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About The Real Rambo 

Rambo becomes the top NCO in the Special Forces
A Fayetteville Observer-Times staff report

Command Sgt. Maj. William H. Rambo Jr. -- no relation to the Sylvester Stallone character of movie fame -- has become the top non-commissioned officer of the Army’s Special Forces.

The 44-year-old Grand Rapids, Mich., native replaces Willie E. Weaver as command sergeant major of U.S. Army Special Forces Command. Weaver, 46, is retiring from the Army.

Rambo was command sergeant major of Fort Bragg’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

He has spent five years in the 5th Special Forces Group and four years in the 7th Group. He has been a weapons sergeant and operations sergeant of three “A” teams, the basic 12-man fighting unit of Special Forces. He also has been sergeant major of a Special Forces company, battalion and group.

The sergeant major said he enjoyed the “Rambo” movies but he sees little similarity between Stallone’s angry maverick character and day-to-day life as a Green Beret.

Special Forces soldiers are more likely to be found working as teams to train soldiers and do humanitarian work in foreign countries rather than brawling bare-chested and waging one-man warfare, he said.

 

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