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SFACON 2022 Colorado Springs, CO Join us in colorful Colorado at the Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs from 20-24 September 2022. Come celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Regiment with our Colorado Green Berets, who are among the Nation’s best. The Special Forces
Association Convention
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Slide Sfacon 2022 Colorado Springs, CO Join us in colorful Colorado at the Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs from 20-24 September 2022. Come celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Regiment with our Colorado Green Berets, who are among the Nation’s best. The Special Forces
Association Convention
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SFACON 2022 is a five-day national event to be held in Colorado Springs, CO from 20 – 24 September 2022. This annual gathering of approximately 800 Green Berets celebrates the U.S. Army Special Forces’ (SF’s) seven decades of service to our nation. The event features: a Gold Star family luncheon to honor the families of our fallen; the De Oppresso Liber symposium series to highlight Green Berets in action from multiple historical eras; a Medal of Honor (MoH) picnic to honor our MoH recipients; legendary SF’s Originals from the 1952-53 activation; local 10th SF Group (Airborne) (SFG(A)) and 19th SFG(A) interaction, including a tour of the 10th SFG(A) compound with layouts; and, several brotherhood tailored activities. SFACON 2022 concludes with a Regimental banquet to honor the Green Berets past present and future.

Our Sponsors

De Oppresso Liber Symposium Series

Keynote Speaker - Lieutenant General (Retired) Ken Tovo

Lieutenant General Ken Tovo culminated his 35-year military career in 2018, serving as the commander of the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). He was responsible for manning, training, equipping, and providing strategic direction to all the Army’s Special Operations forces (Green Berets, Rangers, Special Ops Aviation, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations), a combined organization of over 34,000 people.

He began his service in the Infantry upon graduation from the US Military Academy in 1983. After serving his initial tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, Tovo completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and transferred to the Special Forces branch. He served as a Special Forces detachment, company, battalion, and group commander in the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Tovo’s additional assignments included serving as a plans and operations officer with 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta and Joint Headquarters Center (NATO); aide de-camp to the Commander, Stabilization Force, Bosnia; Chief of Staff, USASOC; Deputy Commanding General, Special Operations Command Europe; Director, Special Operations Division-Iraq; Deputy Commanding General, 1st Armored Division/U.S. Division Center, Iraq; Commanding General, Special Operations Command Central; Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan; and Deputy Commander, US Southern Command in Miami, Fla.

LTG Tovo’s operational assignments include the first Gulf War, refugee relief operations in Northern Iraq, noncombatant evacuation operations in Sierra Leone, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia on two occasions, five tours in Iraq, and one tour in Afghanistan.

He earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, a MS in Advanced Military Studies from the US Army Command & General Staff College, and a MS in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

He is the President & CEO of DOL Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm focused on providing advice on strategic planning, risk management, and organizational effectiveness; serves on the board of several companies; and is the chairman of the Green Beret Foundation.

Ken and his wife, Suzanne, have been married for 37 years. They raised two sons who both serve the Nation – one as a Special Forces officer and the other in the education field.

The Special Forces
Association Convention

  • Gold Star Family Luncheon
  • De Oppresso Liber Symposium Series
  • Green Beret Marketplace
  • Sporting Clay Shoot at Pikes Peak Gun Club
  • Volksmarch
  • GORUCK Event
  • Medal of Honor Picnic
  • Outing to Manitou Springs
  • Fun Shoot
  • Tour of the 10th SFG Originals Compound
  • Green Beret Demonstration and Layout
  • The ‘Originals’ Panel with 1952-53 Plankholders
  • Casino Night
  • SF Movie Night
  • Motorcycle Tour
  • 70th Anniversary Regimental Banquet

Convention Highlights

We Will Keep You Posted As We Complete Planning

We are hard at work planning an exciting lineup of events. The room reservation portal and Convention registration portals are active and you can register now. We will be adding speakers, events and information of note to the website as details are confirmed.

Hotel Reservations

The Antlers Hotel

- Colorado Springs, CO

Dates:  September 20-24, 2022
Hotel:  The Antlers Hotel – (719) 955-5600
4 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO  80903
To make hotel reservations and receive the group rate, please click on the link below:
The Antlers Hotel Reservations

If rooms at the group rate are sold out, please make reservations at the following overflow hotels
Hilton Garden Inn – 125 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO  80903 – Hilton Garden Inn Reservations
Hyatt Place – 201 East Kiowa, Colorado Springs, CO  80903 – Hyatt Place Reservations

Note: You cannot book at the group rate for dates outside the SFACON dates. If you have any problem with on-line registration, call the hotel.

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Reservations

Tentative Schedule

2022 Special Forces Association
Annual Convention Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 20
1400 2000 SFACON Registration
1800 2200 Hospitality Room Open
Wednesday, September 21
0700 1200 Sporting Clay Shoot
0800 2000 SFACON Registration
1100

 

 

 

2200 Official Convention Opening
        0900 1800 Green Beret Marketplace Open for Business
0900 1015 De Oppresso Liber Symposium (The Original Mike Force with BG (Ret) Joe Stringham)
1030

 

1100

 

1145

 

2200

De Oppresso Liber Symposium (TF DAGGER in N. Afghanistan with COL (Ret) Mark Rosengard)

Hospitality Room Open

 

1130 1400 Gold Star Luncheon
1300

1430

1415

1600

De Oppresso Liber Symposium (TF VIKING in N. Iraq with LTC (Ret) Mark Grdovic)

De Oppresso Liber Symposium (El Salvador with BG (Ret) Joe Stringham)

1700 1830 SFA Presidents and Distinguished Visitor Social
1900 2100 Preview of Operation KINGPIN: 27 minutes at Son Tay with documentary film producer John ‘Stan’ Stanfield
Thursday, September 22
        0800 2000 SFACON Registration
        0800 1230 GORUCK “Future of the Regiment” Event
        0830 0945 De Oppresso Liber Symposium (Shok Valley, Afghanistan with MoH Recipient SGM Matt Williams)
0900 1800 Green Beret Marketplace Open for Business
1000 1115 De Oppresso Liber Symposium (FOB Ghazni with MoH Recipient MSG Earl Plumlee)
1100 2200 Hospitality Room Open
1200 1500 Medal of Honor Picnic
1600

1900

1730

–       2100

Chapter Presidents Meeting hosted by National President

Real Men Movie: “The Devil’s Brigade” (1968, William Holden)

Friday, September 23
0800 2000 SFACON Registration
0900          1030 De Oppresso Liber Symposium (The Originals ’52-’53 Panel with CG USASOC, LTG Jon Braga and moderator LTC (Ret) Mitch Utterback)
0900 1800 Green Beret Marketplace Open for Business
1000 1500 Outing to Manitou Springs
1100 2200 Hospitality Room Open
1430 1800 Tour of the “Originals” 10th SFG(A) Complex, Fort Carson
1900 2200 “Casino Night” at the Antlers
1900 2330 Music & Dancing at Bourbon Brothers Boot Barn
Saturday, September 24
0800 1200 SFACON Registration
        0900 1300 Green Beret Marketplace Open for Business
0900 1015 De Oppresso Liber Symposium (Det-A / SF Berlin with MSG Bob Charest)
0930 1500 SFMC Sponsored Motorcycle Tour
1030 1200 Special Forces Command Presentation with BG Gil Ferguson
        1100 1500 Hospitality Room Open
1700 1800 Pre-Banquet Social with the 4th ID String Quartet
1800 2100 70th Anniversary Regimental Banquet with keynote speaker LTG Ken Tovo