Community Relations Mission

To facilitate interaction between U.S. Special Operations Command personnel and communities locally and regionally, and to promote the dedication, professionalism and patriotism of U.S. Special Operations Forces. The goal is to improve the local community’s understanding of USSOCOM, its mission, and the U.S. defense posture and capabilities by increasing public exposure to, and understanding of Special Operations Forces personnel, organizational structure, equipment, and programs.


Speaking Engagements 

The U.S. Special Operations Command Speakers Bureau is designed to support requests for military Speakers made by external public organizations throughout the greater Tampa area.

Military and civilian men and women from USSOCOM are ready to tell your group about the command, your special operations forces, their work, travels and experiences. They are well-qualified professionals who know how to capture and maintain an audience's attention.

Our speakers are available to all types of audiences throughout the greater Tampa area. Usual presentations are 30 to 60 minutes in duration and provided at no cost to sponsors.

Prior coordination is suggested for proper planning.

Speaker Request Form

You can schedule a USSOCOM speaker by downloading and filling out a Speakers Bureau Request from the link above. You can type your info directly into the form and then email as an attachment to

*NOTE* Support for speaker requests are limited to those areas within a 50-mile radius of Tampa, FL.


U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team 

"The Para-Commandos"

The Para-Commandos are the US Special Operations Command's premier aerial parachute demonstration team.  To learn more about The Para-Commandos, their skill sets, and how to request them, click here.


Request the Color Guard / other SOCOM HQ Support