Special Operations by National Security Info

Main Menu

NSI Home

SOF Menu

SOF Home
Foreign SOF
SOF History Timeline
SOF Site Map


This website is an Amazon Associate
and earns money for qualifying purchases.


Home > SOF > U.S. SOF

U.S. Special
Operations Forces

Special Operations Forces have seen significant growth in many of the militaries around the world. SOF forces were instrumental during World War II; however the terrorist attacks experienced in the 1970s saw a significant growth of special operations capabilities - especially among the European nations.

The United States can trace the use of special operations type forces back to the French and Indian War. Throughout time there have been instances of special operations forces engaged in almost all of the conflicts and wars the U.S. has participated in.

U.S. SOF Commands

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

Naval Special Warfare (NSW)

Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC)

Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

SOF Topics

ASD Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC)

Armed Overwatch Program




Return to Top of Page

Home > SOF > U.S. SOF


Related Pages



Books about Special Operations Forces

Books about Special Operations - SOF

All external sites open up in new window.
Please report broken links or inaccurate content to webmaster at staff@national-security.info
© Copyright 2020-2023