| HEADQUARTERS USSOCOM|
Location - MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Established - April 16, 1987
Commander - U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke
Vice Commander - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James C. "Jim" Slife
Command Sergeant major - Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. McCauley
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 to conduct global Special Operations and activates, as part of the joint force to support persistent, networked, and distributed global combatant commands' operations and campaigns against state and non-state actors to protect and advance U.S. policies and objectives.
| WHAT USSOCOM DOES|
-Hostage Rescue and Recovery
-Military Information Support Operations
-Security Force Assistance
-Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
-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.