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Who We Are

Our culture is shaped through the unique perspectives and experiences of our current team members, and by the values and decisions of former leaders that continue to influence and inspire our organization to this day. These perspectives and experiences directly lead to the excellence in operations and alignment with our allies, regional partners and other individuals to employ SOF capabilities. We are unique. We are innovative. We are the tip of the spear and stand fast, at the forefront of the greater SOF enterprise and global SOF network, ready to meet any challenge thrown our way.​


What We Do 

Our organization is a joint SOF warfighting HQ. We are a sub-unified command that plans, prepares and conducts special operations 24/7 in the CENTCOM AOR. We work with U.S. government agencies, our allies, other regional partners and individual to employ SOF capabilities and expertise utilizing and irregular warfare approach across multiple domains (air, land, sea, cyber and space) throughout the region. We do this to achieve cognitive and physical effects at the strategic and operational level to compete against and ultimately undermine our adversaries in defense of our great nation and our way of life. Since the stand up of SOF HQs on 01 October 1985, our organization has participated in regional conflicts and numerous contingencies requiring our organization to evolve and make adjustments in both our operating approach and structure to remain relevant and capable of meeting the high demands imposed on us by our nation.


SOCCENT's area of operation includes 21 countries:  Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.