Friday, November 9, 2012

Special Ops: A few facts you may not know! MILITARY BLOG HOP begins!

Researching Delta Force for A LONG TIME COMIN' and my upcoming release about a SEAL team member, CONQUERING ZEUS (with the Sassy 7), I learned quite a few interesting facts:

  • Special Ops which includes Delta Force, SEALs, and many other specialized units of the military are very highly trained personnel, many of them in the service for years before getting the opportunity to apply for training in one of these schools.
  • SEALs and Delta Force operatives undergo such rigorous training that only a fraction of those who apply and enter the schools graduate.
  • SEALs and Delta Force operations are highly classified, which is why many objected to the new book out by a former SEAL describing the operation to get Bin Laden.
  • In fact, the operations are so secret that the men in these units rarely if ever acknowledge to anyone that they belong to these elite corps.
  • The budgets for these units are redacted, meaning few know the real cost of their operations.
  • SEALs and Delta Force take their oaths to the President of the United States. Therefore, this is the person/entity to which they owe their allegiance.
  • DO leave a comment here AND your email address in the comment to be entered to win a copy of A LONG TIME COMIN'
  • Blog closes Nov. 15.
  • Happy Veterans Day!
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Allyson said...

I learned something new! How interesting! Thanks so much for the great giveaway! Hope you Enjoy your weekend and Happy Holidays!

Kim in Hawaii said...

Aloha! I discovered your site form the blog hop. Mahalo for saluting the koa - warriors!

LM said...

These men do so much for our country and most will never know about it!

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

So tickled all of you signed up!
Let's spread the word and get more!

susanmp said...

I am so proud of our military!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

BeachHouse Writer said...

I am a former Army Brat ... I have seen the training and commit given to our country even by those whose job it is to simply supply the troops with necessities and food.

Thank you for honoring those who serve and have served.

beachhouse dot writer at gmail dot com

Cornelia said...

We have a great military,I respect them so much.

Ann Q said...

It must be so hard for these men to take part in such secretive missions and not talk about it. annpa@gmail.com13612gtherwy

BLHmistress said...

I am surprised someone from the Seals would cash in on the mission for Bin Laden. I don't blame those who have objected to it.


Eva said...

Thank you for this!!


SheriV said...

Such cool facts

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Kathy Kulig said...

Great post, Cerise. I think there are so many real-life heroes out there but because of their secret missions we never know they exist. Thank you to all those unknown heroes for risking their lives for us.

Lisa said...

I learned some new things from this post.


Ipro55 said...

Sad to know that some of these men do so much, sometomes give their lives for their country, and we'll never know because they are so elite they can't even tell anyone what they really do.

Purple975 @msn.cpm

Di said...

thanks for those facts - kinda knew some of them, but it's always good to put them out there to reinforce civilian realization of what these people do for us.

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Catherine Lee said...

Happy Veterans Day, which is observed today in the US.
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Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this post, thanks for the interesting topic. Thanks also for supporting our military. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com
Proud Navy mom.

Kaci Verdun said...

Thanks for a great giveaway and thank you to all the men and women who serve!
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Susan W. said...

Very interesting. I watch the military channel now and then and those Special Ops teams work so hard. They are awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beckey said...

Thanks for sharing the info (some of it I do already know from my one family member who is in the Delta Force)

Thanks for being a part of the hop.


latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!
What a fun blog hop!

jessica said...

Those are interesting facts. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for being a part of the hop.
jessangil at gmail dot com