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  Special Operations Command (SOCOM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is one of nine unified combat commands.
Special operations are those conducted against strategic and tactical targets in pursuit of national military, political, economic or psychological objectives, by personnel specially trained, equipped, and organized to do so.
Special operations forces contributed significantly to coalition warfare and the reconstruction of Kuwait's military and public infrastructure.
www.milnet.com /pentagon/socom.htm   (374 words)

 Psychological Operations
On deployments the unit generally forms task forces with a cell of soldiers from a regional battalion forming the core, while soldiers from the 3rd Psychological Operations Battalion (the PSYOP Dissemination Battalion) provide the media expertise, and soldiers from the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion provide the tactical expertise in theater.
In addition to the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), there are two Psychological Operations Groups (the 2nd and 7th PSYOP Groups) in the U. Army Reserve which are under the command of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command.
The 193rd Special Operations Wing is a Pennsylvania Air National Guard unit that supports the PSYOP Groups missions with their EC-130 Commando Solo aircraft.
www.psywarrior.com /psyop.html   (2092 words)

SOCs, established as sub-unified commands of the combatant unified commands, are the geographic CINCs’ sources of expertise in all areas of special operations, providing the CINCs with a separate element to plan and control the employment of joint SOF in military operations.
Commander SOCEUR (COMSOCEUR) functions as the director of the European Command Special Operations Directorate and is one of five commanders in the US European AOR who may be designated to establish or lead a European Joint Task Force (JTF).
Strategic psychological operations are planned psychological activities in peace and war, which normally pursue objectives to gain the support and cooperation of friendly and neutral countries and to reduce the will and the capacity of hostile or potentially hostile countries to wage war.
www.fas.org /irp/agency/dod/socom/sof-ref-2-1/SOFREF_Ch2.htm   (5322 words)

 U.S. Special Operations Command Joint Force Quarterly - Find Articles
Special Operations evolved more rapidly through the 1980s, and by 1990, operators had employed the latest technology, training, and tactics around the globe.
American and British Special Operators returned with essential experience that helped the profession advance rapidly through the 1990s; these lessons were incorporated into tactics and technology in preparation for more flexible applications of the military instrument in the dynamic post-Cold War strategic environment.
Operation Iraqi Freedom, the second major test in the War on Terror, has seen further integration of Special Operations into a joint and coalition environment.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0KNN/is_40/ai_n16346105   (730 words)

 United States Special Operations Command :: The Special Operations Command Conducts Second Critical Design Review for ...
Operators tested the weapons on the range to gauge the initial capabilities of what they had previously outlined in the requirements.
The USSOCOM plans, directs, and executes special operations in the conduct of the War on Terrorism in order to disrupt, defeat, and destroy terrorist networks that threaten the United States, its citizens and interests worldwide.
NSWC-CD is a shore command of the United States Navy under the Naval Sea Systems Command headquartered in Washington D.C. The focus of NSWC Crane is to harness the power of technology for the Warfighter.
sev.prnewswire.com /aerospace-defense/20050421/DCW07420042005-1.html   (829 words)

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A state of the art facility fusing operations and intelligence, the SOJICC integrates DOD and interagency information and databases to exploit the full potential of this information to support special operations planning and course of action development.
Building Future Special Operations Forces The Command’s main goal for the future is to identify and develop the capabilities Special Operations Forces will need to remain the decisive piece of a joint, coalition, and interagency team while maintaining the readiness required to shape and respond to the world today.
These operations will be coordinated by USSOCOM and Geographic Combatant Commanders through their Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), which will serve as the focal points for joint SOF missions conducted within their regions.
www.house.gov /hasc/testimony/109thcongress/SOCOM3-2-05.txt   (4542 words)

 Special Operations - Navy SEALs - Rangers - Delta Force - Force Recon
As the Naval component to the United States Special Operations Command headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command provides vision, leadership, doctrinal guidance, resources and oversight to ensure component maritime special operations forces are ready to meet the operational requirements of combatant commanders.
Special Forces soldiers have earned the title of "Quiet Professional." They have been involved in peacetime operations and armed conflicts around the world over the past five decades.
Special Forces candidates must be mature and self-motivated; open and humble, particularly with other races and cultures; and better conditioned physically and emotionally than the average soldier.
www.baseops.net /militarybooks/specops.html   (1614 words)

