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19th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Unit Contact: 801-878-5352

Recruiting NCO: 801-432-4488, or 801-875-2071

Special Operations Recruiting Detachment: 801-766-6428, or (801) 878-5810 or visit www.NationalGuardSF.com

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About: The 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is headquartered at Camp Williams, Utah, with elements in California, Washington, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Ohio, Montana, Colorado, and Texas. The 19th Group sends Soldiers to all corners of the world for training and deployments, directly impacting the safety and security of our nation. 

THE MISSION: 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) will provide trained and ready forces to deploy, fight and win our nation’s wars under the full spectrum of unconventional warfare and to respond to homeland threats and disasters. 

COMMAND ETHOS: 

  • Be Special - Morally Mentally and Physically
  • Strive for excellence in all that you do and demand it of others
  • Quiet professional Warrior – Diplomat

VISION:  A Special Forces group of professionals who provide the Special Forces Regiment with a unique mix of our military and civilian skills to demonstrate relevancy and to continue to build on our reputation of professional excellence.
 

COMMANDER’S INTENT:  To further professionalize our organization, ensuring that it fulfills our regimental taskings, and provides the resources and support required to our subordinate units.

DESIRED ENDSTATE:  Executing all missions with vigor and professionalism, mission recovery of all personnel and equipment in a manner that preserves the force and family, accounts for all property, proper maintenance and turn-in procedures, and administrative post-mission activities.

FORCE STRUCTURE:

  • 1st Battalion 19th SFG (A), Located in Utah, Washington, and Texas
  • 2nd Battalion 19th SFG (A), Located in West Virginia, Ohio, and Rhode Island
  • 5th Battalion 19th SFG (A), located in Colorado, California, and Texas
  • Group Support Battalion, 19th SFG (A), Located in Utah

BYU professor Dave Wood Wood also serves as a behavioral health officer in the Utah Army National Guard.
BYU photo by Madeline Mortensen
Stronger for Having Served
By news.byu.edu | Nov. 11, 2019
More than one million American men and women are veterans of the War on Terror—that is, veterans who

A Czech Republic soldier prepares to present awards during a during a ceremony in Prostejov, Oct. 25, 2019, marking a successful six-month tour to Western Afghanistan. During the ceremony, Special Forces Soldiers from the Czech Republic and Texas Army National Guard received awards, distinctions and badges of honor as an appreciation for their successful service abroad and excellent representation of their homeland. The Texas Military Department and the Czech Republic have participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Partnership Program cooperation since 1993 with the Nebraska National Guard, in support of the U.S. European Command Theater Security Cooperation Strategy. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena)
19th Special Forces Soldiers Honored by the Czech Republic
By Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena | Oct. 25, 2019
Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces, Texas Army National Guard, were awarded the

A U.S. Special Operations Forces soldier pulls security during a nighttime reconnaissance mission outside Enslwang, a simulated town at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, January 27, 2018. Roughly 4,100 troops from 10 nations are participating in Allied Spirit VIII, a multinational training exercise designed to test participants' readiness and capabilities.  (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Benjamin Haulenbeek)
Green Berets mentor U.S., Albanian and Lithuanian forces during Allied Spirit VIII
By Army Sgt. Karen Sampson, Joint Multinational Readiness Center | March 2, 2019
U.S. Army 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) served as Observer-Coach-Trainers during

Members of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in a change of command and retirement ceremony on Camp Williams, Utah 14 September 2019. The unit received a new commanding officer and a new command sergeant major. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by, PFC. Jacob Jesperson)
19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) welcomes new leadership
By Sgt. James Bunn | Sept. 19, 2019
The 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) said farewell to two of senior leaders and welcomed two new

Bulgarian and Ukrainian Special Operations Forces fast-rope from a U.S. Army MH-60M Blackhawk helicopter assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) near Yambol, Bulgaria June 17, 2019, as part of Exercise Trojan Footprint 19. Trojan Footprint is an annual U.S. Special Operations Command Europe-led exercise that incorporates Allied and partner special operations forces, this year's exercise brought together 1400 SOF from ten nations for training over land, sea and air across Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and the Black Sea.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Monique O’Neill)
Green Beret Citizen Soldiers make their mark at Trojan Footprint
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes | Aug. 13, 2019
When most people imagine the U.S. Army National Guard, they might think of Soldiers responding to

On August 9, 2019, four Soldiers from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) returned to Utah following a six-month tour to Panzer Kaserne, Germany in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and the European Deterrence Initiative.
Colorado and Utah National Guardsman receive their German Jump wings while deployed
By Sgt. Jake Cox | Aug. 9, 2019
On August 9, 2019, four Soldiers from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) returned to Utah

Members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces receive training in checkpoint vehicle clearing techniques from members of West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) Special Forces during Ridge Runner 19-02, June 24, 2019, in West Virginia. Ridge Runner is a WVARNG training program that provides various National Guard, active duty, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally nation armed forces with training in irregular and asymmetrical warfare tactics and operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo illustration by Edwin Wriston.) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out faces.)
Special Forces Soldiers train with Polish, Latvian allies in West Virginia
By Capt. Holli Nelson | Aug. 3, 2019
West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 19th

Soldiers from the Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Alpha), pass through southern Utah as they conduct convoy operations on Utah highways, March 9-10 in perpetration for their upcoming training exercise in Canada.
Soldiers Take to Utah Highways
By Lt. Col. Choli Ence | April 18, 2019
Soldiers from Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Alpha), conducted convoy operations, March 9-10, 2019, in perpetration for their upcoming training exercise in Canada.