John Hurth is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier who served with 1st Special Forces Group at Ft. Lewis, WA where he participated in multiple deployments overseas to include two combat tours in support of the Global War On Terror. John also served with the Special Operations Training Detachment at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Ft. Polk, LA. His duties were to coach, teach and mentor Special Operations units undergoing training at JRTC. Prior to joining Special Forces he served as an Infantry Soldier in multiple Airborne, Light and Mechanized Infantry assignments within the continental U.S. and overseas.
After retiring John put to use his years of tracking knowledge and experience working as the program lead and head instructor for the U.S. Army’s Combat Tracker Course at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. He managed and oversaw the conduct and resourcing of the Army’s Combat Tracker Course and instructed many U.S. and Foreign military students in Combat Tracker Techniques. John also designed and supervised the implementation of the Combat Tracker Course into the U.S Army’s ASAT (AUTOMATED SYSTEMS APPROACH TO TRAINING) networking system.
John is also the author of the recently released "Combat Tracking Guide".
Some of John’s military training includes:
Some of John’s military awards include: