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Official: Special Operators Must ‘Reinvent’ Themselves | National Defense

Special Operations Forces must “rediscover and reinvent” themselves to adjust for the increasing ability of near peer competitors, according to a Defense Department official. Mark Mitchell, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, said Feb. 28 special operators will not always have technological advantages over their enemies and must be prepared for a “great power ... Read More »

Wife of 7th Special Forces Group vet faces deportation under tighter immigration rules | Military Times

A Virginia immigration court on Monday could decide to deport the wife of an Army 7th Special Forces Group veteran, despite provisions in the law that allow her to remain in the United States. Retired Sgt. 1st Class Bob Crawford, 52, and Elia, 44, married in 2001 when he was still on active duty and deploying regularly with 7th Group to conduct counter-narcotics ... Read More »

Former Navy Seal creates active shooter notification system | CBS 12

Protecting our children in schools. A retired Navy Seal says he has the solution, a system that will immediately notify nearby law enforcement when a killer is on campus. Palm Beach County father, retired Navy Seal and Former Law Enforcement Officer Hector Delgado says his company ASR Alert Systems is using existing technology to cut out the middleman and notifies ... Read More »

The Military Is Relying Too Heavily on Special Ops Forces. Mattis Must End That. | The Daily Signal

At a recent special operations symposium in Tampa, Florida—home of the U.S. Special Operations Command—a senior Marine commander said he was concerned that America was too often going to the special operations “well” to address its military challenges. Unfortunately, he is correct. Lt. Gen. William Beydler, the commander of Marine forces for all of the U.S. Central Command, America’s busiest ... Read More »

GAF commended as govt plans for more special forces training | Ghana Today

The continued efforts of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in keeping the country’s boarders and territorial waters safe, response to natural disasters, protecting national maritime domain and air space to secure strategic assets, provision of health services, safeguarding river bodies and continued community assistance, have come up for high commendation by the President. “Internationally, you continue to win laurels for ... Read More »

Israelis Train 500 NAF Special Forces | PR Nigeria

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another batch of Special Forces personnel comprising officers, airmen and airwomen, from its Regiment Training Centre (RTC) in Kaduna. With the graduation, which took place on 23 February 2018, the NAF has so far trained well over 500 Special Forces personnel in asymmetric warfare in the past 6 months. The 8-week specialized training ... Read More »

Mayvin Wins SOCOM Special Program Support Contract | Executive Biz

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, business and project management, logistics and engineering services, the Defense Department said Friday. DoD expects the company to finish work by Feb. 22, 2023. The Army Contracting Command received ... Read More »

US Air Force sends SPECIAL OPS plane to shadow Russian ship posing ‘very serious threat’ | Daily Star

A US military C-32B special ops plane landed at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, flight monitors show.  The Boeing 757 planes, operated by the US Air Force Special Operations Command, are typically used to support US government crisis response and CIA special activities. Meanwhile, the Viktor Leonov, a Vishnya-class Russian intelligence gathering ship, is expected to depart ... Read More »

Special Operations Command asks for more troops, biggest budget yet | Military Times

Special operations forces numbers are higher than they have ever been, but leaders in that community want Congress to approve their highest budget request ever made to increase the force by more than 1,000 troops. The special operations forces, which include Army Special Forces and Rangers, Navy SEALs, Marine Raiders and Air Force Special Tactics Operators and others, are being strained to their breaking point, ... Read More »