The Special Forces Association is a Green Beret non-profit veterans’ fraternal organization formed in 1964, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is chartered in the State of North Carolina.

The purpose for which the Association was formed was to unite, fraternally, all men who are now or ever have been assigned to the United States Army Special Forces, to perpetuate Special Forces traditions. No person is barred from joining the association because of race, color, religion, sex, or political affiliation.


The Association publishes a quarterly magazine, The Drop, which depicts the activities of its members, active SF units, Reserve and NG units, and Chapters. There are no subscriptions for the magazine, it is for members only.


The Association has one hundred and three chapters located in the Continental United States, Panama, Korea, Germany, Philippines, Okinawa, Thailand, Iraq, Afghanistan and Hawaii. The National Association sponsors an annual convention and individual chapters meet in their areas and conduct meetings and social functions for their Special Forces, Green Beret members. SFA45 is the Ohio Special Forces Chapter located in Central Ohio.