5th Special Forces Grp Airborne 4th Battalion A Co OD-A5411 Army Challenge Coin

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  • Sold Date: Dec 23, 2015
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5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

4th Battalion

A Compnay

SFOD-A 5411

US CENTCOM

Aera of Responsibility (AOR)

Army Challenge Coin

Condition: Used, and in nice shape. Has minor surface marks from handling. Please see pictures.

The coin is large 1 3/4 inches in diameter.

Basic Element - SF Operational Detachment-A (SFODA) composition

A Special Forces company normally consists of six ODAs (Operational Detachments-Alpha) or "A-Teams". [ 21 ] [ 22 ] Each ODA specializes in an infiltration skill or a particular mission-set (e.g. Military Freefall (HALO), combat diving, mountain warfare, maritime operations, etc.). An ODA is identified by its group, battalion, company, and the team itself. For example, ODA 1234 would be the fourth team in the third company of the second battalion of 1st Special Forces Group.

An ODA consists of 12 men, each of whom has a specific function (MOS or Military Occupational Specialty ) on the team, however all members of an ODA conduct cross-training. The ODA is led by an 18A (Detachment Commander), a Captain , and a 180A (Assistant Detachment Commander) who is his second in command, usually a Warrant Officer One or Chief Warrant Officer Two. The team also includes the following enlisted men: one 18Z (Operations Sergeant) (known as the "Team
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