COL Charles R. Munske

ARSOF ICON: COL Charles R. Munske

1897-1985, Military Government/Civil Affairs WWII and Korea



Setting Conditions for Operación JAQUE

Operación JAQUE

The Ultimate Deception

Calling Cards

What is a Ranger or ARSOF Aviator? What is a Special Forces, PYSOP, Civil Affairs, or ARSOF Support soldier?

VERITAS Articles

CG Priorities

PEOPLE: Right Man for the Job

Colonel Charles H. Karlstad

PREPARE: Night Stalker Ingenuity

Taking the ‘Bad Guy’ off the Battlefield without Black Helicopters

PURSUE: A Different SORT of Mission

Special Operations Resuscitation Teams in Operation OBSERVANT COMPASS

History Behind the News

Branches & Functional Areas



A tribute to officers, warrant officers, and soldiers who had a significant impact on ARSOF history.

The Last Full Measure Of Devotion

A tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command who have paid the ultimate price in our war since the attacks of 9-11.

ARSOF Medal of Honor

The story behind the thirty-one medal of honor recipients. Read their stories.

Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

Read a Primer on the Special Operations Branches and Detachments of the Office of Strategic Services

1,903 Days as a POW

James ‘Nick’ Rowe, POW Diary


Vol. 14, No. 3, 2018

Vol. 14, No. 3, 2018

Vol. 14, No. 2, 2018

Vol. 14, No. 2, 2018

Vol. 14, No. 1, 2018

Vol. 14, No. 1, 2018

Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017

Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017

Vol. 12, No. 2, 2016

Vol. 12, No. 2, 2016

Vol. 12, No. 1, 2016

Vol. 12, No. 1, 2016

From the ARSOF Archive

A Korean War Photo Memoir

A Korean War Photo Memoir

This photo collection of retired First Sergeant (1SG) James Carlo ‘Joe’ Pagnella (deceased) was furnished by James M. Pagnella, one of his twin sons (the other is James Christopher). Quotes in the captions come from a 28 February 1995 Pagnella letter to John B. ‘Barry’ Dwyer, the author of Commandos From The Sea: The History of Amphibious Special Warfare in World War II and The Korean War (Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 1998). These old pictures provide ‘identity’ to the CIA and JACK paramilitary advisors and reality to the Yong-do training areas used by the SMG (Special Mission Group) raiders and the U.S. Navy support, as well as humanity displayed by the American fighting man worldwide. Many thanks to the Pagnellas for sharing the family treasure.