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Sharky 29 July 2007 00:10

Post Your Introduction In THIS Thread
All new members must introduce themselves in this thread with their first post. You do not have to violate any PerSec in the introduction. Your life story isn't required, either. Your profile should list units served in as well as time frames.

This area is for introductions and greetings only.


woodwick1 16 September 2007 17:19

Hi Everyone..
I am posting my intro here since I could not locate a designated posting section on the bulletin board. I apologize if this is not the correct placement.

Hi to Everyone,

My name is Tina and I am involved with a man in SF who is currently deployed. I came across this site when searching the web for information on SOC and SF. I have had a lot of questions come up since he left that unfortunately I cannot get answered from him while he is away.

After reviewing some of the treads on this site, I decided to register myself as some of the posts have been very enlightening to me and I am hoping to get a better insight on SOC and SF that may help me during this deployment.

I must say that I love your blunt open humor on this site. God Bless you wonderful Dominant MEN!!!

Thanks for all you do!!

Sharky 16 September 2007 22:28

Welcome aboard.

IrishSoldier 9 December 2007 23:38

I'm a former 18B. 10th grp, OIF
Interests include history and politics.
I'm also with vets for freedom.

Silverbullet 10 December 2007 08:20

Welcome aboard.

skeyedvr 10 December 2007 12:37

Good morning. I am new to SOCNET. I would like to thank Silver Bullet and all of the other administrators for the authorization to register and enjoy the information share. I hope it will be a good experience for everyone.
Thank you all,

Hot Mess 10 December 2007 15:40

Awesome, we need more Rangers here!

FutreElite 10 December 2007 16:57

Currently stationed out here in awesome hawaii, training for my upcoming journey to BUD/S. Look forward to exchanging info, mostly getting info, from some great minds in the SOF communities out there.

Ozymerc 10 December 2007 18:24

Hi everyone, i'm an Ozy Boy from Sydney. I discharged in late 2005 after spending 10 longs years with the Military. I was based with Army Aviation before making the leap across to Perth WA. Where i served out the rest of my career. All my time abroad has been in the Middle East, i know Afghanistan like the back of my hand and Iraq pretty well. I'm trying to secure another contract OS, so if anyone can help please let me know, because i'm struggling to find good contacts. Cheers and its a pleasure to know my SF Brothers.

JMD69 10 December 2007 20:16

Howdy all....I am a former 18E, 18F & 18Z from 7th SFG(A). Traveled the world and back via the military and as a civilian. Looking at going the guard route after a 4 year break from service (15 years active duty). Thanks!

Ramma 10 December 2007 22:59


I served in the Australian Army for 5 years as a F.O. in Artillery. Was deployed to East Timor in 1999, Now in the Police Force been doing this for a few years now.

I am looking at getting into contract work, mainly as a trainer and was given this site by a friend as a good way to get a heads up into ways to obtain work.



Jumper82 11 December 2007 09:31

HI - sorry I didn't do this yesterday - I thought I did last year when I first signed up.

Was 82nd from 80-85, ACB2 from 90-96, MNARNG from 6/07-12/07 and just reenlisted to go 38B on the reserve side.

Doing my due diligence - getting info and resources.

ooooooogie wawa
(zulu toast)

r8er55 11 December 2007 11:54

I would like to say thank-you for letting me join this site and another thank-you for all of you warriors who protected me and my family, while I protected yours when you were away.

I am a retired LE Officer working as a Background Investigator in the civilian world.

viv 11 December 2007 13:02

Currently I am attending college at NMMI. I personally don't have any military experience although my dad served in the Air Force. Thanks for having me.

AlStam 11 December 2007 15:56

Greetings and all that. Thanks for running this site, it's pretty amazing. I was an active duty enlistee 18X, 83-86, last duty assignment was 18E30 A-3-10. Then I, well, became an officer, in the reserves. In hindsight not the best choice.

Now I work as a Pol Sci professor at University of Michigan. Go Blue.

