Lieutenant Colonel Oliver "Olli" Barth
Branch Chief Interoperability, J3-International, U.S. Special Operations Command
Lt. Col. Oliver “Olli” Barth started his military career in 1994 as a conscript in a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol unit in the German Army. After serving there as an NCO for two years, he was commissioned and served in various junior officer positions in the German Armed Forces. Since 1999 Lt. Col. Barth has been a proud member of the Special Forces Family. He deployed in support of operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. From 2016 to 2017, Lt. Col. Barth was posted as the S3 Officer to the headquarters of the German Army Special Operations Forces Command -Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK). Since that time, he has been the German Special Operations exchange officer to the USSOCOM in Tampa, Florida.