Master Sgt. Geoff Dardia assists the US Army Special Forces in staying combat-ready.
While his schoolmates in Kennebunkport, Maine dreamed of greatness in competitive activities or other popular imaginations between young men, Master Sgt. Geoff Dardia’s Cold War-era early life was already instilled in him the singular goal of being an American commando and garnering him a place among the globe’s most elite military combat specialists. As amazing as it seems to claim Dardia has spent his whole military career in Special Operations, that statement conceals the obstacles that lay underneath it. Dardia’s first stint in the service saw him complete 22 of the 25 weeks of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training needed of him before being medically dismissed from the Navy at the age of 21. Dardia then started on a four-year quest to renew his military job, finally rejoining the US Armed Forces under the 18 XRAY Contract and serving nonstop in Special Forces operations since 2003.