About the 3rd Special Forces Group
The 3rd Special Forces Group is a MilSim gaming community that pulls inspiration from the real world "3rd Group". Our unit is designed to simulate the 3rd Groups structure, ranks and doctrine. Knowing a brief history of the real 3rd Group is important to understanding the reasons we are designing a gaming community around this group.
The 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), or 3RD Group, traces its lineage back to July 9, 1942, when Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment was activated for 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment, First Special Service Force, Camp William Henry Harrison, Montana. The First Special Service Force was a combined Canadian-American organization charged with conducting commando-type special operations behind enemy lines in Europe. During World War II, the unit participated in campaigns in the Aleutian Islands, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France, and the Rhineland. The First Special Service Force was disbanded in France, January 6, 1945.
3RD Group was first activated on December 5, 1963, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a Special Action Force (SAF) with a Middle East and Africa orientation. When 3rd SFG was activated, it was manned with Soldiers from 1st Special Forces Group, 5th Special Forces Group, 7th Special Forces Group, and the Special Warfare Training Group of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS). In recognition of the various groups the Special Forces Soldiers were coming from, 3rd SFG adopted a flash made up of the four colors used on those various flashes; yellow for the 1st SFG, red from the 7th SFG, black from the 5th SFG, and white from the Special Forces Training Group. Since 1963, the distinctive four-color design has been worn by the unit.
"To provide the best gaming experience and MilSim immersion, through dedication to our three disciplines and core values."
The 3SFG is comprised of members with one purpose. To play the game Squad with the best cohesive unit on the battlefield. We pride ourselves on our resilience in battle as well as our members’ ability to take control of hectic situations and come out on top. We also pride ourselves on our three disciplines, Milsim, Gaming and Brotherhood. The three disciplines is what we use to stay focused on our mission. On top of that, every member of our unit adheres to our core values: