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Special Operations Recruiting Center grand opening

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 26, 2014)  – A significant milestone for Army Special Operations was reached on Nov. 21, 2014, when Special Operations Soldiers, recruiters, family and friends gathered at the Special Operations Recruiting Center Grand Opening.

The event began with a free fall parachuting demonstration from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers.  Distinguished guest, Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Irizarry II, USARC G/3/5/7, cut the ribbon and gave remarks, symbolizing the official opening of the new recruiting center. 

The last decade of continuous combat operations has seen an unprecedented demand for service and sacrifice from Special Operations Forces.

“Special Operations Soldiers are a unique strategic advantage to the nation and our recruiters have been specially selected to meet that mission requirement by recruiting qualified individuals ready to meet complex challenges in multi-dimensional, hybrid-operating environments,” said Maj. Jason Hetzel, Delta Company commander, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion (Airborne).

Friday’s ceremony marked the continued commitment by USAREC, USASOC, Fort Bragg, and the Army to ensure these dedicated in-service recruiters are provided the right resources such as this facility to recruit the next generation of Army Special Operations Soldiers. 

The new facility, located at Building C-5437 off of Normandy Drive next to the Airborne Bowling Lanes, is now home to Army Special Operations Recruiters for Special Forces, Psychological Operations, Civil Affairs, and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. (Airborne).

“The opening of this Special Operations Recruiting Center reinforces the unique responsibility and challenges that our Special Operations recruiters have serving in the only in-service recruiting unit in the Army," said 1st Sgt. Trevor Proefrock, Delta Company, SORB (A).

Army Special Operations is always looking for men and women, who want to advance their military careers through relevant operational experiences, working with specialized teams of professionals and have a strategic impact.  Both men and women from all branches of the regular Army are currently being recruited. 

Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations are open to both men and women while Special Forces is open to males only.

For more information on starting a career in Army Special Operations call 910-432-1818 or visit