The Colonel McKnight has become known thanks to his appearance in the film Black Hawk Down as commander of the 3rd Ranger Battalion.
Col. Danny McKnight
This is part of the 75th Ranger Regiment, an elite special operations force in the US Army.
The regiment is composed of light infantry forces for rapid deployment with specialized skills that enable them to perform a variety of special operations missions.
They are trained airborne forces prepared for infiltration by air, land or sea, and recovery of personnel and special equipment. Each battalion can be deployed anywhere in the world within 18 hours.