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Chapter 54 of the Special Forces Association is based in New England. The chapter members come from all six New England states and beyond.

The chapter is named after LTC William Buckley, a chapter member and Special Forces officer, who died in Lebanon in the service of his country - more information is provided at the menu to the left by clicking on his name.

The members of the Special Forces Association, formed in 1964, are current and former Green Berets of the United States Army from the active and reserve components. The national headquarters of the Special Forces Association is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina (near Fort Bragg - home of SF). There are over 85 Special Forces Association chapters spread across the country and overseas.

The Chapter 54 members meet several times a year. The regular business meetings (some with guest speakers) are held monthly, Memorial Day is observed by chapter members in Stoneham, Mass, in late spring an annual Foreign Weapons Firing weekend takes place, August the chapter holds its annual cookout, Veterans Day is observed in Stoneham, Mass, and the annual Christmas party is held in December.

Chapter 54 shares the New England region with SFA-72 based in New Hampshire and SFA-48 based in Rhode Island.

Chapter 54 News and Events

Future Events. The dates for the spring fishing trip on Cape Cod and Christmas party have been set. Dates for the annual chapter cookout have not been set but likely in August at the Hanscom AFB campground. The Foreign Weapons Course and C/1/20th cookout is tentatively scheduled for September, no dates yet. Visit the events page for more information.

Annual Shotgun Raffle. This years prize is the Benelli / Stoeger 12 guage semi-auto, Predator / Turkey. Raffle tickets have been mailed to all Chapter members. Ticket price is $25 for (6) six tickets or $35 for (12) tickets. Return tickets and check to Chapter 54 president Kevin Paicos. For more info click on 2023 Shotgun Raffle.

Green Beret for a Day
June 10, 2023, Saturday
Sig Sauer Academy and Green Beret Foundation
Green Beret for a Day

Executive Board Meeting
February 11, 2023, Saturday, 0930 hours
Ferncroft Towers, 40 Village Road, Middleton, MA 01949
Topics for the meeting included proposed 2023 budget, update on chapter finances, review of last year's calendar, and setting the calendar for 2023. Additionally, a discussion will took place on the future and structure of the Foreign Weapons Familiarization Course. The meeting was open to the entire membership. Coffee and doughnuts were served during the meeting; there was pizza for lunch at 1130 hours.

RIP Bob Delia. Retired CSM Robert Delia, an Associate Member of Chapter 54, passed away on January 11, 2023. Services will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2023, in Pepperell, MA.

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