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COL Charles Beckwith

 

Colonel Charles Beckwith is known for being one of the principle advocates of an SAS-like special operations unit. He was one of the founding members of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta (SFOD-D). He also is known for being the on-ground commander of OPERATION EAGLE CLAW - the ill-fated mission to rescue American hostages held hostage by Iran in the American embassy in Tehran.

 


News Stories about COL Beckwith

September 7, 2015. "Leadership in Action: Colonel Charles A. Beckwith", The Military Leader. Phil Walter highlights the decision that COL Beckwith was faced with when he realized he was one helicopter short during OPERATION EAGLE CLAW.

 

 

 


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