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UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS

COMMAND MISSION



USSOCOM plans, directs, and

executes special operations in the

conduct of the War on Terrorism in

order to disrupt, defeat, and destroy

terrorist networks that threaten the

UNITED STATES, its citizens and interests

worldwide. USSOCOM organizes,

trains, and equips special operations

forces provided to Geographic

Combatant Commanders, American

Ambassadors and their country teams.

UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND MISSION

USSOCOM plans, directs, and executes special operations in the conduct of the War on Terrorism in order to disrupt, defeat, and destroy terrorist networks that threaten the United States, its citizens and interests worldwide. USSOCOM organizes, trains, and equips special operations forces provided to Geographic Combatant Commanders, American Ambassadors and their country teams.
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“SOCOM has a pretty good process that's flexible and adaptable as the priorities coming out of the national capital region change,” Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, told the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Emerging Threats and ...
As an example, the United States, with which the Philippines maintains a formal military alliance, officially activated its own U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) as a unified combatant command back in 1987. That came after a series of events, including the failed rescue of American hostages at ...

The Chairman heard from Lt. General Kenneth E. Tovo, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command; Lt. General Marshall B. Webb, ... U.S. Special Operations Command, on the current capabilities and readiness of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have unified the special operations units of its major services under one command as a result of lessons learned in the Zamboanga City attack in 2013 and the siege of Marawi in 2017, AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero was quoted by the ...
Interest in a possible collaborative effort was outlined in a 10 April announcement by Headquarters USSOCOM Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Program Executive Office – Rotary Wing (PEO-RW). According to the announcement, USSOCOM aviation maintenance leaders 'have seen recent examples of ...
Marshall B. Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command; Army Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, commanding general of Army Special Operations Command; Navy Rear Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command; and Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, ...

Scott Howell, vice commander of U.S. Special Operations Command; Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo, commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Prepared Testimony); Lt. Gen. Marshall Webb, commander of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (Prepared Testimony); Rear Adm.
Envistacom has been beefing up its team in Djibouti, which works in anti-IED support. Its experts assist the US Special Forces, whose missions stretch from Somalia to Yemen. The company, which specialised in satellite communications when it launched in 2011, has been responsible for Near Real Time ...
"For example, USSOCOM did not identify that the U.S. Army Special Operations Command had 17,571 handheld radios according to its property records but was allocated only 13,351 in the capability documents, for an excess of 4,220 radios," the DoD IG report states. "USSOCOM did not identify excess ...
“For example, USSOCOM did not identify that the U.S. Army Special Operations Command had 17,571 handheld radios according to its property records but was allocated only 13,351 in the capability documents, for an excess of 4,220 radios,” the DoD IG report states. “USSOCOM did not identify excess ...
... near his patrol. The incident is under investigation. Dunbar was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, North Carolina. contact Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at matthew.bockholt@socom.mil or 910-432-3383.
Sofwerx brings ideas from the private and academic sector to United States Special Operations Command, in a partnership between SOCOM at MacDill Air Force Base and the Doolittle Institute, a nonprofit in Fort Walton Beach. Sofwerx “takes your ideas and brings them to the war fighters on the ground,” ...
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Last Spring, USSOCOM undertook a study of 6.5 family cartridges to determine a path forward for Precision Intermediate Caliber Ammunition. ... Briefings last year indicated that SOCOM was interested in looking at an intermediate cartridge family gas gun and light machine gun.
Under a request for information first issued in late February and subsequently modified in mid-March, PEO-FW representatives revealed plans for a CAE to be conducted 24-26 April 2018 in Fort Walton Beach, FL, near the headquarters for Air Force Special Operations Command. According to the ...
US Special Operations Command plans to award a sole-source contract to Dynetics Inc. for additional GBU-69B Small Glide Munitions, IHS Janes reports. The deal, which will supposedly be signed in July, will see Dynetics provide USSOCOM with the missiles, known as SGMs, until 2022. USSOCOM will buy 700 SGMs in ...
But current and former U.S. intelligence officials tell CyberScoop that Slingshot represents a U.S. military program run out of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a component of Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The complex campaign, which researchers say was active for at least six years, ...
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) intends to award Dynetics Inc. a sole-source contract for the supply of additional GBU-69B Small Glide Munitions (SGMs) and related engineering support between calendar year (CY) 2018 and CY 2022, according to a USSOCOM ...

