TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command and Global Special Operations Foundation (GSOF) will co-host Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week in Tampa, FL, 8-11 May, 2023.
SOF Week combines a defense industry conference with a national convention for Special Operations Forces at a large downtown campus around the Tampa Convention Center, the Marriott Water Street and the Westin Tampa Waterside.
“SOF Week presents an opportunity for the SOF community from around the world to come to Tampa to discuss matters crucial to the special operations profession. GSOF has attracted more than 600 exhibitors this year, making SOF Week an outstanding chance to collaborate with and educate industry on SOF’s requirements to support the National Defense Strategy.”SOCOM Acquistion Executive jim Smith.
At SOF Week, SOF community members and stakeholders will hear the USSOCOM Commander, GEN Bryan Fenton, discuss his priorities of People, Win and Transform. Attendees will also hear from Smith and, many more defense leaders on USSOCOM’s acquisition priorities and requirements.
Discussions will also cover emergent technologies, critical capabilities, military transition from active duty, warfighter health and wellness issues, and strategies for the current and future fight.
GSOF’s industry exhibition will cover multiple floors and is organized by Program Executive Office (PEO) areas of focus (C4 & Special Reconnaissance, Digital Applications, Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Maritime, SOF Warrior and Services & Support Activity) to facilitate the interaction between SOF and Industry.
Registration is now open for both participants and media and is required for everyone who wishes to attend SOF Week. Those assigned to or employed by the USSOCOM enterprise and its subordinate commands will be sent instructions from their Chain of Command on how, where, and when to register. All others can find more information on SOF Week and registration instructions by visiting