A veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment will be making his way to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to take over as the senior enlisted leader for the secretive Joint Special Operations Command.
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Bishop, currently assigned as the senior enlisted leader for 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kansas, was selected to replace Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Blake within JSOC last week, according to a Pentagon press release.
JSOC oversees elite special mission units from the larger U.S. Special Operations Command, including the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, the Air Force’s 24th Special Tactics Squadron and the Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment, better known as Delta Force.
As a SOCOM component command, JSOC is also responsible for studying special operations requirements, ensuring interoperability and equipment standardization and developing joint tactics across U.S. special operations forces.