|Battalion and Group Support Elements
SPECIAL FORCES BATTALION
The Battalion Support Company.
The battalion support company provides intelligence support,
combat service support, and signal support to the forward
operational base and deployed Special Forces teams.
The support company commander
commands all personnel and elements assigned or attached to the
company. When an FOB is established by the battalion, the
support company commander serves as SPTCEN Director.
The Military Intelligence (MI)
Detachment. The MI detachment organization and mission are
similar to the Group MI detachment with five exceptions:
- a. The battalion MI detachment
has a more limited capability than the group and may depend
on mission requirements or group technical assistance.
- b. The battalion MI detachment
has three organic support operations teams A (SOTs A). These
teams deploy with Special Forces Operational Detachments
"Alpha" (SFODs A) to provide signals intelligence
(SIGINT) and electronic warfare support.
c. When authorized, the counterintelligence team (CI)
conducts active CI operations.
d. The MI detachment contains no organic interrogation
e. The MI detachment commander works for the battalion
commander under supervision of the battalion intelligence
The Battalion Service Detachment.
The battalion service detachment
a. Unit-level supply.
b. Services element in a specified operational area.
c. Maintenance services for the battalion.
The Battalion Signal Detachment.
The battalion signal detachment provides the communication means
between the Special Forces Operating Base (SFOB), Forward
Operating Base (FOB), and deployed SFOD. If no FOB is
established, the deployed SFOD A can communicate directly to the
SPECIAL FORCES GROUP SUPPORT
The Group Support Company. The
group support company provides intelligence support, combat
service support, and signal support to the SFOB and its deployed
Special Forces teams.
- The Support Company. The
support company commander commands all personnel and
elements assigned or attached to the company. His company
provides routine administrative and logistic support to the
support center (SPTCEN) and signal center (SIGCEN).
- The Military Intelligence
Detachment. The military intelligence detachment provides
all-source intelligence collection management, analysis,
production, and dissemination in support of group-level
situation and target development.
- The Service Detachment. The
service detachment performs unit-level supply, services, and
maintenance functions for the group HHC, support company,
and their attached elements.
- The Signal Detachment. The
signal detachment installs, operates, and maintains secure
SFOB radio communications with the forward operating bases
and deployed Special Forces teams. It also installs,
operates, and maintains continuous internal SFOB
- The Medical Section. Then
medical section provides health service support to the SFOB.
- The Personnel Section. The
personnel section collocates with the supporting military
personnel office and performs personnel management functions
for the group.
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