Thirty years ago, a small headquarters opened its doors for the first time. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) was originally formed out of the debacle of the failed Iranian hostage rescue mission, Operation Eagle Claw in 1980. From small beginnings in April 1987 at MacDill AFB, FL the Special Operations Command now encompasses More »
Naval Special Warfare Command
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) is comprised of approximately 8,900 total personnel, including more than 2,400 active-duty Special Warfare Operators, known as SEALs, 700 Special Warfare Boat Operators, also known as Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), 700 reserve personnel, 4,100 support personnel and more than 1,100 civilians.
Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC or “WARCOM”) is a component command of the United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). WARCOM is headquarterd in San Diego, Calif. and leads the Navy’s special operations force and the maritime component of SOCOM.
Thirty years ago today on March 31, 1987, Special Forces SSG Greg Fronius was killed in action in El Paraiso, El Salvador when guerrilla forces from the FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) attacked the Salvadoran base during an early morning attack. Fronius was 27 at the time of his death and left behind a More »
Thomas Rosehaley is a busy man these days. When he’s not flying across the globe working as a personal security professional, he’s back at home keeping on top of his medical training, which is his bailiwick. He had just arrived back in the states but was not getting much free time. “I’m diving tomorrow in More »
Thousands of government, defense, and industry professionals within the Special Operations community are expected to attend the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida. The conference which will take place from May 15-18 at the Tampa Convention Center, will showcase the latest technology and provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration among academia, government, industry leaders More »
US Special Operations troops from many different units are in Korea for a large military exercise to bolster the defenses of South Korea. The Yonhap Korean News agency claims that during the exercise, the Special Operations forces will practice “to decapitate” the North Korean’s military leadership. According to various reports, US Army Special Forces, and More »
Special Operations Wounded Warriors, a non-profit organization dedicated to taking care of our combat injured operators, recently put together a four-day hog hunt for veterans in North Carolina. Eleven combat wounded veterans were treated to an all-expenses long weekend of camaraderie and hunting as SOWW picked up the tab for the entire event. Including the More »
Monday is Fun-day! Special Operations Selection is not easy and demands a lot of upper body strength and stamina. Let’s get the week off to a good start. Training: More Preparation for the UBRR: Warm Up – 3 x 25 meter shuttle run 100 x pushups (no time limit but go as fast as you More »
Despite conflicting reports, the Special Operations mission in Yemen right after President Trump took office has been a source of large amounts of intelligence. According to recent reports, the computers, cell phones, and devices that were taken in the raid by the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 have provided an inside glimpse of training tactics, new More »
Television reporter Alex Quade has covered US Special Operations forces numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan and she earned the trust and respect of the troops who are normally distrustful of reporters and the media in general. Now she is telling their story with a documentary “Danger Close” that will premiere on Thursday night in More »
Tampa Bay was recently the host of many of the world’s Special Operations commanders as they visited the headquarters of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM). They were there to share ideas and coordination, as they want to emulate the success the US has had in the Special Operations field. The Global Special Operations Symposium More »