The Mexican Army’s elite, well-trained Fuerza Especial de Reacción (FER) is entrusted with maintaining national security, battling drug trafficking, and performing specialized operations.
The Fuerza Especial de Reacción (FER), also known as the Special Reaction Force, is a highly specialized unit within the Mexican Army’s Special Forces Corps. It was established in 1994 and is considered one of the most proficient and well-trained special mission units in Latin America. The FER’s primary mission is to ensure national security, counterterrorism, and combat drug trafficking in Mexico. They carry out a wide range of tasks, including black operations, counterinsurgency, counter-narcotics, hostage rescue, and special operations and reconnaissance. The unit receives orders directly from the President of Mexico, the Secretary of National Defense, and the high command of the army. The FER undergoes extensive training and cooperates with other international special forces units. They are equipped with advanced weaponry and tactical equipment. The unit has been involved in various notable operations, including the Zapatista uprising, the capture of high-profile drug traffickers, and counter-narcotics operations. The FER’s history and capabilities make it a crucial element in Mexico’s efforts to combat organized crime and maintain national security.