Friday, February 24, 2012

Special Operations Recruiting and War Movies

The movie Act of Valor will soon be showing in theaters nation-wide. For those who have not heard the movie actors are real-life Navy SEALs.  While many veterans and servicemen eagerly await a movie that shows "what it is really like" others are criticizing the movie as a military recruiting tool; similar to the 1960s The Green Berets starring John Wayne. Could be.  But I bet it will be a great movie! As far as recruiting goes; I hope the movie is a good recruiting tool - just as The Green Berets was a great recruiting movie. The Special Operations community (MARSOC, Army Special Forces, AFSOC, and Navy SEALs) need high-quality, physically fit, and intelligent men to undergo the intense training and demanding selection process and join the special operations teams.  If a movie helps to attract recruits to those select units then that is a good thing.  If after seeing the Act of Valor you think you might have what it takes to be a special operator then check out these websites below:

Air Force Special Operations
www.afsoc.af.mil

Navy SEALs
www.public.navy.mil/nsw

Marines Special Operations
www.marines.mil/unit/marsoc

Army Special Forces
www.bragg.army.mil/sorb

National Guard Special Forces
www.nationalguardspecialforces.com

And for those who have never heard of the movie entitled The Green Berets you can learn more at the link below at Amazon.com:

The Green Berets

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