3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)



Original Linage WW II 1st SSF "The Devil's Brigade"


3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

1st Special Forces 


5 December 1963 Activated

Fort Bragg, NC

18 February 1964 Personnel Transferred from the 1st, 7th, 5th and Training Groups (Airborne) to make up the 3rd SF Group, giving the Group the Colors for its Flash

Yellow from the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Red from the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Black from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

White from  Special Forces Training Group Group (Airborne)


1 December 1969 De-Activated 

Fort Bragg, NC


1990 Activated 

(Personnel Transferred from the 3rd Battalion of the 5th Special Special Forces Group 

and Training Group to make up the 3rd Group.)

Fort Bragg, NC

(The 3rd was Activated at the same time as Special Forces Command)


1991 Headquarters and the 1st Battalion were 

Forward deployed to Saudi Arabia


1991 Operations

Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Southwest Asia

Defense of Saudi Arabia

Liberation of Kuwait

Defense of Kuwait


October 1991 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Activated at Fort Bragg, NC


1992 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) 

Activated at Fort Bragg, NC


Return To Index