Gordon Richmond

CPT Gordon Richmond is a Detachment Commander in 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the US Army, Department of Defense, or the US Government.

The new career course model is ultimately detrimental to the Special Forces Regiment. It deprives SF captains of some of the best training the Army has to offer.

Though the training scenario was an imperfect reflection of a real-world UW mission, our success could be replicated in other environments by any ODA.