Delta Force

General Information

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Years Active

21 November 1977 to present


United States of America


United States Army


Tier One, Special Operations Force



Part of

U.S. Special Operations Command
Joint Special Operations Command
U.S. Army Special Operations

Garrison or Headquarters

Fort Bragg, North Carolina


The Unit


“de oppresso liber”, Latin for “liberate the oppressed”




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Well Known Engagements

Operation Eagle Claw
Operation Urgent Fury
Operation Just Cause
Operation Acid Gambit
Gulf War
Operation Restore Hope
Operation Gothic Serpent
Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
War in Afghanistan
Battle of Tora Bora
Iraq War
Operation Red Dawn
Objective Medford
Rescue of Roy Hallums



Notable Members

Major General Eldon Bargewell: Commander of 1st SFOD-D from 1996–1998.

Colonel Charles Beckwith: Founder and first Commander of the highly specialized counter-terrorism unit, known today as Delta Force.

Lieutenant General William G. Boykin: Commander of 1st SFOD-D from 1992–1994. Commanding Officer of the 1st SFOD-D unit at the Battle of Mogadishu.

Sergeant Major Larry N. Freedman

Master Sergeant Gary Gordon: Medal of Honor, KIA on October 3, 1993, during the Battle of Mogadishu.

Command Sergeant Major Eric L. Haney: Wrote the book Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counter-terrorist Unit, upon which the television series The Unit is based.

Major General Gary L. Harrell: Commander of 1st SFOD-D from 1998–2000.

Brigadier General Austin S. Miller: Deputy Director JIEDDO, was the ground commander of Delta Force during Battle Of Mogadishu (nicknamed ‘Scotty’ in Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down).

Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart: Medal of Honor, KIA on October 3, 1993, during the Battle of Mogadishu.

Master Sergeant Larry Vickers: Delta assaulter, who took part in Operation Acid Gambit.

Colonel Lee Van Arsdale: Delta Force Colonel during Battle of the Black Sea