Special Operations Forces

MARSOC Marine Posthumously Awarded Navy Cross

Major Gen. Mark A. Clark gives posthumous award.

Marine Corps News | Jul 01, 2014

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina -- Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Gifford was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during a ceremony at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, June 17.  General John M. Paxton, Jr., the assistant commandant of... more

Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

JSOC servicemember


The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is a subunified command of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).  It is charged to study special operations requirements and techniques, ensure interoperability and equipment standardization, plan and conduct special operations exercises and training, and develop joint special operations tactics... more

MARSOC Raises Funds for 2014 NMCRS Fund Drive

Gunnery Sergeant Nastasi presentation.

Military.com | Apr 08, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – For 110 years , the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) provides active duty and retired Marines and sailors, as well as their families, with emergency financial assistance.  Last year, MARSOC collected over $7,000 toward donations and the NMCRS distributed $53,729 to the Marines and sailors of MARS... more

USDA, Special Operations Support Military Families

Military family, servicemember holding child.

Department Of Defense  | Mar 11, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and Navy Adm. William H. McRaven have signed a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Special Operations Command to increase support services for military families. The MOU allows the USDA-supported Cooperative Extension System and Land Gr... more

Special Ops Ready for Post-2014 Afghanistan

Tora Ray village in Afghanistan.

American Forces Press Service | Mar 05, 2014

WASHINGTON – Special operations forces will be prepared for any decision made on the post-2014 U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command told Congress today. Speaking to the House Armed Services Committee, Navy Adm. William H. McRaven cited "great strides" in dealing with current conflicts, preparin... more

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