Special operations of all functions have always maintained their ability to alter the course of battle throughout history. Major General John Singlaub originally enlisted in the Army infantry at the age of 22 but was soon selected for the Office of Strategic Service and became a member of the Jedburgh team which was instrumental in the invasion of Normandy. After the war in Europe had reached an end, his team parachuted into China to help organize the evacuation of Allied POWs who had been suffering under Japanese imprisonment. When the OSS disbanded he returned to the States and helped establish the Rangers Training Center. He would go on to oversee special operations in Korea and then command Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) during Vietnam.
The Crossroads of Special Operations