U.S. Special Operations Command

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Emblem of the United States Special Operations Command.

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is charged with overseeing the various Special Operations Commands (SOC) of each branch of the U.S. military. The command is part of the U.S. Department of Defense. When Special Operations Forces (SOF) of different branches are used for the same operation, USSOCOM acts as the Joint Command Center (JCC) of all the forces used in the operation. USSOCOM is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

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Commands (incomplete)

Each SOC is unique and capable of running their own operations, but when the different SOF need to work together for an operation, USSOCOM becomes the JCC of the operation, instead of a SOC of a specific branch. The United States Coast Guard does not have a substantial contribution to USSOCOM.


Air Force

The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (USAFSOC) is in charge of the different SOF of the U.S. Air Force. The command currently oversees:

Active-duty

Reserves & National Guard:

Army

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) is in charge of the different SOF of the U.S. Army. The command currently oversees:

Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command

The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) is the headquarters for Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations units. The command currently oversees:

Navy

The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) is in charge of the different SOF of the U.S. Navy, particularly the different SEAL Teams. The command currently oversees:

Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps has assigned an 86-man unit known as Marine Corps Detachment One, U.S. Special Operations Command (Del Mar, CA),often abbreviated DET1, to USSOCOM. DET1 operates in conjunction with Naval Special Group One.


External links

Official sites

Former SOF soldier websites

References

  1. USDOD. US DOD Dictionary of Military Terms (http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/). United States of America: US Department of Defense. June 5, 2003.
  2. USDOD. US DOD Dictionary of Military Terms: Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations (http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/). United States of America: US Department of Defense. June 5, 2003.ja:アメリカ軍特殊作戦司令部

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