Trained in guerrilla warfare with extreme weapons knowledge and numerous skills, Green Berets have to be resourceful and prepared for anything they may encounter. Reporters from the Washington Examiner decided to explore the diversity within the best of the best, discovering that the members came from every environment. Some decided to give up aspiring, well-paid civilian careers to become Green Berets, such as doctors, lawyers, and engineers. Others were country boys who hated school but could solve complex real-world problems. The reporters even found an ex-gang member and a previous cross-border drug smuggler who had extreme ingenuity.