Dalton Gardens, ID – Frankie McRae Assumes Leading Role with Grey Ghost
“The world needs men – not grand geniuses or plausible talkers. It is not sentimentality and dreams that will save it, but acts and deeds.” (Von Doss, c. 1887)
Grey Ghost Precision takes sublime delight in making the following announcement.
Frankie McRae is now our Senior Adviser for Training and Product Development.
McRae is a man of acts and deeds. A storied former Special Forces soldier (18D and 18Z), he has effectively been a brand ambassador – a real ambassador mind you, the way it should be – since long before it occurred to us to have brand ambassadors.
Nearly 2 years ago he completed a long and thorough review of the first GG Light rifle before we knew he was considering it (that review shared here on Soldier Systems Daily).
He put over sixteen thousand rounds through a GGP production rifle (that he purchased himself) before writing that review.
Afterward he began providing advice and insight to GG “Just Because.” He trained some of our friends and family. He was instrumental in having our rifles sent on a proving deployment to a CENTCOM combat zone (which is as best we know the first time it spoke in anger). Since then his influence on GGP has steadily grown. This is due in no small part to his incredible knowledge and experience. Now he is friend and family.
McRae was an instructor at SFAUC (Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat) and the NCOIC of the SFARTAETC (US Army Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques) course at Ft. Bragg. Over the course of his career he served with the 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st SFG(A), and 3rd SFG (A). Some of that time was spent in the assault team leader billet for F team, Troop 1 of the Combatant Commander’s In-Extremis Force (CIF/OEF-P); he was later with B-2-3 as a team sergeant and troop sergeant major with 3rd Group’s CIF. He was a Company SGM advisor to the Iraq Counter-Terrorism Force, an exchange instructor at the Israeli Counter-Terrorism School and was honored for having the highest graduation rate in SFARTAETC’s 2 decade history. He was later assigned to a special projects team with USASOC HQ R&D.
Since his retirement Frankie has developed Range 37PSR, made Raidon Tactics a premiere training organization, “deployed” all over the world as a contractor to both combat zones and disaster areas, and taken the stand as an expert witness in homicide cases involving soldiers brought up on charges for shootings during combat operations.
There are a host of reasons why McRae deserves the title Ambassador Plenipotentiary, any one of which would sufficient on its own. Unfortunately few people know what that term means (especially in our offices, where much knuckle dragging occurs), and even the few who do can’t pronounce it.
Senior Advisor for Training and Product Development will do.
We are as proud as we are elated to begin 2017 by making this official proclamation.
If you’re interested, you can learn more about McRae in this interview.
“Being born an American is a birthright. Every human has a calling. God gave us a talent. It’s our job to find that talent and help others with it. You can’t be a good American if you’re not.” Frankie McRae