Lunch with Delta Force

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    Lunch with Delta Force

    I am involved in a new business venture. Yesterday we had a get together lunch. One of the business partners has recruited his son to help out in the business. He was bragging on him for the last couple of days. He said that he just "retired" from the army and was in Delta Force.

    When I met him, he was not what I expected. He was Joe Average, mild manored and just an all around low key, mellow guy. Just looking at him you would never know of his training or skill level. Not sure if he was carrying, but I felt a little safer walking down the street with him.
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    That's the point, you don't know who they are. Just don't make any sudden movements .

    I'm not so sure the Dad should be telling people his son was in DF, you never really know who is around. I know I wouldn't want people to know, I'd stick with the story the Army worked up as my cover.

    I bet he has some interesting stories though!
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    Yep, the phsychological criteria for Delta is the most rigorous not to say that the physical is not demanding but you don't want someone that is gonna go over the edge with that kind of training. Try Delta Force by Col. Charlie Beckwith Founder & First Commander
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    Hmm...I'm not sure I'd want that kind of information to get around if I was him. Might want to mention that to the dad. Retired or not, I would suspect it has the potential to cause problems, especially if he hasn't been out very long.
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    Most people think the snake eaters are some super human great ape types... its simply not the case. When I was in, I dealt with these guys daily... most looked like smaller guys than one would expect due to Hollywood stereo types. I'll admit I was taken back a little the first time I got to train with some SEALs, they were much different than I expected. I later learned that the stereo type is pretty much wrong across the board no matter the branch of service.

    Also, these guys are selected and make it because of their intellect. The operations these guys are trained for take much more brains than it does muscle; they have plenty of resources for the muscle when its needed.
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    We conducted a mission with some Delta operators about 7 years ago. They were a laid back, fun-loving group of people who didn't look or act the part. They taught us a LOT about our jobs and firearm/combat skills....very serious training, but those guys just seemed to be having the time of thier lives. They made a hard job fun and very educational.

    They are a great group and I respect them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    most looked like smaller guys than one would expect due to Hollywood stereo types.
    You mean they don't look like Chuck Norris or Arnold Schwarzenegger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    You mean they don't look like Chuck Norris or Arnold Schwarzenegger?
    bad comparison...chuck norris is a really small guy.
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    Haven't you heard--DF doesn't exist! ;)

    The kid must be bowlshiting his dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    bad comparison...chuck norris is a really small guy.
    But his shadow is 10 ft. tall. I was actually thinking back to the DF movies where he kicked entire countries butts with a dirt bike with rockets attached to the handlebars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    He said that he just "retired" from the army and was in Delta Force.

    When I met him, he was not what I expected. He was Joe Average, mild manored and just an all around low key, mellow guy. Just looking at him you would never know of his training or skill level. Not sure if he was carrying, but I felt a little safer walking down the street with him.
    And I'll bet he never mentioned he was in Delta. If he did, that would be unusual and make me wonder.
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    There are troops that are in Airborne that have never jumped out of an aircraft. Not saying this is the case, but attaching a moniker, from a parent no less, is usually somewhere in the middle with the reality.

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    When I was on active duty I was recuited by Delta twice. The first time I thought it was a mistake. I was Field Artillery, not Special Forces or a Ranger, so why did they want me? When I went to the briefing I noticed a lot of other guys that weren't "Rambo" types either. So I asked why they were interested in us. The guy that gave the briefing said, "I used to be a clerk-typist. We're looking for brains and motivation, not Rambo."

    I would have given it a shot except for the fact that my wife had a fit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    bad comparison...chuck norris is a really small guy.
    ...whom I would avoiding smacking at all costs!

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