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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, January 17, 2022

Mayhem

Soldier who made 911 call in case of decapitated Fort Bragg paratrooper now faces charges | Fayetteville Observer

Spc. Alex Becerra, who made the original 911 call from the camping group that included the deceased and six other soldiers, faces charges of conspiracy, three counts of disobeying a superior officer, failure to obey an order, two counts...

Green Beret allowed to retire after sexually assaulting woman in Thailand | Task & Purpose

The Thai translator, who wishes to remain anonymous, said Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Williamson of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) made inappropriate advances and touched her without her consent during military exercises. She contacted an NCIS special agent at...

He won $346m in contracts meant for vets and minorities. He was neither | Military Times

Matthew McPherson, a 45 year old man residing in Olathe, Kansas was sentenced to 28 months in prison without the chance for parole for defrauding a government program intended to assist companies owned by service-disabled minorities. He is also...

Female soldier waives anonymity and slams military court for clearing decorated Delta Force operator in secret hearing and then destroying records | Daily Mail

Erin Scanlon was 25 at the time of the incident, she was based at Fort Bragg where she served in the artillery branch and lived in nearby Fayetteville. She was invited by a friend on September 9th, 2016 to a...

2 special ops Marine vets among indicted in double kidnapping, murder case | Marine Corps Times

Bryon Brockway, a Force recon Marine veteran, and Adam Carey, former Marine SOF, have been charged in connection with a kidnapping conspiracy that resulted in the deaths of two individuals in Nashville, TN. The two veterans and two other men...

The Marine Corps may have blown its case against special operators accused of killing a former Green Beret | Task & Purpose

A high-ranking Marine Corps lawyer is accused of interfering in the legal process surrounding the death of Rick Anthony Rodriguez, a former Green Beret who died in Iraq while he was working as a contractor for Lockheed Martin. Three men,...

Ex-Special Forces Soldier Charged in Capitol Riot May Be Offered Plea Bargain | MSN

Jeffrey McKellop, a retired Green Beret, may be offered a plea bargain in the case where he has been accused of trying to stab police officer during the January 6th riot. McKellop has been charged with assaulting an officer with...

Marine veteran pleads guilty to $2 million fraud scheme involving bogus ‘rescue ops’ | Marine Corps Times

Matthew Anthony Marshall, a 51 year old residing in Whitefish, MT, faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release for wire fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering. He was pretending to...

Ben Roberts-Smith seeks top-secret evidence of ‘key witnesses’ in defamation trial | The Australian

Ben Roberts-Smith, Australia’s most highly decorated living soldier, has been the subject of a war crimes investigation since June of 2018. He is accused of murdering, or being complicit in the murder of, 6 civilians during his time in...

5th Special Forces Soldier charged with murder of his pregnant spouse on Fort Campbell | Clarksville Online

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Santiago of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) has been formally charged with the murder of his pregnant wife, Meghan, and injuring the unborn child. Commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Col. Brent...

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Special Forces Will Simulate An Insurgency On U.S. Soil In Upcoming Unconventional Warfare Exercise | The Drive

Robin Sage, the Army’s annual unconventional warfare exercise is set to kick off at the end of this month...

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