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14 THE SHOP APRIL 2020 P eople inside and outside the military are constantly fascinated with Special Operations Forces (SOF). People love the high-tech equipment, silent weapons, dangerous sce- narios and thrilling missions. Any military force, however, can have great weapons, great equipment and great physical fitness and remain unsuccessful. What makes SOF soldiers successful is their teamwork, planning and leadership skills, which are augmented with great weapons, technology and supporting sys- tems. SOF soldiers pride themselves on their high levels of planning, performance and their simultaneous dedication to mission accomplishment and team member success. It works for special ops; will it work for you? ADOPTING THE MILITARY TEAMS APROACH By Chad Storlie Military Special Operations Forces teams succeed through hard work, rehearsals, extensive training, extensive planning, thorough use of intelligence and technology. The greatest asset to any team are the individual skill sets of its members working together to enhance, train, teach and lead the team to ever-higher levels of performance.

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