 Headquarters, United States Special Operations Command (Unclassified)
The 6th Special Operations Squadron’s mission is to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in airpower employment, sustainment and force integration.
Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines began to secure the peace in Indanan municipality with multiple Medical Civil Action Programs and construction projects in August.
Special Operations Forces personnel, so accustomed to operating in the shadows, stepped sadly into the light Sept. 13 as the Navy presented the widows of two SEALs killed in Afghanistan with the nation’s second-highest military award for valor.
www.socom.mil   (1110 words)

 United States Special Operations Command Parachute Team Main Page (U)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Parachute Team is composed of volunteers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and U.S. government civilians assigned to USSOCOM.
The United States Special Operations Command is one of nine unified commands in the U.S. military's combatant command structure.
All are proudly serving as "Quiet Professionals" of the United States Special Operations Command.
www.socom.mil /Parachute_Team/parachuteteam.htm   (451 words)

 U.S. Special Operations Command: effectively engaged today, framing the future fight Joint Force Quarterly - Find ...
Established by Congress in 1987, USSOCOM was envisioned as a unified command with service-like responsibilities to oversee all Special Operations Forces.
U.S. Special Operations Command is unique because it can act as a supporting or supported command, and it has its own budget authority and program objective memorandum.
These longstanding characteristics of Special Operators did not appear overnight, but were the result of an organization that understood the power of looking toward future needs.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0KNN/is_40/ai_n16346108   (803 words)

 CorpWatch : US: Bribe Inquiry Looks at Sale of Field Gear to Military
The investigations, unfolding on several fronts, are examining the hiring of a former Special Operations Command official by a military contractor as well as financial contributions by military contractors to a nonprofit organization that ran social events for the special forces.
Burke, a special forces procurement official since 1999, the contracts involved are valued in the millions of dollars and cover items like lightweight communications systems, ammunition, small arms and other equipment carried by Army, Navy and Air Force special forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to the Pentagon inspector general, contracting practices at the command are being investigated by the United States attorney's office in Tampa, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service, as well as the Special Operations Command.
www.corpwatch.org /article.php?id=12712   (1080 words)

 Traditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The original concept was the placement of a memorial in the traffic circle immediately to the front of the headquarters of the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The Special Operations Memorial located at MacDill AFB is the first joint/all-Service special operations memorial to be placed in the United States.
On either side of the MOH and VC recipients are the special operations personnel killed in action or killed in training since the first modern-day joint special operations mission - the Iran Hostage Rescue attempt (Operation EAGLE CLAW) in 1980.
www.somf.org /traditions.htm   (944 words)

 United States Special Operations Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each Special Operations Command is unique and capable of running their own operations, but when the different Special Operations Forces need to work together for an operation, USSOCOM becomes the joint component command of the operation, instead of a SOC of a specific branch.
The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is in charge of the different Special Operations Forces of the U.S. Air Force.
The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) is in charge of the different Special Operations Forces of the U.S. Navy, particularly the different SEAL Teams.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Special_Operations_Command   (1002 words)

 Special Operations.Com
Special Operation Forces: Roles and Missions in the Aftermath of the Cold War, edited by Richard H. Shultz, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict.
Reviews the history of special operations and the establishment of the United States Special Operations Command.
www.specialoperations.com /Literature/Bibliography/SOCOM.html   (578 words)

 The Hunt for Bin Laden
The latest phase of military operations in Afghanistan has shifted the emphasis from heavy bombing to more of a “boots on the ground” approach involving hundreds of U.S. special forces units with missions ranging from engaging Al-Qaeda fighters, to interrogating prisoners, guarding sensitive positions and, soon, possibly searching the Tora Bora caves.
Because of the importance and value attached to special operations, SOF units exist in each of the four branches of the military.
After mechanical problems developed with three out of eight helicopters to be used on the mission, local commanders called off the operation, at which point two aircraft preparing to leave the secret rendezvous point in the Iranian desert collided and eight U.S. servicemen died.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB63   (1350 words)

 Navy Special Operations.Com
The NSW Foundation is an organization that exists solely to raise funds to preserve the history and traditions of "The Teams" and to establish and maintain a variety of post-secondary scholarship programs.
The NSW Foundation was deliberately structured as a Virginia non-stock, non-profit corporation and organized under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to support a broad spectrum of activities.
While organized and operated within the Commonwealth of Virginia, the NSW Foundation is a nationally recognized organization with specific goals and objectives.
www.navyspecialoperations.com /index_a_1.html   (437 words)

 SOTIC Memorandum of Instruction
To train selected personnel in the technical skills and operational procedures necessary to deliver precision rifle fire from concealed positions to selected targets in support of special operations forces.
As a result, it is recommended that off-post parent units provide a rental car for their students attending the course.
The company operations center may be reached at DSN xxx-xxxx/xxxx or commercial (910) xxx-xxxx/xxxx.
www.snipercountry.com /soticmoi.htm   (960 words)

