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 […]

American Way of Irregular Warfare

Review – The American Way of Irregular War

August 4, 2020 John Friberg 0

LTG (Retired) Charles Cleveland has provided an interesting look at the past 40 years of the history of U.S. special operations. He combines his personal observations – tracing his career in U.S. Army Special Forces – with an analytical approach […]

Tip of the Spear June 2020 USSOCOM

Tip of the Spear – USSOCOM, June 2020

July 17, 2020 SOF News 0

The June 2020 issue of Tip of the Spear has been published online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This issue has 40 pages of articles and photographs about the operations and missions of the various components of […]

Combat Diver Foundation

Combat Diver Foundation

March 19, 2020 SOF News 0

The Combat Diver Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to preserving the history of the Combat Diver community. Though the foundations story began with a recognition that the class plaques at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in […]


ASD SO/LIC – Reform Needed Within DoD?

March 17, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) office within the Department of Defense provides civilian advocacy and oversight over the U.S. special operations community. However, there are some in the SOF community that feel the Assistant Secretary of Defense […]

Combat Divers SOF

Special Operations News Update 20190614

June 14, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News SHOT Show. The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade event known as “SHOT Show” attracts a lot of members of the special […]

CRS Report on US Special Operations Forces October 2018

CRS Report on US SOF to Congress

November 6, 2018 SOF News 0

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has updated its U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress report. The latest pub is dated October 29, 2018, (CRS RS21048). This 13-page CRS report on US SOF covers a variety of topics […]

1st SFGA conduct MAROPS training with US submarine off coast of Hawaii during exercise RIMPAC 18. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton, USN, July 9, 2018.

Tip of the Spear – October 2018

October 30, 2018 SOF News 0

The latest issue of Tip of the Spear October 2018 – has been published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The 40-page publication has a number of interesting articles about special operations around the world. Articles can be […]