Fort Carson Green Beret colonel makes rare speech

George ThiebeFort Carson Green Beret colonel makes rare speech

The reason the Green Berets will seemingly stand still as the rest of the  Army endures the convulsions of the post-war Pentagon is that units such as 10th  Group have thrived on uncertainty and constant change.

“What will be required of our Green Berets in days ahead has not changed,”  Col George Thiebes said.

One fact Thiebes revealed: 10th Group troops have been busy. In the past  year, 1,000 of the soldiers have worked in 42 countries – primarily in Europe,  Africa and the Middle East. That’s no surprise.

Soldiers from 10th Group were some of the first Americans in the 2003 attack  on Iraq. The Fort Carson troops advised the Kurds in northern Iraq that played a  key role in the defeat of Saddam Hussein.

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