A Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

   Illinois Army National Guard

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Located in the South Loop of Chicago, IL, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) has a proud history of professionalism and volunteerism in service to our country as Citizen-Soldiers. Recognized within the Special Forces Regiment and the Illinois National Guard as consummate professionals, our Soldiers have been cited for valor, hard work, technical expertise, and integrity. We seek out the most competent, self-driven Warriors, whether prior service SF Operators or potential candidates who are ready for a new chapter in their life.

We adhere and uphold the principles expected throughout Special Operations Forces (SOF). We maintain high moral and ethical standards required to work independently in ambiguous environments. We expect members of our unit to display initiative, intelligence, leadership and foresight while maintaining physical toughness and combat readiness.

Being both Citizens and Green Berets, we bring a unique capacity to the SF Regiment; numerous additionally honed skills not normally found in SF. These extensive capabilities reside in the day to day experiences inside the civilian sector as public and private servants. Our members work in law enforcement, federal agencies, defensive contracting, medicine, business/management, and social work. Additionally, most of our members have bachelors, masters and even doctorate degrees. This dovetails nicely into the complex SF missions of unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, and counterterrorism which require the SF Soldier to think, act and execute missions using all his resources. This is particularly important since Green Berets, already the most versatile of all of the military’s SOF, work in environments that not only require cultural sensitivities but political, economic and ideological awareness as well.

A 2/20 SFG (A) deployed to combat three times in support of OEF-Afghanistan as well as other contingency operations to Bosnia under Operation Joint Endeavor and Haiti for Operation Uphold Democracy. Other various successful missions to countries in support of regional commands include; Bulgaria, Poland, Honduras, Bolivia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Belize, Jamaica and Venezuela.

“The Quiet Professionals”



Afghanistan-Operation Enduring Freedom  x 3

Costa Rica








  Other Missions
    Haiti-Operation Uphold Democracy
    Bosnia / Herzegovina– Joint Endeavor
    Ecuador   Bolivia
    Argentina    Uzbekistan
     El Salvador    Venezuela
     Panama    Poland
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Phone: 708.824.5814 / 5822 / 5823

Fax: 312.674.0814

E-mail: NGIL-SF@ng.army.mil

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