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 […]

Greek SOF in Exercise Orion 22

SOF News Update – May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Members of Greek Special Forces (SOF) prepare for Exercise Orion 22 as they jump from the ramp of a Greek Air Force C-130 aircraft […]

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 […]

Arctic Edge 22 HALO

Special Operations News Update – April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. USSOCOM cdr interview, JSOF profession, strategic competition and SOF, and more. Image: Sailors perform a high-altitude low-opening jump during Arctic Edge, a biennial homeland defense […]

NAVSCIATTS Patrol Boat Lght. Photo by Angela Fry, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, October 30, 2018.

Special Operations News Update – April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: NAVSCIATTS Patrol Boat Light. Photo by Angela Fry, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, October 30, 2018. Ukrainians Graduate from NSCITTS Training. […]

SOF Vision and Strategy 2022

U.S. SOF Vision and Strategy

April 12, 2022 John Friberg 0

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) have released its Special Operations Forces Vision & Strategy document (April 11, 2022). Vision Statement. The document leads off with […]

AC-130 Stinger II Gunship

16 SOS Conducts Spirit 03 Memorial Flight

February 15, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Senior Airman Christopher Storer. The 16th Special Operations Squadron conducted a memorial flight over Cannon Air Force Base to honor the crew of Spirit 03, Jan. 31, 2022. “Where there is Spirit, there is freedom” is seen on […]

Tip of the Spear April 2021

Tip of the Spear – April 2021

May 14, 2021 SOF News 0

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has published the April 2021 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40-page PDF is available online. The issue has news from the theater special operations commands located around the world as well […]

Chris Maier ASD SO/LIC

Chris Maier Nominated for ASD SO/LIC

April 24, 2021 SOF News 0

In a press release published on Friday, April 23, 2021 the White House announced that it was nominating Christopher Maier, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, for the position of ASD SO/LIC. […]

Emerald Warrior 21.1: Foreign Internal Defense with Exercise Partners

AFSOC’s Next-Gen Emerald Warrior

March 11, 2021 SOF News 0

By Brandon Esau, AFSOC, Mar 4, 2021. Each year, Air Force Special Operations Command takes on the all-important role as host for U.S. Special Operations Command’s exercise Emerald Warrior, a joint exercise which brings together U.S. special operations and conventional […]

Video - The Birth of MARSOC GSOF Feb 2021

Video – The Birth of MARSOC

March 4, 2021 SOF News 0

Watch a video that provides an interesting conversation and discussion about the birth of MARSOC in 2006. The United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is a component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) that comprises the […]