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a potential five-year, $778 million contract to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command with information technology enterprise operations and maintenance support services. The company said Wednesday it will provide global network operations, ...
Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC - Free Report) recently won a $778-million global information technology (IT) maintenance and operations contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The project will likely be accomplished by 2023. At the time of completion, Jacobs will be providing ...
In February 2018, representatives from the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) program office that oversees special operations vehicle development and procurement sat down with contractors to explain what they were looking for and get feedback about its proposed performance specifications for ...
Such missions require approval by senior Special Operations Command officers who would've been in Chad or at Africa Command's headquarters in Germany. The reporting failure meant those commanders lacked a complete picture of what the unit was doing, so concluded the mission was unlikely to ...
Marine Corps Special Operations Command will soon release a new operating concept — known as MARSOC 2030 — that will look at how "Raiders" will fight ... James C. “Jim” Slife, chief of staff for U.S. Special Operations Command, said SOCOM is looking to acquire new and emerging technologies.
According to the U.S. military's latest budget request for the 2019 fiscal year, which it released in February 2018, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) operates at least two of the twin engine Dash-8s as part of a fleet of aircraft known as SOCOM Tactical Airborne Multi-Sensor Platforms, or STAMP.
The United States Air Force (USAF) produced the film “Special Air Warfare Forces 1965” to depict the formation and deployment of the 1st Air Commando Group to Southeast Asia at the time. Formed to train UAF pilots on older propeller driven aircraft like the Curtiss C-46 Commando and Douglas C-47 ...
Coordinating the counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is now in the hands of U.S. Special Operations Command, but it shouldn't be on ... Since 2005, the counter proliferation mission was owned by U.S. Strategic Command, but the mission began moving over to SOCOM's purview in 2016, ...
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has issued a request for information (RFI) for the procurement of a powered stand-off precision-guided munition (SOPGM) for employment aboard gunship variants of the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules and Cessna Grand Caravan, as well as for other ...
The U.S. Army has awarded Mayvin Consulting Group a potential five-year, $47.5 million contract to provide scientific, engineering and technical assistance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. Mayvin will support USSOCOM's manager for special programs through the company's program, ...
In President Donald Trump's first year in office, SOCOM forces deployed to 149 countries, an increase from the previous year that saw deployments to 138 countries. ... Special Operations Command officials tell Congress they need a larger budget to boost forces and support SOCOM in their global mission.
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is set to take delivery of the first shipset of lithium-ion fault tolerant (LiFT) batteries for use on-board its new dry combat submersible (DCS). The DCS is a long endurance underwater delivery vehicle weighing more than 30t, which can be launched from ...
President Donald Trump's proposed military budget includes a nearly 11 percent spending increase for U.S. Special Operations Command headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base. The measure, if approved by Congress, would bump up the command's budget by 10.9 percent, from a total of $12.3 billion ...
U.S. Special Operations Command has unveiled plans to modernize its IT infrastructure in an effort to generate visual databases. In a new request for information, USSOCOM is asking for industry insights to accelerate the processing, exploitation and dissemination of geospecific three-dimensional visual, ...
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) intends to issue a sole-source contract to Raytheon for the procurement of the AGM-176 Griffin powered stand-off precision-guided munition (SOPGM) for employment aboard fixed-wing aircraft. The pre-solicitation posted by the command on 9 March ...
Just as the Trump administration has pledged to pump billions more into the defense budget, the Special Operations Command will also add about 1,700 personnel to its perpetually growing 71,200 force size. That money will boost the command's budget to a record $13.6 billion ($9.1 billion in base funding ...
The Department of Defense recently transferred the Counter WMD mission lead from U.S. Strategic Command to U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), signaling a shift in strategy that places greater emphasis on identifying and preventing threats before they metastasize into crises. In addition, the ...
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has issued a request for information (RFI) for the procurement of a powered stand-off precision-guided munition (SOPGM) for employment aboard gunship variants of the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules and Cessna Grand Caravan, as well as for other ...
The U.S. Army has awarded Mayvin Consulting Group a potential five-year, $47.5 million contract to provide scientific, engineering and technical assistance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. Mayvin will support USSOCOM's manager for special programs through the company's program, ...
The U.S. Army has awarded Mayvin Consulting Group a potential five-year, $47.5 million contract to provide scientific, engineering and technical assistance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. Mayvin will support USSOCOM's manager for special programs through the company's program, ...
Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, told the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on emerging threats last week that ... Special Operations Command officials tell Congress they need a larger budget to boost forces and support SOCOM in their global mission.
TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 20, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit has provided its Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant battery technology to power the Dry Combat Submersible platform that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is building for the U.S. Special Operations Command, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is set to take delivery of the first shipset of lithium-ion fault tolerant (LiFT) batteries for use on-board its new dry combat submersible (DCS). The DCS is a long endurance underwater delivery vehicle weighing more than 30t, which can be launched from ...
The Defense Department is struggling to define the role U.S. Special Operations Command will play under a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on "great power competition" with China and Russia, while the department continues to rely on SOCOM to execute global counterterrorism operations.
The global successes of the U.S. Special Operations Command and the services' special operations forces are due to their extraordinary people and the ... competitive advantage,” West told the House panel during a hearing on the fiscal year 2019 budget request for special operations forces and Socom.
... Tolerant batteries for a new transport vehicle of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Lockheed Martin contracted GA-EMS to supply the LiFT battery systems designed to power propulsion and internal support systems of USSOCOM's Dry Combat Submersible platform, General Atomics said Thursday.
The Defense Department is struggling to define the role U.S. Special Operations Command will play under a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on "great power competition" with China and Russia, while the department continues to rely on SOCOM to execute global counterterrorism operations.
Camp Pendleton hosted Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona's range systems department for explosive breach testing on Jan. 30, 2018. The explosive breach test was conducted to evaluate a new rail system that will be used as a training aid for Marine Corps Special Operations Command to set up ...
He would prefer to see recognition that the capabilities of SOCOM deserve to be maintained from base budget funds. Owen West, the new assistant secretary of defense for special operations, testified that the war fund must be addressed when it comes to special operations forces. “It has the potential to ...
President Donald Trump's proposed military budget includes a nearly 11 percent spending increase for U.S. Special Operations Command headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base. The measure, if approved by Congress, would bump up the command's budget by 10.9 percent, from a total of $12.3 billion ...
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Kirk Smith, deputy commanding general of the NATO Special Operations Component Command and Special Operations Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, has been assigned as commander of the Special Operations Command Europe. He will also serve as director of special ...
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Kirk Smith, deputy commanding general of the NATO Special Operations Component Command and Special Operations Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, has been assigned as commander of the Special Operations Command Europe. He will also serve as director of special ...
Schwartz previously served as deputy commander of Joint Task Force-Bragg for U.S. Special Operations Command and commanded the 3rd Special Forces Group from 2010 to 2012. He also previously served as chief of staff for Joint Special Operations Command. Other general officer announcements ...


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