COMMANDER - Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo

COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR - Command Sgt. Maj. Robert V. Abernethy

USASOC is home to:

Special Forces (Green Berets)


​Special Operations Aviators

​Civil Affairs Soldiers

​Military Information Support Operators

​Training Cadre

​ Sustainment Soldiers






Civil Affairs

Soldiers Civil Affairs units support military commanders by working with civil authorities and civilian populations in the commander’s area of operations during peacetime, contingency operations and war. Civil Affairs specialists identify critical requirements needed by local citizens in war or disaster situations.


Military Information Support Operators

MISO cover a broad range of U.S. political, military, economic and ideological activities used by the U.S. government to secure national objectives. MISO units develop, produce and disseminate truthful information to foreign audiences in support of U.S. policies.


Training Cadre

The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School assesses, trains, educates and manages Soldiers within the Special Forces, Military Information Support Operations and Civil Affairs career fields.


Soldiers Sustainers are responsible for providing logistical, medical and signal support for Army Special Operations Forces worldwide in support of contingency missions and warfighting commanders.


Special Forces

Special Forces (Green Berets) units perform seven missions - unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, combating terrorism, and counter-proliferation. These missions make Special Forces unique because they are employed in peacetime, conflict and war. The Special Forces motto is “De Oppresso Liber - to Free the Oppressed.”



The 75th Ranger Regiment is a unique Special Operations force comprised of the specially selected and well-trained Soldiers constantly tested for the privilege of serving in the Regiment. Rangers can conduct large-scale Joint Forced Entry operations or Special Operations raids across the globe. The 75th Ranger Regiment’s motto is “Rangers Lead The Way.”



Army Special Operations Aviators

The 160th SOAR aviators are highly trained and ready to accomplish the very toughest rotary-wing missions in all environments, anywhere in the world, day or night, with unparalleled precision. The professionalism and capabilities of Army Special Operations Aviation are developed through a “train as you fight” mentality.



LOCATION: Fort Bragg, North Carolina

ESTABLISHED: Dec. 1, 1989

Mission: To enhance the readiness of Army Special Operations Forces.

PEOPLE: Approximately 27,000


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