Mexican Special Forces
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Army Special Forces
The Army has a Special Forces Corps unified command consisting of three Special Forces Brigades, a High Command GAFE (Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales) group, a GAFE group assigned to the Airborne Brigade and several Amphibious Special Forces Groups.
The Special Forces Brigades are formed by nine SF battalions. The First Brigade has the 1st, 2nd and 3rd SF Battalions, the Second Brigade has the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions, and the Third Brigade has the 4th and 9th Battalions and a Rapid Intervention Force group.
The Amphibious Special Forces Groups are trained in amphibious warfare. They give the army special capabilities on coastlines.
The Navy has a special operations force called Fuerzas Especiales, better known as FES. Their specialties are unconventional warfare, assault, counter-terrorism, and special reconnaissance operations.
There is also another special forces unit called Batallones de Comandos Anfibios. These units carry out special tasks for the Amphibious Reaction Forces (Marines). They are known to train with their American counterparts: the Navy SEALs, at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, California.
- Fuerzas Especiales
- Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales
- Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales del Alto Mando
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