Missions included deep reconnissance, direct action, downed pilot retrieval, enemy cadre capture and assasination, and any other mission assigned by higher authority.
Members carried a card, called a 'get out of jail free card', stating that the bearer was acting under direct orders of the President and all personnel, regardless of rank, were to give the bearer their full cooperation.
During the later stages of the conflict, the name was changed to Studies and Observation Group in order to mask the unit's true nature from inquiring reporters.
The unit was the most highly decorated unit in the war, as well as one with the highest casualty rate, due to the highly dangerous and sensitive nature of the missions.
Meaning: Snake Or Get Snaked.
*Cutting infront of people in a huge line-up for the Ski Lift*
Buddy: "Man, good thing we snaked infront of those people."
Me: "You know it bro, Snake or Get SNAKED."
Buddy: Damn, those were some mighty fine honey dips we found in the village last night.
Me: Yessir, it was either our pick up or the other guys, Snake or Get Snaked.