CTR_Settite 11 December 2007 16:46

Hello and thanks for the site approval. I am a former CTR2 that was stationed at NSGA Yokosuka in a direct support billet most of my Naval career. In bootcamp I was slated to goto EOD school but dislocated my shoulder really bad which stopped that from happening. I was medically discharged in 2004 because they wanted to deploy me and my shoulder didnt recover fast enough post reconstructive surgery. After my discharge I have worked as a contractor with the USMC CoC program, JFCOM J28 ISR programs and now am going to NETCOM C4i. I am also a Army reservist and am rated as a 35L CI Agent attached to the 301st Reserve BN . In the reserves I hope to get Airborne and RIP. I have worked with SOF in support roles during active duty and as a contractor and would love to join their ranks.


Smurf44 12 December 2007 10:18

Signed up to this site a few months ago, been reading and listening since.
Ex 11C @ 3/75 96-99
Took the extra long route through SWC to make 18D 99-02
18D @ C/2/10 SFG 02-07 ODA's 061, 063
missed all the fancy euro trips, managed an HDO in Armenia then back and forth across the pond to Iraq four times....on my keester @ PA school trying to get my brain switched back on to academia....let the learning continue....RLTW, De Opresso Liber

CTA 12 December 2007 22:51

Welcome aboard all.

CTR_Settite, it's good to see another former CT on here. FYI there is a lot of good G2 on this sight (use the search feature), which might help with your aspiring career path.

Good luck.

CTA out

FIM92C 12 December 2007 23:47

never participated in one of these sites.
hope i'm doing it correctly.

thanks for letting a non-SF type hang onto the skids for a while.

started in USMCR in 85 as 0131/8531 in a bulk fuel co, then augmented to active duty in 89 with LAAM, FAAD/LAAD bns for duration. picked-up 7212/9962/8532. was spun all the way up as a LAAD WTI, and finished on I-I duty.

Semper Fidelis.

justinhcannon 13 December 2007 00:14

FNG here
Aco 1/75 from Dec 2001 until Dec 2002 (OEF I), Released For Medical to shit hole 3rd Infantry Division from Jan 2003 until May 2005 (OIF I-apparently, medically unfit for the 75th isn't necessarily medically unfit for Big Army).
Currently drawing my disability check from the VA while rehabing myself and (either the smartest or dumbest thing I've ever done) currently pursuing a Commission along with my BA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
I'll probably be the only douchebag cadet sporting a Scroll on my right shoulder. ACU's are so gay.

IntrepidSeeker 13 December 2007 14:48

I've been reading these boards for a while without an account, and although I finally signed up in case I want to ask questions I’ll probably continue to lurk for the most part. Not sure if I should post here or in the “lurker” thread, but Sharky says your first post goes here, so here it is.

I’m an Army brat and my dad retired from Special Forces in ’78 as a Colonel. He was the commander of an A-team in Vietnam, advised the Shah’s special forces in Tehran, and was the Psyop battalion commander at Bragg – needless to say I’ve lived and traveled to a lot of places. A lot of my friends are PJ’s and Combat Controllers, with some of them now at the 24th – they come out to Tucson a lot for training so we get to hoist a few at the Trident Grill when they do. (Yep, owned by a retired SEAL.). I’ve always had respect and gratitude for all servicemen and women in general and especially for Special Operations – my dad is my hero and his A-Team my family. He’s still going strong at 77 – he skydives, plays racquetball, softball, tennis, just bought a new Harley, and runs the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque, which is one of the nicest in the nation. I got my sense of humor (irreverent), tenaciousness, and patriotism (honor, duty & country) from him.

I myself was in the Army Reserves & ROTC many years ago, but only for a short while – my brother died violently and I got out early (kind of rocked my world). I’ve always regretted not getting back into the military, and once I got married thought my chances were over. Now that I’m divorced and they’ve raised the age limit, I’m looking at getting back in and I’m here to learn and pick up info on my possible future in the military. Since I’m a woman, I’m looking at Civil Affairs/Psyop – I want to go Airborne and learn a language, so I’m just trying to determine how to do all of that. I’ve been avidly reading the web for as much info as I can, and as RV808 said a few years ago, the professionalism, camaraderie, intellect (and humor!) on SOCNET is unparalleled on the net. Thanks to the SOCNET family for allowing me to be here and to learn from the best.

Hammie 13 December 2007 20:48

Greetings Gentlemen,

I served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 yrs (1988-1996). Wpns Co. 2/23 - Dragons Platoon 0351. I enjoyed my service time and still have numerous friends on active duty stationed throughout the world.

