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  • Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)

    US Army Rangers

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is the largest of the service components that make up U.S. Special Operations Command and provides about 70 percent of the special operations personnel in Central Command's theatre. On any given day, dozens of USASOC elements are deployed around the world. Made up of 26,000 personnel, USASOC combines a vast range of warfighting skills, from raiding and airfield seizures, to human-terrain mapping and cu... more

  • Army Special Operations Aviation Command (ARSOAC)

    MH-47 Chinook

    Over the past decade, U.S. Army Special Operations Command aviation experts have recognized a need to separate the combat role of Army Special Operations Aviation from resourcing responsibilities. The Army and Special Operations Command have thus received approval to create a one-star Army Special Operations Forces aviation force structure, Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Provisional), or ARSOAC. ARSOAC will be a subordinate command ... more

  • Profile: Special Operations Training Battalion

    Spec. Pilego endures water survival training.

    Mission SOATB conducts basic Army Special Operations Aviation individual training and provides education in order to produce crew members and support personnel with basic and advanced qualifications for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).  Soldiers and instructors from the Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion welcome conventional unit to the Allison Aquatics Training Facility (AATF) at Fort Campbell, Ky., to ... more

  • Army Officer Taking Over Special Ops in the Pacific

    Outgoing 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Operations Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton, addresses the division during a "Flying V" ceremony June 16, 2015 on Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Tramel S Garrett)

    Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton, assistant chief of staff at U.S. Army Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter, has been selected as commander of Special Operations Command Pacific. He replaces Navy Rear Adm. Colin Kilrain, who has been nominated for his third star and will become commander of the NATO Special Operations headquarters in Belgium, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Fenton has also served as deputy commanding general of operations for th... more

  • Special Operations Leaders Voice Sequestration Concerns

    WASHINGTON -- Challenges caused by limited resources, fiscal uncertainty and the changing nature of threats have forced the military's special operations forces to operate creatively, the Defense Department's top special operations officials told Congress yesterday. Michael D. Lumpkin, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, and Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, ... more

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