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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.