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U.S. Special Operations Command:
Subordinate Commands

U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command, headquartered at Ft. Bragg, N.C., is commanded by Lt. Gen. James T. Scott, USASOC is composed of active, National Guard and Reserve Army forces consisting of Special Forces Groups, a Ranger Regiment. Psychological Operations, a Special Operations Aviation Regiment and Civil Affairs, and Special Operations signal and support units.

Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSOC)

The Naval Special Warfare Command, located at Coronado, Calif., is commanded by Rear Admiral George R. Worthington and provides the Naval Special Warfare forces to USSOCOM. These forces consist of Naval Special Warfare Group One, located at Coronado, and Naval Special Warfare Group Two, located at Little Creek, Va. These groups consist of SEAL Team, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams and Special Boat Units.

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

The Air Force Special Operations Command, located at Hurlburt Field, Fla., is commanded by Maj. Gen. Hobson and provides the Air Force forces to USSOCOM. These forces include active, Reserve and Air National Guard fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Active duty forces include various C-130 and H-53 aircraft modified for special operations form the 1st Special Operations Wing. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve provide C-130 and UH-1 aircraft for psychological operations. These forces provide fixed and rotary wing airlift, air fire support and a long-range, night low-level troop movement capability.

Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

The Joint Special Operations Command is located at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. JSOC is a joint headquarters designed to study the special operations requirements and techniques of all services to ensure standardization. The JSOC may, on occasion, participate in overseas exercises.

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U.S. Special Operations Command
Public Affairs Office
MacDill AFB, FL 33608-6001
Telephone (813) 828-4604



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