Tip of the Spear October 2022

Tip of the Spear – October 2022

November 18, 2022 SOF News 0

The October 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear has been posted online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This edition has several very interesting articles about SOF commands and units from MARSOC, AFSOC, NSW, and USASOC. Article […]

CV-22 21st SOS

Special Operations News Update – Nov 7, 2022

November 7, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: CV-22 Osprey of the 21st Special Operations Squadron. Photo by SOCPAC, Oct 2022. Do you receive our daily newsletter? If not, you can sign […]

Irregular Warfare Podcast

Podcast – Civilian Oversight of SOF

November 3, 2022 SOF News 0

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have played a critical role in US counterterrorism operations. But now, as policymakers’ focus shifts from counterterrorism (CT) to great power competition (GPC), the implications for SOF are unclear. Two panelists, Senator Joni Ernst and Owen […]

Diver Propulsion Device

Special Operations News Update – Oct 31, 2022

October 31, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Sailors operating a diver propulsion device during high-altitude dive training in California, Sept. 5, 2022. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Per. Do […]

NSW2 in Norway in IBS

Special Operations News Update – October 24, 2022

October 24, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: U.S., Norwegian, and Swedish Special Operations Forces drive a combat rubber raiding craft during SUBSOF 2022 in Norway, Aug. 14, 2022. (U.S. […]

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

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

May 17, 2022 SOF News 0

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) has been updated and provided to Congress. Contents: Command Structures and Components Additional USSOCOM Responsibilities Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Army […]

Cold Response 22

Tip of the Spear – April 2022

May 3, 2022 SOF News 0

The April 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is now available online. Featured articles include: Tanzania Joint Combine Exchange Training Purple Heart for Green Beret (Northwest Africa) Exercise Cold Response […]

LTG Braga USASOC Commander

Video – U.S. SOF Commanders Testify on Force Readiness

April 29, 2022 DVIDS 0

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services heard testimony on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from special operations commanders on efforts to sustain special operations force readiness and transform the force for future security challenges. Witnesses included: Army Lt. Gen. Jonathan […]

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. […]

Air Force SERE Specialist

Frosted Misery: A Navy SEAL in SERE School

April 27, 2021 SOF News 0

This article by Frumentarius was originally published by SANDBOXX. SERE — short for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape — training is one of the more psychologically challenging training courses the U.S. military has to offer. It is not really that physically challenging, […]

SEALs in Space

SEALs in Space

August 9, 2020 SOF News 0

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Perlman. It is no secret that Navy SEALs, the special operations force of the U.S. Navy, are constantly striving to out-perform themselves and each other, but how far can they go? In 1984, one […]