US special forces

The United States of America has many military and intelligence organizations popularly known as Special Operations Forces (SOF). Many but not all of the military units are components of the Department of Defense's United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). When in the Continental United States, most special operations forces answer to the administration of their assigned branch of the military.[according to whom?]

List of SOF units

Joint Special Operations Command

Joint Special Operations Command

United States Army

United States Navy

United States Air Force

United States Marine Corps

United States Coast Guard

Intelligence Community

SOF career fields

United States Army

United States Marine Corps

  • Critical Skills Operators

United States Navy

  • Navy SEALs
  • Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC)

United States Air Force

Officers
Enlisted

U.S. Special Operations centers, schools, and courses

Commands

Notes

References

External links

  • US Special Operation Forces – 2009 SOCOM Factbook
  • Special Operations Community Website
  • Learning to Fight a War

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