This post, from WRSA, details a letter sent by a medically retired USAF Security Forces Senior Airman to the President of the United States. If you haven’t done so, check it out. This young man epitomizes courage in his life, no matter the obstacles. I’d like to buy him a beer one day. He inspires.
Then I got to thinking about the young man’s training and lineage. The AI found the below article and I thought it worth publishing here as an Op-Ed. Why? Many times, when people see the USAF SF Beret and “Defensor Fortis” (Defending the Force) flash, or hear some AF troop talking about what they do, derisive comments are sure to follow, as noted the article regarding the young airman who graduated from the US Army’s Ranger School this past February. But as the article also points out, those who make such comments know nothing about the history of USAF Security Force units training, capabilities, and performance in combat along side our nation’s Special Forces troops.
Chances are that if you have a former USAF Security Force trooper in your NPT, you’ll have a lot of talent and proven skill to draw on when the chips are down.
Take it from an old Air Force Security Force troop.
“…their real purpose in life is to serve as the Air Force’s infantry, securing airfields and working alongside other units in support roles.”