Location - MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Established - April 16, 1987

Commander - U.S. Army Gen. Bryan P. Fenton

Command Sergeant Major - U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane W. Shorter

Deputy Commander - U.S. Navy (SEAL) Vice Adm. Collin P. Green

Vice Commander - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tony D. Bauernfeind

Role - Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces to defend the United States and its interests

People - Headquarters approximately 2.500/Entire command nearly 70,000


USSOCOM develops and employs fully capable Special Operations Forces to conduct global special operations and activities as part of the Joint Force to support persistent, networked and distributed Combatant Command operations and campaigns against state and non-state actors to protect and advance U.S. policies and objectives.

                                                                               WHAT USSOCOM DOES

-Civil Affairs

-Hostage Rescue and Recovery


-Military Information Support Operations


-Security Force Assistance

-Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

-Special Reconnaissance

-Direct Action

-Unconventional Warfare

-Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

-Preparation of the Environment

-Foreign Internal Defense


Empowered SOF Professionals, globally networked, partnered and integrated, relentlessly seeking advantage in every domain to compete and win for the Joint Force and the Nation.