Home News Galleries 2013 Photo Gallery Hostage Rescue Team Marks 30 Years of Service

Hostage Rescue Team Marks 30 Years of Service

January marked the 30th anniversary of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)—federal law enforcement’s only full-time counterterrorism unit—a highly trained group of special agents often called upon during the toughest times. Above, an HRT operator takes a position during a training exercise. Operators are expert marksmen, proficient in close-quarter fighting, and have the tactical ability to breach fortified strongholds and launch assaults with speed, precision, and—if necessary—deadly force. For more information, including part 1 in a series of stories, more photos, and video, see: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/february/the-hostage-rescue-team-30-years-of-service