The Guerrilla Factory by Tony Schwalm
The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets

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With “a fresh, authentic voice” (Publishers Weekly), former Special Forces commander and current instructor Tony Schwalm takes readers deep inside the grueling training on the notorious Q course, required for all Special Forces soldiers before they can join the elite Green Berets that defends our country in nontraditional operations.

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Tony Schwalm is a retired lieutenant colonel with the US Army Special Forces (a.k.a. the Green Berets). A veteran of multiple combat deployments around the world, he is currently assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan as a Department of the Army Civilian leading a group of social scientists supporting special operation forces in that war-torn country.
Published November 13, 2012 by Free Press. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The author begins by categorizing Special Forces soldiers into two types, the Supermans and the Daniel Boones: While “Superman goes, does, and leaves” the Daniel Boone variety of soldier “goes, does, and stays and stays and stays.” The staying is the hard part, explains Schwalm, because it demand...

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When America needed a significant military response, especially after 9/11, Schwalm says the first line of security against terror was the warriors of counterinsurgency warfare, the U.S. Army Special Forces, i.e., the Green Berets.

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