Twenty two dependents of current and former 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Green Berets received scholarships from the 1st SFG Special Forces Scholarship Fund on July 7 at the Group’s Regimental Mess Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Since its founding in 2012, the fund has distributed more than $190,000 to 82 students. “It’s an honor to celebrate the achievements of these 22 1st Group children,” said Col. (Ret.) Rick Thomas, former 1st SFG commander and volunteer director who established the fund in 2012. “We recognize the next generation of our leaders whose futures are so promising,” he said.