CINC, USSOCOM, ATTN: XXXX-XX (Maj XXXX), Macdill AFB, FL 33608-6001
Cdr, 1st Special Forces Group, ATTN: XXXX-XXX-XX, Fort Lewis, WA 98433
Cdr, 3rd Special Forces Group, ATTn: XXXX-XXX-XX, Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5253
Cdr, 5th Special Forces Group, ATTN: XXXX-XXX-XX, Fort Campbell, KY 42223-5000
Cdr, 10th Special Forces Group, ATTN: XXXX-XXX-XX, Fort Devens, MA 01433-5000
COMNAVSPECWARGRU ONE, ATTN: XXX (XXXX XXXX), USNAB Coronado, CA 92155
XXXX - Names deleted for security reasons
Colonel James N. Rowe was a POW in Vietnam for 5 years and was one of the
few Americans to escape captivity. Colonel Rowe was the driving force behind
the U.S. Army Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Program (SERE).
In 1985 it was Colonel James N. Rowe who hired Master Savelli to teach Kung-Fu
to the Army Special Forces
Master Savelli started teaching U.S. Special Forces contractually in 1985
and is still currently involved with the Special Operations Community. Four
contracts that have been fulfilled are listed below:
DAKF40-36-H-0170 -- 9 DEC 1985 to 18 DEC 1985
DAKF40-92-M-0540 -- 25 SEP 1991 to 5 OCT 1991
DAKF40-92-M-2080 -- 8 FEB 1992 to 26 FEB 1992
DAKF40-92-M-6845 -- 12 MAY 1992 to 25 MAY 1992
The following show Master Savelli working internationally with U.S. Special
Forces and a certificate of appreciation presented to him by the 7th Special
Department Of The Army
3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28307
05 Mar 92
Memorandum for record
Subject: Combatives Training for C/3/7the SFG(A)
- Purpose: To outline the Combatives program to be executed in support of
C Co. 3rd Bn, 7th SFG(A), Republic of Panama, 13-23 May 92
- A Mobile Training Team (MTT) from 3rd Bn, 7th (SFG(A) will deploy from Ft
Bragg, NC on 13 May 92. This team will consist of the following personnel:
A. MAJ XXXX S., OIC / Assistant Instructor
B. Mr. Savelli, G., Head Instructor
C. SFC XXXX, L., NCOIC / Assistant Instructor
D. SSG XXXX, S., Assistant Instructor
E. SFC XXXX, J., Assistant Instructor
- The Combative Program (formally called SOLO) will include but not be limited
A. Set up of Training facility (2 days)
B. Two 4 day training sessions for approxiametly 15 students each.
C. Capabilities assessment of each student and a debriefing for the Commander
at the conclusion of training.
- The MTT will be housed in military facilities at Ft. Davis, Panama.
- Questions and emergency contact can be directed through the S-3, 3rd Bn,
7th SFG(A), (XXX) XXX-XXXX.
Steven P. Bucci
XXXX - Names deleted for security reasons
The Joint Staff
Subject: Letter of Support for Mr. Guy Savelli
- This is to state my experiences of Special Forces Company Commander with
Mr. Guy Savelli's efforts to improve human performance and to urge the establishment
of a program for research and exploitation of possible applications.
- I have known Mr. Savelli for 4 years, since we contracted for his services
in Company C, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, at Fort Davis Panama.
His individual training course instilled fundamental improvements in mental
and physical performance for most participants. While about 5 percent did
not benefit significantly, the main group of students experienced measurable
improvements of duty performance involving individual tactical movement
and shooting skills. Most felt a heightened clarity of mental awareness
and improvement in mental capability, although we did not test these assertions.
A very few, perhaps 3 percent, experienced remarkable, profound improvements
and became avid practitioners of certain of Mr. Savelli's techniques.
- While Guy Savelli's efforts could benefit from more academic and scientific
rigor, he has done a remarkable job...as much as one man could possibly
accomplish with so few resources. He is pioneering in a field that is startling
and new, ever vulnerable to ridicule from closed minds. It is a testament
to Guy's personal moral courage that he has sought out to explore controversial
possibilities with the US Army--among some of the most conservative minds
in the world.
- Unfortunately, most in the US military are currently in the highly conservative
mindset of the drawdown, in which no new action is undertaken without the
greatest of caution. Under present conditions, average commanders (and probably
most government lab officials) would be hesitant to explore this kind of
controversial phenomena. In the present zero-defect environment, either
success or failure in this kind of further complication is the fact that
Mr. Savelli's effects are achieved mostly through the fundamental modification
of human belief. Conventional scientific inquiry, which is by nature deeply
skeptical, might suppress subtle effects through the very acts of measurement
and quantification. Earlier research in this field is scanty and conflicting,
and frequently inconclusive.
- The difficulties with this kind of undertaking are surmountable through
the careful design of the plan of action. One thing is certain, though:
Mr. Savelli will need open-minded management and technical assistance if
his discoveries are to survive.
- Failure to fully explore the possibilities here are shortsighted. If I had
the authority, I would institute and resource a program to study, organize,
develop, and exploit Mr. Savelli's initiatives. Despite the risk, the benefits
which could be realized by mankind from an effective new human performance
enhancement discipline could be huge. In addition to the military, education,
health, commerce, and industry stand to benefit.
Lucius A. Taylor IV
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Copyright © 1998 by Guy L. Savelli. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Except as otherwise provided by law, this writing may not be
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