AFP Joint Special Operations Group

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Joint Special Operations Group
AFP Joint Special Operations Group.jpg
Emblem of the AFP Joint Special Operations Group
Active 7 August 2003 - Present
Country Philippines Philippines
Branch Joint Branch
Type Special Forces
Role Airborne operations, Direct Action, Reconnaissance, Unconventional Warfare, Target Interdiction,
Part of Under the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Garrison/HQ JSOG Cpd, Camp Gen Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Nickname(s) JSOG,SOG,SPECOPSGROUP
Motto(s) "To Fight as One"
Anniversaries 7 August
Engagements

Zamboanga City crisis Operation Tsunami 1 Operation Tsunami 2 Operation Haribon 1 Operation Haribon 2

Operation Haribon 3
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
Battle honours Presidential Unit Streamer Award
Commanders
Current
commander
COL CORLETO S VINLUAN JR INF (GSC) PA
Notable
commanders

BGen Jose B. Vizcarra AFP MGen Eduardo D. Del Rosario AFP BGen Ramon Mateo Dizon AFP

MGen Danilo G. Pamonag AFP
Insignia
Unit Patch JSOG Command Emblem
Aircraft flown
Reconnaissance Scan Eagle 1, Raven

The Joint Special Operations Group,[1] known officially as JSOG or AFP-JSOG, is one the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Wide Support Units tasked in conducting Counter-terrorism, Unconventional-Guerrilla, Asymmetrical, and highly specialized operations that no other regular AFP Unit can handle.

Line Units[edit]

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Company
  • Group Service Company
  • Joint Special Operations Unit 1
  • Joint Special Operations Unit 2
  • Joint Special Operations Unit 3
  • Joint Readiness Training Department
  • Technical Aerial Reconnaissance Unit

OPCON Units

  • Light Reaction Regiment "Tiradores de la Muerte"
    • Light Reaction Company 1 "Eximus Peratus"
    • Light Reaction Company 2 "Nasiglat"
    • Light Reaction Company 3 "Way Kurat"
    • Light Reaction Company 4 "Perdigones"
    • Light Reaction Company 5 "Mandaragit"
    • Light Reaction Company 6 "Dares Against Odds"
  • Naval Special Operations Group 8, PN
  • 710th Special Operations Wing, PAF "Trained Hard, Fight to Win"
  • Special Operations Tactical Airlift Flight
  • Special Operations Tactical Helicopter Flight
  • 13th EOD Company
  • K-9 Platoon

Lineage of Commanding Officers[edit]

  • COL JOSE B. VIZCARRA INF (GSC) PA
  • COL EDUARDO D. DEL ROSARIO INF (GSC) PA
  • COL RAMON MATEO U. DIZON INF (GSC) PA
  • COL DANILO G. PAMONAG INF (GSC) PA
  • COL TEODORO A LLAMAS INF (GSC) PA
  • COL CORLETO S VINLUAN JR INF (GSC) PA

Operations[edit]

  • Hostage Rescue Operations
  • Direct Actions(Hasty & Deliberate Attack, Ambush, Target Interdiction)
  • Anti-guerrilla operations against the New People's Army
  • Counter-terrorist Operations against known Terrorist Groups.
  • Anti-terrorist operations against known terror groups operating in their AOR.
  • Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Operations against government destabilizers.
  • Disaster Relief, Rescue and Rehabilitation Operations.
  • September 2013: JSOG is the lead counter terrorist unit which assaulted MNLF strongholds during the Zamboanga Siege

References[edit]

Citations

1.Presidential Unit Streamer Award 2013

2.Presidential Unit Citation Badge

Bibliography
  • General Orders Nr 959, GHQ AFP dtd 13 August 2003
  • Proposed AFP-Joint Special Operations Handbook, AFP Doctrine Center, Quezon City