United States special operations forces

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Marine Raiders gathered in front of a Japanese dugout on Cape Totkina on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1944

The United States of America has many elite Special Operations Forces & Military Occupational Specialties that are not part of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This however doesn't mean they are less elite than the others. Units such as the Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions and their Force Reconnaissance Companies answer to the Marine Corps instead of USSOCOM, but are capable of carrying out their missions.

List of SOF units[edit]

Joint Special Operations Command[edit]

Joint Special Operations Command

  • JSOC Detachment Washington, D.C.
  • Intelligence Crisis Action Center (CAC)/Targeting and Analysis Center (TAAC)/JSOC Joint Reconnaissance Task Force (JRTC)
  • JSOC Campaign Support Group (J5)
  • JSOC Strategic Program Directorate
  • JSOC Requirements Directorate
  • JSOC Directorate of Intelligence
  • JSOC Directorate of Operations
  • JSOC Special Operations Logistics Support Element (SOLSE) - JSOC/SOLSE
  • US Army Skills Evaluation Detachment (USASED)
  • 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta AKA "Delta" / "Combat Applications Group"/ Combined Arms Group ("CAG") / Army Compartmented Element "ACE"
  • Intelligence Support Activity ("ISA")/Mission Support Activity/ US Army Office of Military Support (USAOMS)
  • US Army Flight Concepts Division (FCD)
  • Ranger Reconnaissance Company (RRC)
  • United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group AKA "DEVGRU" or "SEAL Team Six"
    • DEVGRU Detachment MacDill
  • 24th Special Tactics Squadron
  • 66 Air Operations Squadron (66 AOS)
    • Det 1, 66 AOS
  • 427th Special Operations Squadron (427th SOS) "Wolfpack"
  • Aviation Tactics Evaluation Group (AVTEG)
  • Joint Communications Unit (JCU)
    • Special Operations Radio Operators Course (SORAC)
    • Quick Reaction Team
    • JCU Expeditionary Communications Sqdn
    • C Troop
    • G Troop
  • Joint Communications Integration Element (JCIE)
  • Joint Intelligence Brigade (JIB)
    • Joint Exploitation Squadron
  • Joint Medical Augmentation Unit (JMAU)
  • Technical Applications Program Office (TAPO)
  • Ground Applications Program Office (GAPO)

United States Army[edit]

Army Rangers during a training course, 2011

United States Navy[edit]

Navy SEALs desert training exercise, 2004
  • Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)[1]
    • Naval Special Warfare Command Detachment Annapolis
    • Naval Special Warfare Group 1: SEAL Teams 1, 3, 5, 7[1]
    • Naval Special Warfare Group 2: SEAL Teams 2, 4, 8, 10[1]
    • Naval Special Warfare Group 3: SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1[1]
    • Naval Special Warfare Group 4: Special Boat Teams 12, 20, 22[1]
      • Special Boat Team 20 Caribbean Detachment
    • Naval Special Warfare Group 10[1]
    • Naval Special Warfare Group 11: SEAL Teams 17, 18 (Reserves)[1]
    • Naval Special Warfare Center[1]
    • United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU/SEAL Team Six)[1]
      • NSWDG Detachment MacDill
      • Naval Special Warfare Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
      • EOD Squadron
      • Mobility Squadron
      • Technical Support Squadron
        • Technical Division
        • Concealment Branch
        • Engineering Support Branch
        • Information Operations Branch
        • Intel Division
        • Counter Intel Branch
      • Communications Directorate
      • Intelligence Directorate
        • Analysis Division
          • Special Analysis Branch
      • Supply and Disbursing Directorate
      • Administrative Directorate
      • Logistics and Facilities Directorate
      • Medical Directorate
      • Combat Systems Directorate
        • Ordnance Division
        • Weapons
        • Combat Life Support Systems Division
        • Ops Division
        • Range Division
      • SEAL Training and Enhanced Performance Directorate
      • Resource Management Directorate
      • Combat Development Directorate

United States Air Force[edit]

United States Marine Corps[edit]

United States Coast Guard[edit]

Intelligence Community[edit]

SOF career fields[edit]

United States Army[edit]

United States Marine Corps[edit]

United States Navy[edit]

United States Air Force[edit]

Officers
Enlisted

U.S. Special Operations centers, schools, and courses[edit]

Commands[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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