SOF Born or Made

Alan Farrell answers the question - are special operators born or made? SGM Alan Farrell, USA (ret), served 28 years in the Army, almost entirely with Special Forces. He began his career with 5th Special Forces Group (A) then joined the MACV-SOG effort in Vietnam, where SGM Farrell was decorated for heroism and wounded in action. He retired from military service in 1993. Dr. Farrell taught French at Hampden-Sydney College and at Virginia Military Institute.