1º Batalhão de Forcas Especiais

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1st Special Forces Battalion
1º Batalhão de Forcas Especiais
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Coat of arms of the 1st SF Battalion
Active 1983 - present
Country  Brazil
Allegiance Coat of arms of Brazil.svg Ministry of Defence
Branch Coat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army
Type Special Forces
Role Counter Terrorism
Amphibious Warfare
Special reconnaissance
Airborne & air assault operations
Size Unknown
Part of Dist-Bda-Op-Esp.png Brazilian Special Operations Brigade
Garrison/HQ Goiânia
Motto "Qualquer missão, em qualquer lugar, a qualquer hora, de qualquer maneira."
Commanders
Current Commander Marcelo Bento Pires
Insignia
Identification
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1º B F Esp

1º Batalhão de Forças Especiais (1st Special Forces Battalion) is one of two counter-terrorism (CT) units in the Brazilian Armed Forces (the other being Projeto Talon).

History[edit]

The Battalion was given its counter-terrorism mission in the mid-1980s, following expansion to create the 1st SF Battalion.

Role[edit]

The Battalion's mission is similar to that of the Green Beret units; however, because they have the CT mission, they have modified their organization to more closely follow Britain's Special Air Service and American's Delta Force. The SF Battalion falls within the Army's Special Operations Brigade and is located in Goiânia, state of Goiás.

The battalion is capable of conducting its missions independently from or in conjunction with conventional forces. Battalion troops are trained in jungle warfare at the Army's CIGS jungle warfare school and in amphibious, mountain warfare, airborne, airmobile and HAHO/HALO operations. They are also prepared for long-range reconnaissance in addition to their CT operations.

Culture[edit]

Brigade Song:

Em resposta ao clamor do dever

Abandono meu lar meu amor

O convívio sagrado da prole

Repudiando o conforto e o prazer.

A distância, a saudade e a dor,

Me transformam em lobo feroz,

Rosto negro, olhar de rapina,

Braço armado que lança o terror.

Quando a luta cerrar os seus punhos

Exigindo o sangue do audaz

Quando o medo atingir o mais forte

Misturando o pavor com a morte

Vai erguer-se um guerreiro do chão

Destemido, treinado e leal

Vai buscar a vitória final

E lutar pelo seu batalhão

O silêncio das noites escuras

Nos garanten sigilo total,

O sabre rubro revela a bravura

Inerente ao guerreiro especial,

As batalhas de Dias Cardoso

Líder nato, imortal varonil

Fazem-nos orgulhosos soldados, (Rhum! Rhum! Há!)

das Forças Especiais do Brasil

—Letra de Hélcio Bruno de Almeida e música de Benedito Ferraz de Oliveira

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