The 11th Special Forces Group was deactivated in 1995 along with the 12th Group.
Both groups were part of the U.S. Army Reserves for many years.
Their (shortsighted) removal from the Reserve components during budget cutbacks after Desert Storm left
the 19th and 20th Groups of the Army National Guard to soldier on.
Some of the soldiers of the 11th transferred to the 20th Group, changing their flash to continue their careers. One company from the 2nd Bn of the 11th Group in Virginia transferred in it’s entirety to the 20th Group.
The National Guard SF Groups have distinguished themselves in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan
where several have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Citizen soldiers who dedicated part of their lives.. and in several instances their life...
in service to our country.
This site is intended to be a meeting place for the men of the 11th Group. In particular, the 3rd Battalion and its HHD that was located in Miami, Florida for so many years.
Although we’ve scattered with the wind, this soldier hasn’t forgotten those he served with. First as a O5B on an A Team with Company F, fresh out of SFQC in August 1973, to an 18E serving as Battalion Commo Chief or Intel Chief at different times in the ‘80s and very early ‘90s.
Contributions of historical material (aka “war stories” or photos)
from former 11th Group soldiers are welcome.
Chuck Joslin SFC 18E4O
Co F, 11th SFGA / HHD 3rd Bn, 11SFGA
Distinguished Honor Graduate - SFQC Class 5-73
Email contact: Chuck Joslin