Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Douglas Englen flew with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in Operation Neptune’s Spear. Englen piloted an MH-47G Chinook to bring in a quick reaction force to the compound after one of two Black Hawks crashed. As they were leaving the scene, a Pakistan Air Force F-16 Viper attempted to engage with them multiple times. Englen discusses how the U.S. Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course played a critical role in helping him bring the crew home safely.
The Crossroads of Special Operations