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United States Army Special Operations Command
Fort Bragg, NC, US

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Col. Miguel A. Correa, commander of the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School presents...
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USAJFKSWCS host fall festival for permanent party military, civilians and their family members.
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Soldiers and civilians assigned to the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School prepare to take part in a Motorcycle Mentorship and Safety...
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The Purple Heart is presented to Sgt. 1st Class Peter I. Roth, an instructor at Camp Mckall with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), United...
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A Soldier assigned to Headquarters Headquarters Company, 6th Battalion, 1st Battalion Training Group (Airborne), United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare...
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Noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers assigned the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School were honored for their...


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Two students assigned to the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School were recognized for their heroic actions, which directly resulted in...
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The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School received recognition for exceptional supply, maintenance and logistical readiness on October...
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Soldiers, civilians and their families assigned to the Unites States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and school enjoyed a festive evening of fun and food...
Ride reinforces standard Ride reinforces standard
Cloudy skies and slight mist of rain didn’t stop motorcyclist assigned to the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School from conducting a...
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On Nov. 10, 2012, a team from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) stopped at checkpoint Bahardu in Afghanistan. The Soldiers spent three hours with...
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Soldiers assigned to 6th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, took part in...


Recent Publications

Special Warfare - 10.17.2014
Special Warfare - 10.17.2014
October - December 2014 issue of Special Warfare
Special Warfare - 08.18.2014
Special Warfare - 08.18.2014
Special Warfare, Special Edition SWCS FY15 Academic Handbook
Special Warfare - 08.18.2014
Special Warfare - 08.18.2014
Special Warfare JUL-SEP 2014 + ARSOF 2002, Part II
Special Warfare - 07.16.2014
Special Warfare - 07.16.2014
ARSOF 2022 Part II
Special Warfare - 07.01.2014
Special Warfare - 07.01.2014
ARSOF 2022 Part II
Special Warfare - 04.01.2014
Special Warfare - 04.01.2014
CF-SOF Interdependence



Never quit


Story by Sgt. 1st Class Shelman Spencer

Never quit FORT BRAGG, N.C. – On Nov. 10, 2012, a team from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) stopped at checkpoint Bahardu in Afghanistan. The Soldiers spent three hours with their counterparts in the Afghan Local Police. As they headed out, they were greeted by a hail of gunfire fired by anti-coalition forces. During the firefight, Sgt. 1st Class Peter I. Roth sustained injuries to his back and right shoulder.

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the men and women of 1st Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (A), awarded Roth, an instructor at Camp Mackall with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (A), United States Army John F. Kennedy and School, a Purple Heart for distinguished actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Roth, who was presented the award by Lt. Col. Stuart L. Farris, command, 1st Battalion, recalled that the enemy that attacked his team was well-armed. The enemy fighters opened fire on the patrol using under barrel grenade launchers, PKM machine guns and AK-47 rifles. Roth was wounded in the onslaught, but that did not prevent him from engaging the enemy and helping his team get out of danger.

Despite his wounds, Roth continued to lay down cover fire, called for fire from their organic mortars, requested a medevac, set up the helicopter landing zone and controlled the Apache escorts in close-combat attack.

For Farris, presenting the award was an honor.

“I want to say thank you for your service, for all that you do, for all you’ve done in combat and equally as important, what you do here in 1st Battalion,” said Farris. “Your professionalism, your competence, your absolute dedication to training, mentoring and grooming future Special Forces Soldiers — the future Soldiers of our regiment — is exemplary. The passion that you have is without question, I see it, and so does everyone at Robin Sage.”

Farris said that Roth embodies one of the Army Special Operations Forces attributes: Perseverance. Perseverance is doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

“Don’t quit. Just because you’re wounded doesn’t mean you quit, I didn’t get medevaced right away, I kept driving forward,” said Roth.

Established by Gen. George Washington at Newburg, New York, on Aug. 7, 1782, the Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president of the United States to service members who have been wounded during combat.

Recent Video

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A general SF promotional video accompanied by the President Roosevelt quote "It is not the critic who counts."
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On the 12th of September 2013, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Florida christened...
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The Nasty Nick Course at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School The Nasty Nick Course at the United States Army John F....
B-roll showing candidates navigating the Nasty Nick Opsticle course. Also available in high definition