U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets – High Altitude Jump

7th Special Forces Group Green Berets conduct high-altitude military parachuting while exiting a C-130H3 during Exercise Emerald Warrior 2015. Video by Staff Sgt. Ashley Manz | 3rd Combat Camera Squadron

US Army Special Forces, sometimes known as ‘the Green Berets’, are a versatile army unit made up of ‘quiet professionals’

Special Forces – Roles

  • unconventional warfare
  • foreign internal defense (FID)
  • special reconnaissance
  • direct action
  • counter-terrorism
  • counter-proliferation
  • information operations

Special Forces – Organization

The 1st Special Forces Regiment / U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) is a component of United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), which is itself part of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The 1st Special Forces Regiment is organized into Special Forces Groups (SFG), each focused on a specific geographic area, or Area Of Responsibility (AOR). The regular Special Forces groups (Active Duty) are:

  • 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
    AOR – Pacific
    photo / more info : 1st SFG(A)
  • 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)
    AOR – sub-Saharan Africa
    photo / more info : 3rd SFG(A)
  • 5th Special Forces Group
    AOR – Middle East, Persian Gulf, Central Asia & the Horn of Africa
    photo / more info : 5th SFG(A)
  • 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
    AOR – Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean
    photo / more info : 7th SFG(A)
  • 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
    AOR – Europe
    photo / more info : 10th SFG(A)

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