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Mental Health Challenges for SOF Veterans

April 7, 2024 Guest 0

By Shannon Campbell. What makes special operations unique cannot be fully described by words. This is due to the difficulty of depicting the actions of special operators involved in secret operations while experiencing insurmountable risks unfathomable to the civilian population. […]

U.S. House Committee on Armed Services

SOF Leaders Testify Before Congress (March 2024)

March 21, 2024 John Friberg 0

Leaders of the U.S. special operations community testified in Washington, D.C. before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in open and classified sessions. Chris Maier, (SOF News, 24 Apr 2021) the […]

CSM Frank Shorter

Special Ops Builds on Strengths as it Charts Future

March 18, 2024 DVIDS 0

Story by Jim Garamone, DOD News. The strengths of the U.S. special operations community have always been agility, adaptability and innovation its service members demonstrated as they approached a mission. Special ops leaders are working to continue this process as […]

CQB. Staff Sergeant Ridge Shan, U.S. Air Force

GAO Report – SOF and Civilian Oversight

March 5, 2024 SOF News 0

The Government Accountability Office has examined the extent to which the Secretariat for Special Operations has hired the staff needed to oversee USSOCOM, its implementation of reforms, and the challenges it faces in obtaining administrative support services. It published its […]

DoD News Release

SOF General Officer Nominations

September 7, 2023 SOF News 0

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the following nominations: Air Force Lt. Gen. James C. Slife for appointment to the grade of general, with assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, […]

USSOCOM 2023 Fact Book

USSOCOM Fact Book 2023

January 26, 2023 SOF News 0

The USSOCOM 2023 Fact Book is published annually by the United States Special Operations Command. It has a wealth of information about the elite units of the four services, JSOC, theater special operations commands around the world, and the various […]

Trojan Footprint 22

SOCEUR Kicks Off Trojan Footprint 22

May 5, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Kirsti Brooksby. Trojan Footprint (TFP) 22 is set to begin May 2 and conclude May 13, with U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) proactively working and training together with NATO allies and European partners across Southeastern Europe, the Baltics […]

Rear Adm. Milton Sands

New Commander for Special Operations Command Africa

July 2, 2021 SOF News 0

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Milton Sands assumed command of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) on July 1, 2021 at Kelley Barracks near Stuttgart, Germany. SOCAFRICA is the operational command responsible for joint special operations on the continent of Africa. The […]

SOCSOUTH Communications Equipment Check

SOCSOUTH Maintains Readiness to Respond to Crises

June 3, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. 1st Class Victor Aguirre, SOCSOUTH. Hurricanes, large-scale migration, counter-narcotics trafficking, and the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have made 2020 a challenging year worldwide. Although travel around the world has slowed to a crawl, crises have not, […]

MARSOC Critical Skills Operator

SOFIC 2021 Report

May 25, 2021 SOF News 0

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference was held in Tampa, Florida last week, May 17-21, 2021. The event was originally scheduled for the Tampa Convention Center. This was the second year in a row that the annual conference was held […]

SOCSOUTH Space Force Guardian

SOCSOUTH has a Space Force Guardian

February 25, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Victor Aguirre, SOCSOUTH, Feb 16, 2021. A young mother turned on the television to entertain her son with the United States Space Shuttle launch twenty years ago. The space launch created a great impression on the child that […]

JSOU Special Operations Research Topics 2021

JSOU Research Topics for 2021

July 21, 2020 SOF News 0

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) has published an updated listing of research topics for academic year 2021. This listing is tailored to address the special operations priorities that will guide research projects for the special operations community. The topics […]