 United States Special Operations Command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) operates out of building 501 at the sunny and beautiful MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
USSOCOM specializes in counter-paramilitary, counter-narcotics, guerilla, psychological warfare, civil education, and insurgency operations.
USSOCOM was created in 1987 to serve as a unified command for the purposes of consolidating command and control of nearly 50,000 "special forces" troops.
cryptome.sabotage.org /ussocom.htm   (158 words)

 United States Army Special Operations Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC or ARSOC) is the command charged with overseeing the various Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the United States Army.
The command is part of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM); a larger command overseeing all the different SOF Commands of each branch of the U.S. military.
The Current Head of the United States Army Special Operations Command is Lieutenant General Robert W. Wagner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._Army_Special_Operations_Command   (161 words)

SOSCOM is a Major Subordinate Command (MSC) of the United States Army Special Operations Command.
SOSCOM is comprised of a headquarters staff, six forward deployed Special Operations Theater Support Elements (SOTSEs), the 528th Support Battalion, the 112th Signal Battalion, and the USASOC Material Management Center (MMC).
The HHC consists of the battalion headquarters, and four special operations communications elements that are forward deployed in Panama, Germany, Korea, and Hawaii.
www.globalspecialoperations.com /soscom.html   (1353 words)

 Special Operations Warrior Foundation: History
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) began in 1980 as the Col.
Following creation of the United States Special Operations Command, and as casualties mounted from actions such as Operations "Urgent Fury" (Grenada), "Just Cause" (Panama), "Desert Storm" (Kuwait and Iraq), and "Restore Hope" (Somalia), the Bull Simons Fund gradually expanded its outreach program to encompass all Special Operations Forces.
The forces covered by the Foundation are stationed in units throughout the United States and overseas bases.
www.specialops.org /history.asp   (330 words)

 Special Forces Search Engine : Special Operations - Powered By The FOGs at The Swamp Team House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command...
Rate It Special Operators who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor including date, location, and a description of action.
Rate It Special operations forces intelligence and electronic warfare operations with references and glossary; Fort Monroe, Virginia.
www.sfahq.com /Special_Operations/index.html   (662 words)

 SPECIAL OPERATIONS/Doctrine, Strategy/U.S. Special Ops Command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Discusses how the United States Army Special Forces should be used in the Middle East until the year 2000.
Sullivan, Brian R. Special Operations and LIC in the 21st Century: The Joint Strategic Perspective.
Discusses the growing importance of the special operations role in general with particular focus on the AF Special Operations Command.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/special/sofdoc.htm   (1767 words)

Lightweight, Disposable Air Cargo Delivery System (LDACDS) to provide Special Operations Forces (SOF) with long-range airdrop resupply and sustainment during operations across the spectrum of SOF operations.
This capability to resupply mobile and stationary units operating behind enemy lines with POL, ammunition, weapons/commo, water/food without having to land and or slow down in the air, therefore greatly reducing air-drop signature and greatly improving survivability.
Contact must be maintained despite ship movement and periodic blockage of the line of sight (LOS) between the antenna and satellite by the ship’s superstructure.
www.acq.osd.mil /osbp/sbir/solicitations/sbir021/socom021.htm   (2777 words)

 Official Biography - Chief of Staff, US Army
Prior to his current assignment, General Schoomaker spent 31 years in a variety of command and staff assignments with both conventional and special operations forces.
Subsequently, General Schoomaker served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, followed by a tour in the Headquarters, Department of the Army staff as the Deputy Director for Operations, Readiness and Mobilization.
General Schoomaker served as the Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command from July 1994 to August 1996, followed by command of the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina through October 1997.
www.army.mil /leaders/csa/bio.htm   (447 words)

 RAND | Monograph/Reports | The United States Special Operations Command Resource Management Process: An Application of ...
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The study created a baseline taxonomy that provides a traceable audit trail from national security and military strategies through operational concept to force elements.
It also fosters operationally oriented statements to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and Congress about special operations force capabilities.
www.rand.org /pubs/monograph_reports/MR445   (335 words)

 Open Directory - Society:Military:Special Operations:United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida is the oldest, largest and most seasoned unit in AFSOC.
The 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, is the designated Air Force component for Special Operations Command Europe.
The USAF Special Operations School, 18th Test Flight Squadron and the 720th Special Tactics Group are also headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
dmoz.org /Society/Military/Special_Operations/United_States/desc.html   (558 words)

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