General Bryan Fenton, commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) was a leading figure at the SOF Week event held in Tampa, Florida this past week, May 8-11, 2023. He spoke during several of the presentations over the past few days. During these sessions he shared his vision for the USSOCOM enterprise and the future of special operations.
On Thursday, the last day of SOF Week, an opinion article by General Fenton was published by Defense One providing his thoughts on the history of special operations, how it has changed over the past several decades, the importance of international partnerships, and how SOF will meet the challenges of strategic competion today and in the future.
“How Special Operations Forces Must Meet the Challenges of a New Era”, Defense One, May 11, 2023.