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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Mayhem

German Special Forces soldier convicted over gun, ammo stash | The Tribune

Last week the Leipzig regional court sentenced a 46-year-old Special Forces soldier to a two-year imprisonment for breaking the firearms laws. The unnamed soldier had hoarded rifles, explosives, and ammunition at his home, including an AK-47 rifle. The incident...

Retired lieutenant colonel is unlikely to face court-martial in Capitol riot, experts say | Military.com

Larry Rendall Brock Jr. was arrested on Sunday in Texas charged with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and one count of "violent entry and disorderly conduct." He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2014 as...

1st Female Green Beret faces ‘minor misdemeanor’ charge for accidentally firing gun, police say | Military.com

After 53 weeks of going through the highly difficult Special Forces Qualification Course, the first female ever received the Special Forces Tab and became a Green Beret. Five months later, the unnamed woman discharged a firearm in a Colorado...

Army Green Beret colonel, I Corps chief of staff arrested for domestic violence allegations | Army Times

The current chief of staff assigned to I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, took an oath to protect American citizens. However, he is currently facing allegations of domestic abuse and felony harassment. Col. Owen G. Ray is now...

Special Forces sergeant charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting that killed 3 | Military Times

Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb chose a bar that was open in a bowling alley and opened fire randomly at those inside. He killed three and left others injured, including leaving one person in critical condition and injuring two...

Boko Haram kill villagers in Christmas Eve attack | BBC News

On Christmas Eve Boko Haram fighters attacked the village of Pemi in Nigeria, killing at least 11 people. The village is largely occupied by Christians, and militants burned homes, the church building, and captured a priest. Pemi is located...

Fortune telling soldier didn’t see 15 years of federal prison in his future | Army Times

Prosecutors have announced that Staff Sgt. Michael Wilson pleaded guilty to attempting to coerce a minor into sexual activity and will face a military court-martial at Fort Stewart next year. His wife, Lori Wilson, was sentenced to six years...

Former soldier provided support to terrorist group, prosecutors say | Army Times

Maria Bell, 53, of Hopatcong, has been arrested by FBI agents for communicating and sending money to a terrorist member in Syria. Her initial court appearance is on Wednesday and she is accused of providing material support to the...

Report finds Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans | AP News

39 Afghans were unlawfully killed by SAS troops a military report reveals. The report mentions Australian troops allegedly shooting prisoners to get their “first kill.” This practice was known as blooding. The troops in question would plant weapons on...

Fights between two Army captains at strip club, apartment led to the death of one, a murder charge for the other | Stars &...

Jealousy arose between two captains when they attended a strip club and one of them got jealous. The girlfriend is a captain in the Army and has been identified as Capt. Clevy Muchette Nelson-Royster. She chased Capt. Malcom X....

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SAF special ops troopers fast rope off helicopters at F1 pit building in counter-terrorism exercise | CNA Singapore

A training operation led by the Singapore Armed Forces’ Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) was completed at Singapore’s Formula...

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