Special Operations Forces Group

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Special Operations Forces Group
Agrupación de Fuerzas de Operaciones Especiales
Active 2005-present
Country  Argentina
Branch Ejercito Argentino Escudo.pngArgentine Army
Type Special Forces
Role Special Reconnaissance
Light Infantry
Air Assault
Airborne Operations
Size Brigade
Part of Rapid Deployment Force
Garrison/HQ Campo de Mayo, Buenos Aires
Nickname(s) AFOE
Motto "Sapientia et Labore" (601th)
Colors red, green
Anniversaries 6th December
Engagements Falklands War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Lt.Col. Mohamed Alí Seineldín (601th Commando)

The Special Operations Forces Group (Spanish: Agrupación de Fuerzas de Operaciones Especiales, AFOE) is a special operations unit of the Argentine Army.

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Created the December 6th of 2005 as the first operational element of the Proyecto Ejército Argentino 2025.

The service is mainly composite of air assault, airborne, light infantry, reconnaissance and commando troops, and light helicopters; also artillery, engineers, air transport, and communications companies are constantly ready to assist and support the group. As of 2006 it consists of:

Special Operations Forces Group:

  • 601 Commando Company (Spanish: Compañía de Comandos 601) is a special operations unit of the Argentine Army, created the January 5 of 1982.
  • 602 Commando Company (Spanish: Compañía de Comandos 602) is a special operations unit of the Argentine Army, created May 21, 1982. They fought in the Falklands War.
  • 601 Air Assault Regiment (Spanish: Regimiento de Asalto Aéreo 601) is a special operations unit of the Argentine Army, created in January 2003. The regiment is divided in three assault companies: A, B and C. Its motto is "Sapientia et Labore".

One of the objectives of the modernization process for the Argentine Army was to manage an enabled force that could move quickly to any crisis.

According to the Argentine Army website (Translated):

'The FDR will be organized, equipped and instructed with organic means of the Army to operate to requirement, in immediate form in any zone of the country, in order to provide to the high conduction of the Force an operational, efficient and fast instrument to act in situations that they require of the immediate use of the force.'

The FDR must have a high capacity of preparation and reaction that allows him to be used in the designated place. It will be instructed in the execution of basic tactical operations and complementary, for which it is properly equipped. It could be displaced in organic means of transport of the Force Army. In addition, it will be able to execute commando operations and special forces of high complexity.

Two commando companies will depend on her in organic form, along with an aerial shock battalion, a battalion of assault helicopters, and a slight reconnaissance company.

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