Exercise Jackal Stone '17
Exercise Jackal Stone is an annual U.S. SOF-focused exercise that was most recently held between June 5 - 13, 2017, throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Navy SEALs and NATO SOF support 2CR during Saber Junction 17
Naval Special Warfare operators from U.S. Special Operations Command along with NATO SOF from Albania, Bulgaria and Lithuania partnered with the U.S. Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment during Saber Junction 17 at Hohenfels, Germany April 25-May 19, 2017.
SOCEUR employs Special Operations Forces across the USEUCOM area of responsibility to enable deterrence, strengthen European security collective capabilities and interoperability, and counter transnational threats to protect U.S. personnel and interests.
SOCEUR will integrate with the USEUCOM components and the Interagency to achieve USEUCOM theater objectives. SOCEUR will preserve its distinct theater operational response capability through a culture of readiness, decentralized mission command, and empowered tactical operators. The priorities for SOF operational employment are to gain and maintain persistent access to areas of potential conflict and violent extremist organizations areas of operations, to enable preparation of the environment tasks in support of USEUCOM OPLANs and CONPLANs, while assuring our European Allies and partners of U.S. commitments to bilateral and NATO obligations.
Area of Focus
SOCEUR’s area of responsibility is derived from USEUCOM’s area of responsibility, consisting of 51 independent countries that extend from Greenland east through the European continent and all of Russia and south of the continent to include the Mediterranean Sea, south to the Caucacus region and Israel. Within USEUCOM’s area of responsibility, SOCEUR’s principle area of focus is to defend NATO on USEUCOM’s eastern flank. SOCEUR’s other key focus area is combatting terrorism in USEUCOM’s southern flank.