One of the highlights of the 2016 International Conference was opportunity to meet and interact with several Green Beret Medal of Honor recipients.


To honor these amazing Americans, each living Green Beret Medal of Honor recipient was invited to Jacksonville as the Conference's Guests of Honor. This amazing event gave us all an opportunity to  "Walk with Giants."

"Walking With Giants"

The Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel was the headquarters of Special Forces Association 2016 International Conference, slated for June 12-19, in Jacksonville, Fla.


Nestled along the beautiful St. Johns River, Hyatt Regency Riverfront is in the heart of the city’s downtown business, entertainment and sports districts, and is only a few minutes away from more than 20 miles of soft, white sand beaches.


The largest convention hotel in Northeast Florida, the Hyatt Regency Riverfront has nearly 1,000 guestrooms, over 110,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, three restaurants and lounges, a heated rooftop swimming pool and hot tub, and features spectacular views of the St. Johns River, Main Street Bridge, and Jacksonville skyline.

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Informative presentations and discussions on important military and national security issues

SFA 2016 Conference highlights included:

Additional activities and events in the community

Daily tours to many First Coast attractions

"Walking With Giants" A celebration of Green Beret Medal of Honor recipients

An open forum for attendees to interact with leaders of the Army Special Operations community

Workshops and Special Forces Association business meetings

The Special Forces Association International Conference is the largest special operations conference and professional development forum in North America.


The 2016 Conference was hosted by the SFA Northeast Florida Chapter 88 in Jacksonville, June 12-19, where over 1,200 members of the Special Forces community will participated in the week-long event, and enjoyed the best the city has to offer.


The Hyatt Regency Riverfront hotel was the Conference headquarters.

Welcome to Jacksonville


Northeast Florida Chapter 88 was proud to bring the Special Forces Association’s 2016 International Conference to Jacksonville. We are proud of our city, and were happy to welcome participants from around the country, and around the world, to our home.

Our city has a lot to offer, and this event will had an impact on the local economy.