The 2018 7th Special Forces Group Honorary Commanders Program officially started with an induction ceremony here, February 23. The purpose of the Honorary Commanders Program is to increase public awareness and understanding of missions, policies, programs and the people of 7th SFG(A).
The program brings together community leaders of the Northwest Florida area who have close ties to the community and are aware of its concerns and partner them with a military officer who has command of a unit on 7th SFG(A).
“We believe you will enjoy this experience and gain a better understanding of 7th SFG(A), our mission, and the men and woman who keep Northwest Florida and this country safe,” said Col. Robert Connell, deputy commanding officer of 7th SFG(A), to the audience. “I look forward to getting to know you all, and welcome again to ‘The Family Business.’”
Newly inducted honorary commander of Group Support Battalion, Marian McBryde, said that her new responsibility is simple.
“We’re here for each other and it’s my honor to be a liaison to my community for [7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)]. At the end of the day, we’re here to support.”