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‘Fearless, selfless’: 7th Special Forces Group alum named Army Times Soldier of the Year 2022 | NF Daily News

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Maj. Nicholas Dockery is a former Special Forces officer in the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). “Nick exemplifies the ideal warrior-scholar to which we all strive,” said Col. Kevin Trujillo, commander of the 7th Group. Dockery turned down a New Mexico National Guard commission to attend West Point. He is a constant reminder of the significance of answering a higher calling and serving a cause bigger than oneself. Major Matthew Dockery was injured during intense combat in Afghanistan, yet he stayed in the country and finished his tenure as Platoon Leader. 

Major Dockery returned to Afghanistan in 2014, first serving as the Base Defense Executive Officer and then as the Sustainment and Logistical Advisor to an Afghan Battalion at forwarding Operating Base Apache, Zabul Province (RC-South). He gained command of ODA 7214, A Company, 2nd Battalion, and 7th SFG in 2015. (A). In 2017, he went with his ODA to northern Afghanistan to support the Resolute Support Mission. He is now earning a Master of Arts in Global Affairs at Yale University’s Jackson Institute. 



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