Col. Charlie Beckwith in the late 1970s, it goes really into the secrecy, selection/training process, etc and I highly recommends it. It also deals with a few of their missions in Latin America like storming a hijacked plane, hunting down "rebels" led by a guy who turns out to be a fellow member of the US Army in a weird twist that is not really expanded on other then to say he may have been used by the CIA for more sinister purposes. I suggest picking it up if your into special forces and military history.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisF231

Delta is not that stupid. You dont apply to them, your invited.

I actually read a pretty good book about this called "Inside Delta Force" by CSM Eric Haney who was one of the original members of Delta Force when it was created by Col. Charlie Beckwith in the late 1970s, it goes really into the secrecy, selection/training process, etc and I highly recommends it. It also deals with a few of their missions in Latin America like storming a hijacked plane, hunting down "rebels" led by a guy who turns out to be a fellow member of the US Army in a weird twist that is not really expanded on other then to say he may have been used by the CIA for more sinister purposes. I suggest picking it up if your into special forces and military history.


Times change buddy. They don't just go around looking for them, they also look for those who are interested and if Delta is considering them worth the effort.

To say they don't do recruitment...go here.
www.carson.army.mil...

Go to page 6 and look in the Special Forces section.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 03:58 PM
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If you have a hard time finding it, I'll just post a pic of what it looks like.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:00 PM
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Wow things have really changed ... and not for the better. I am not so sure all this publicity is a good thing for units like Delta.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:00 PM
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I don't think recruitment is involved in Delta Force. Like someone said before, someone asks an existing special forces member if they want to do it and they either agree or disagree. I think they mostly look for the guys who are indifferent to killing ANYBODY, including their fellow citizens, as well as subordinate to the chain of command.

I think the Black Berets are of the same ilk.

Peace




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posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisF231
Wow things have really changed ... and not for the better. I am not so sure all this publicity is a good thing for units like Delta.



They are interested in recruiting new people, not telling terrorists what they are doing for living against them.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
I don't think recruitment is involved in Delta Force. Like someone said before, someone asks an existing special forces member if they want to do it and they either agree or disagree. I think they mostly look for the guys who are indifferent to killing ANYBODY, including their fellow citizens, as well as subordinate to the chain of command.

I think the Black Berets are of the same ilk.

Peace




[edit on 18-7-2007 by Dr Love]


And you know this how?



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:13 PM
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Why not post the Wiki article and statement that you found that Carson link in?

Oh, never mind, I'll do it for you.


Since the 1990s, the Army has posted recruitment notices for the 1st SFOD-D [7], which many believe refers to Delta Force.

The Army, however, has never released an official fact sheet for the force. The recruitment notices placed in Fort Bragg's newspaper, Paraglide, refer to Delta Force by name, and label it "...the Department of Defense's highest priority unit..." [8]. The notice states that all applicants must be males, 21 years or older, have a general technical skill of 110 or higher, and be in the ranks of Specialist through Master Sergeant, with at least 2 and a half years in service.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by uberarcanist

Originally posted by Dr Love
I don't think recruitment is involved in Delta Force. Like someone said before, someone asks an existing special forces member if they want to do it and they either agree or disagree. I think they mostly look for the guys who are indifferent to killing ANYBODY, including their fellow citizens, as well as subordinate to the chain of command.

I think the Black Berets are of the same ilk.

Peace




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And you know this how?

The recruitment part has been stated in several books by former Delta members as for the other part I dont know for sure if its true or not. I do know that in WW2 one of the questions asked to members of the British Army commandos was "Your on a mission to blow up a bridge and suddenly a nun or a little girl discovers you and your team planting the explosives, what would you do?" Bear in mind, there was no right or wrong answer here and they just wanted to find out how you would react in a situation like that for a sort of a physiological profile.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:20 PM
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Unless things have changed, the SFOD-D recruiting fairy comes by twice a year to Ranger, SF and 82nd units.

You fill out an application, they sift through them, do interviews on the people that qualify, you do a PT, if you pass you do the selection course, and all but maybe five get cut. If you pass THAT you get another set of interviews, where the few people that passed selection get cut anyway.




"You worthless piece of crap! Back to your unit, loser boy!"

Actually, I've heard that they cut you very nicely, and never use the word "loser", it's more like "We don't need you at this time", which is the nice way of saying it.


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posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisF231

The recruitment part has been stated in several books by former Delta members as for the other part I dont know for sure if its true or not. I do know that in WW2 one of the questions asked to members of the British Army commandos was "Your on a mission to blow up a bridge and suddenly a nun or a little girl discovers you and your team planting the explosives, what would you do?" Bear in mind, there was no right or wrong answer here and they just wanted to find out how you would react in a situation like that for a sort of a physiological profile.


Its the same situation where a couple of SEALs were killed in Afghanistan because they refuse to kill a couple of civilians who stumble on them by accident and told the Taliban which in turn nearly wiped out the 4 man SEAL team along with the ones who were coming in to rescue them.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 08:19 PM
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I know a SEAL and he says that they do have a soft spot for little kids. although he had no problem smoking a 13 year old in Mogadishu who was shooting at him with an AK-47. actually just hung out with him last night. He has to report in in a few days and he's worried about it.

That Haney book was great. I believe he got recruited from the Rangers by his jump master while he was about to do an jump out of a plane during training. Eric doesn't sound like a nutter who will kill without remorse. neither does half the Force Recon guys I've known. and the seal I'm close with talks like a mommas boy, even stutters sometimes, but has definantly killed people before, becuase it was his job, and to be honest all he could think about was it was either them or him, and pictures of his daughter would run through his mind trying to grow up without a father. that was enough motivation for him to receive a naval silver cross for bravery along with two purple hearts. I've seen them.

SF guys aren't chosen cause they can kill wantonly. they can't, those that can are shuned in the community and called Meat Eaters. Marcinko is a borderline meat eater. he loved to kill. but most do not. SF guys are chosen because they had enough grit to never give up ( they don't ever give up, SERE training and Buds gets rid of all those that would. SERE sounded really horrific, 2/3 of his class spent 2-3 days under medical supervision for all sorts of injuries from hypothermia, to broken bones from interrogation and swollen black eyes after they completed SERE) , and to accomplish the mission no matter what. THey want warthogs that will tough it out in deplorable conditions and yet still remain dynamic. not natural athletes (which most seals aren't BTW) who glide through BUDs like gazelles. those are usually the first to puss-out or break physically.

He did say though that Everybody is weary around a Sniper. he says most of his killing was done in CQC but that what snipers do is borderline murder.



posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 08:27 PM
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Also, many many SF groups that aren't as finessed as Delta or Team 6 can do just about everything in those videos. Whoopy they attack a car with a 4 man detachment sitting on the outside of a little bird. Lots of SF guys do that.

Also, nothing fancy about those dynamic entries and the shooting was what one would expect from just about any SF group. And there was some footage of the guys getting nastycar training. Which many SF groups get training in too. Nothing to show that htese guys are with DELTA. alot of reasons in the video that they aren't. THe army doesn't have and real division between green berets and their other SF groups. to make everybody feel excepted and equal all of army SF is just called SFOD-D now. That add is basically the army equivalent of the navy commercials that go "become a SEAL' that we see on TV all the time. nobody ever sees commercials saying "hey join DEVGRU" or SEAL team 6.



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