Attending SOF Week 2023 here in Tampa, Florida has been very beneficial. It was an opportunity to see hundreds of displays of equipment and services that are available to the special operations community. The many presentations and panel discussions were extremely informative about the future of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the role the command will have as the United States transitions from a CT/COIN focus to one of strategic competition.
The week featured presentations by many of the leading members of the SOF community; from those wearing a uniform, retired military members, academia, and government. All were extremely informative. An added benefit for the Editor of SOF News was running into numerous old acquaintances and colleagues from years past!
Today, Thursday, is the last day of SOF Week 2023. Over the next several weeks I will be doing a series of articles on the various presentations, discussions, and displays that I had to opportunity to listen to or view.