CRS Report – U.S. Special Operations Forces (May 2022)

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) has been updated and provided to Congress.


  • Command Structures and Components
    • Additional USSOCOM Responsibilities
    • Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs)
  • Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
  • Army Special Operations Command
  • Air Force Special Operations Command
  • U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC)
  • FY2022 USSOCOM Budget Request
  • Potential Issues for Congress
  • Implications of the Ukraine Conflict for U.S. SOF

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, CRS RS21048, May 11, 2022, PDF, 11 pages.


Photo: A Green Beret from 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) perform initial training prior to conducting an ice dive on Fort Carson, Colorado, 18th February, 2021. The training is part of a wide range of training conducted by the Green Berets on Fort Carson to help maintain their proficiency in Arctic warfare. (U.S. Army photo by SSG Eliverto V Larios)

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