I am a LEO with a mid size agency, approximately 300 sworn. In my 11yrs, I have been fortunate enough to experince numerous assignments and details throughout the county. I'm currently assigned to the gang unit and the SWAT Team, so I have nothing to complain about.

This is a unique opportunity for me to interact with fellow LE and experienced operational military professionals from around the world. No matter what the mission is, we want the tactical edge. So gents, I'm an open book seeking knowledge.

Thank you for allowing me to post and review your site.



Regular122 13 December 2007 22:04

Retired from US Army Infantry. Service in Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Airborne School '86, Ranger School '87. Founder and Chairman of Vets for Victory -

Thanks to all vets on this forum. Steve

Avandir 14 December 2007 03:30

Evening fella's. Names Kyle. Currently Active Army serving in Korea with the great 2ID. Came here straight out of Basic and I'm looking to get a little heads up before heading to Airborne and ultimately RIP.

Ya'll have a good'un.


TheSarge 14 December 2007 11:33

Newbie in the Lobby
Greetings All. Newbie as of yesterday: 13 Dec 07. Thanks to the Staff for admission amongst a Warrior class group.

USN, '73-79, WESTPAC '73, USS Hancock (CVA-19)

Currently LEO Patrol Sergeant (18 yrs, '90-present); medium sized agency of close to 300 sworn. Tours of duty in SWAT, motors, Honor Guard.

Also Forums Administrator for

Peaceful Christmas,
The Sarge

SWCCschool08 14 December 2007 12:05

I leave for Navy in about a month...then SWCC school...just trying to meet some team guys who I will hopefully be working with in about 8 months

spunky2268 14 December 2007 19:10

Howdy, all,

Thanks for having me in. No military experience here, but I sure can learn a lot from you all, especially in the medicine department. I'm with a Midwest US&R Task Force as a medical specialist. Expeditionary medicine is my interest and you've got plenty experience here. Learned something new already and just registered yesterday. Hope I can contribute as well as learn. God Bless you all that serve and stay safe,


elc729 14 December 2007 22:57

USMC 69/72 Currently in Saipan, MP. AFIO member. Boarded Emergency Medicine physician.

elc729 14 December 2007 23:02

Currently in contact with Canopy for assignment as Medical Officer in WPPS. Would like some info on duties from prior MO's

SF_BHT 15 December 2007 09:34

Welcome All to the board...

KidA 15 December 2007 12:23

NM. Welcome aboard. Orig. Msg sent as PM.

LRSScout 15 December 2007 16:53

So, I'm Tim.

3 years active duty (2/505th PIR) another 5 guard split between LRS in Maryland (E co 629 MI) and the VIrginia guard (Bco 3/116th INF). Deployed to Afghanistan in 2004. Got out Feb 2006.

I am a wana be 37F. I saw the PSYOP section and decided to sign up.

Already this site has proven it's weight in gold, look forward to hearing from you in the threads.

justanotherj 15 December 2007 20:02

pj here
hey guys,
I'm a PJ here in Arizona. been in for 4 years now. wanted to stop in and say hey.

KJ 16 December 2007 04:20

Welcome. I am the USAF administrator for this site and a former PJ myself. Will send you a PM.

The91Bravo 16 December 2007 04:48


-Ole123- 16 December 2007 08:16

Junior in high school, wanna be, avid reader.

CA0708 16 December 2007 11:35

Civil Affairs. Current Assignment: OIF 07-08. Student and Reservist.

drMINDBENDER 16 December 2007 13:27

greetings all, and thanks for having me. im a 37f20 whos been in for going on 9 years now. graduated the school house in 99 as a psyop specialist (class 03-99) and been all around the world and back again several times courtesy of uncle sam including oif 1 and now currently deployed to the lesser talked about sandbox for oef 9 and looking to rip out soon, go home and take a break for a while. ive been reading posts on here for a while and i figured id hop on and ask questions to further my knowledge. im looking forward to more good info and stories from all my soc brethren. thanks again.


Patzke 16 December 2007 15:02

Hey guys
18 Years now. 75th, 1st ID, 2nd ID, 3rd ID, LRS, now Recruiting (yeah). Good to be here.


seabiscut 17 December 2007 17:58

My fault ive been on here for a little while and have not posted on this. Im currently serving on a casket platoon in 1/3 US INF The Old Guard. However, soon i hope to be off for bigger and better things in this army.

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