Special Forces Association

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The Special Forces Association (SFA) is a non-profit fraternal organization for current and retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers, also known as "Green Berets." Established in 1964, the association is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with 84 chapters located in the United States as well as Panama, South Korea, Germany, Thailand, Philippines and Okinawa. Chapters meet in their respective areas and conduct meetings, hold reunions and host social functions for their members.

Membership is open to any person who is or has been a member of Special Forces, including those in the U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Those wishing to join must apply, providing certified documentation proving past or current assignment with a special forces unit. Associate membership is also available to individuals who do not meet this criterion, but who have "contributed significantly to the support of Special Forces, or its lineage, in the accomplishment of its mission."[1]

The Association publishes The Drop,[2] a quarterly magazine providing news and information about its members, and sponsors an annual convention.

Notable members[edit]


Name Location
Chapter 1–18[3] Fayetteville, North Carolina
Rising Sun Chapter 2 Okinawa, Japan
Chapter 3 Bangkok, Thailand
Charles Hosking/Al Fontes, Rocky Mountain Chapter 4–24 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wheeler James Chapter 6 Charlotte, North Carolina
South of the Border Chapter 7 Crestview, Florida
Jimmy Dean Chapter 10 Sierra Vista, Arizona
Chapter 11 Alexandria, Virginia
Gen. Robert C. Kingston Chapter 13 Republic of Korea
Steve King VP Chapter XIV Monterey, California
The Alamo Chapter 15 San Antonio, Texas
William R. Card Memorial Chapter 16 Fort Lewis, Washington
SSG Kenneth Worthley Memorial Chapter 20[4] Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Chapter 22 Chandler, Arizona
Golden Gate Chapter 23 San Francisco
Gunpowder Chapter 26 Baltimore, Maryland
Martha Raye Chapter 27 St. Louis, Missouri
Col. Arthur "Bull" Simons Memorial Chapter 29 Kansas City, Missouri
A.J. "Bo" Baker Memorial Chapter 30 Kenner, Louisiana
Billy M. Smith Chapter 31 Dallas, Texas
Chapter 32 Lawton, Oklahoma
Larry A. Thorne Memorial Chapter 33[5] Cleveland, Tennessee
Maj. Gen. Michael D. Healy Chapter 37 Chicago, Illinois
Chapter 38[6] Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Chapter 39 Houston, Texas
CSM Paul M. Darcy Memorial Chapter 40 Clearwater, Florida
Col. Nick Rowe Memorial Chapter 46 Barrigada, Guam
Chapter 48 Providence, Rhode Island
Chapter 50 Tulsa, Oklahoma
George Morton/Harry Munck Chapter 51 Las Vegas, Nevada
Lt. Col. William F. Buckley Memorial Chapter 54 Boston, Massachusetts
Michael F. May Memorial Chapter 55 Richmond, Michigan
Chapter 56 Albuquerque, NM
Joe Alderman Memorial Chapter 59 Atlanta, Georgia
Richard J. Meadows Memorial Chapter 60 MacDill AFB, Florida
Chapter 61 Manlius, New York
SFC Randall Shughart Memorial Chapter 64[7] Carlisle, Pennsylvania
SSG William A. Will Memorial Chapter 67[8] Johnstown, Pennsylvania
John J. Kedenburg Memorial Chapter 66 New York City
Great Lakes Chapter 73 Wisconsin
Cpt. Robert M. May Memorial Chapter 74 Winter Park, Florida
Roger H. Donlon Chapter 75 San Diego
Chapter 77 Killeen, Texas
Lt. Col. Frank J. Dallas Chapter 78 Santa Ana, California
Rocky Versace, Ozarks Chapter 82 Branson, Missouri
The Treasure Coast Chapter 85 Stuart, Florida
Green Berets of North East Florida, Chapter 88 Jacksonville, Florida
Allen C. Johnson Memorial Chapter 89 Reno, Nevada
Richard L. Ferguson Memorial Chapter 90 Fredericksburg, Virginia
Chapter 100 Fort Bragg, North Carolina


  1. ^ "MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, Special Forces Association" (PDF). Retrieved 12 January 2007. [dead link]
  2. ^ OCLC 123362085
  3. ^ More than one chapter number indicates merged chapters.
  4. ^ Chapter 20 website, also known as the SSG Kenneth Worthley Memorial Chapter
  5. ^ Special Forces Association Larry A. Thorne Memorial Chapter 33 website
  6. ^ Chapter 38 website
  7. ^ Chapter 64 website Archived 17 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine, SFC Randall Shughart Memorial Chapter
  8. ^ Chapter 67 website, SSG William A. Will Memorial Chapter

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