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 […]

General James McConville

The U.S. Army and the 2022 Budget

July 1, 2021 SOF News 0

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing about the U.S. Army’s 2022 budget. Secretary Wormuth and General McConville testified on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – defending the Biden administration’s cuts to the Army’s budget for 2022. They both said […]

Naval Special Warfare Leader Assessment

NSW and its Transformative Leader Assessment Program

July 1, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Naval Special Warfare Command. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) concluded the second and final pilot round this week for its newest initiative, the NSW Leader Assessment Program (NLAP), which focuses on transforming how it selects and promotes future leaders. […]

Afghanistan Retrograde

Afghan Conflict Update – June 2021

June 30, 2021 John Friberg 0

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, peace negotiations, US and international forces withdrawal, forming militias, Taliban offensive, governance, development, and more. Afghan News Summary During a recent press conference at Resolute […]

Exercise African Lion 2021

June 29, 2021 John Friberg 0

African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest annual exercise. This year’s event was hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal from June 7-18, 2021. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations trained together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. […]

20th Special Forces Parachute Jump

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. SOF linguist sentenced, Shadow 71 recognized, AI and SOF, Frogman swim and run, new SOF aircraft, Eddie Gallagher, Norway’s SOF departs Afghanistan, Swedish Defence University’s […]

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife AFSOC Commander

AFSOC at “Strategic Inflection Point”

June 27, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by 1st Lt. Melissa Crisotomo, AFSOC. U.S. Air Force Lt Gen Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, addressed the Global SOF Foundation’s 2021 virtual SOF Imperatives Forum to discuss the critical mission areas AFSOC will need to […]

Hungarian SOF

Black Swan 21 – SOF Exercise in Hungary

June 25, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Monique ONeill and Spc. Therese Prats, SOCEUR. U.S. Army Green Berets and U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators trained with NATO allies and partners as they reached initial operational capabilities for the NATO Response Force during Black Swan […]

NATO Maritime Sniper Course

Video – NATO Maritime Sniper Course

June 23, 2021 SOF News 0

This video depicts scenes from the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) course held in Greece in April 2021. The course is designed to improve the accuracy of snipers engaging stable or moving targets from land, air, and naval […]

USMC Diver 2nd Recon Battalion

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Afghanistan heading south, ASD SO/LIC, oversight of SOF, celebrating Father’s Day, Danish SOF, Ukrainian SOF, USAF SR Airmen, diversity in SOF, international SOF, SFABs in […]