Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jonas Blane (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Molly Blane (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Kim Brown (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Colonel Tom Ryan (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Mack Gerhardt (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Tiffy Gerhardt (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Bob Brown (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Charles Grey (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Hector Williams (45 episodes, 2006-2009)
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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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Covert warriors. Unsung heroes. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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The Unit, the cover name for the most elite 1st SFOD-D unit popularly known as "Delta Force", the Army's best of the best, primarily recruits from Army Special Forces Groups ("Green Berets") and the 75th Ranger Regiment (Army Rangers). In The Unit, Jonas Blane, Hector Williams, and Charles Grey all served as both Rangers and Green Berets prior to their service in The Unit. Mack Gerhardt served as a Ranger and in the airborne infantry prior to being in The Unit. Bob Brown is the only Unit member to have never served in the Rangers. He is Ranger qualified (graduated from Ranger School) and served in the Air Cavalry prior to joining the Unit. See more »

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In an Army unit there would actually been several layers of command between the Colonel (later Brigadier General) and The Unit itself. This would have included at least one Major or Captain and one or more Lieutenants. While the Colonel would have overall operational command at the base level, the junior officers would likely have had more of a direct command and control responsibility for the enlisted personnel. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.25 (2009) See more »

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The Freedom to Be
Written by Kit Hain
Performed by Akire (as Erika)
Courtesy of Wild Pink Music (ASCAP)
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Fired Up! -Please read- Military perspective
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining show. The writing is good, the characters are both interesting and multi-dimensional. The lighting and set design are very appropriate for a mainstream network series. Excellent use of steady-cam and "documentary style" camera work.

I respectfully disagree with some of the previous comments by my fellow veteran. I believe that he may not have had much contact with the spec ops community in his 10 year career.

We should remember that this is a television series- If the cameras rolled in the average combat spec ops unit, it *might* last a whole episode...*might*.

While the wives in this show do seem to be a very comely group, The same probably applies to the men- as is fitting for a cast of actors.

If anything, the actors seem a little young to be from the unit. The average age in Delta is over 30, minimum age to apply is 22. As far as out of shape, senior soldiers don't fit the 3% body fat runner look that many young garritroopers sport.

The tactics used by the actors would definitely be out of place even in an infantry unit- but I have trained with enough operators to know that they can look sloppy and distracted (unmilitary) a fraction of a second before they tear through the target. I saw one step into a room, draw, engage 5 targets, and holster in 3 seconds - Then almost get tossed off the course for not wearing a regulation helmet.

While the dialog is not what we would hear in the field (too many syllables and too few profanities), it is intended to help the viewer understand and experience the flow of tension and action- which I feel it dies well.

While the homes are officer and senior NCO grade, it is very similar to the newer housing at Ft. Bragg (Where the unit it most expressly not stationed).


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