United States Navy SEALs. The United States Navy's Sea, Air, Land Teams, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S.
Navy's principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command and United States Special Operations Command. "SEAL" is always capitalized in reference to members of the Naval Special Warfare community. The acronym is derived from their capacity to operate at sea, in the air, and on land. All SEALs are male members of the United States Navy. An exchange program with the Coast Guard, which graduated three Coast Guardsmen as SEALs, was suspended in 2011. History Origins The modern day U.S.
Scouts & Raiders The first group included Phil H. A second group of Scouts and Raiders, code-named Special Service Unit No. 1, was established on 7 July 1943, as a joint and combined operations force. The third and final Scouts and Raiders organization operated in China. GSG 9. Origins History and name Operations GSG 9 is deployed in cases of hostage taking, kidnapping, terrorism and extortion.
The group may also be used to secure locations, neutralize targets, track down fugitives and sometimes conduct sniper operations. The unit is very active in developing and testing methods and tactics for these missions. From 1972 to 2003 they reportedly completed over 1,500 missions, discharging their weapons on only five occasions. Germany offered to render assistance to India in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Delta Force. 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), popularly known as Delta Force, is a U.S.
Army component of Joint Special Operations Command. It was formerly listed as the Combat Applications Group (CAG) by the Department of Defense but some claim it has been re-designated the Army Compartmented Elements (ACE). While 1st SFOD-D is administratively supported by USASOC, it falls under the operational control of the Joint Special Operations Command. Delta Force and its Navy counterpart, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, are the United States military's primary counter-terrorism units. It is often referred to in the U.S. media as a Special Mission Unit. The Central Intelligence Agency's highly secretive Special Activities Division (SAD) and more specifically its elite Special Operations Group (SOG) often works with – and recruits – operators from Delta Force. History 1st SFOD-D operators in Panama, 1989. Special air service. United States Army Rangers. United States Army Rangers serve in designated U.S.
Army Ranger units or are graduates from the United States Army Ranger School. The term ranger has been in use unofficially in a military context since the early 17th century. The first military company officially commissioned as rangers were English soldiers fighting in King Philip's War (1676) and from there the term came into common official use in the French and Indian Wars.
There have been American military companies officially called Rangers since the American Revolution. The Ranger Training Brigade (RTB)—headquartered at Fort Benning—is an organization under the U.S. Special Air Service. The Special Air Service (SAS) is a unit of the British Army founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950. Serving as a model for special forces around the world, the unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action and human intelligence gathering. The corps presently comprises 22 Special Air Service Regiment, the regular component, under the operational command of United Kingdom Special Forces, and 21 (Artists) Special Air Service Regiment and 23 Special Air Service Regiment, which are reserve units under the operational command of 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade. History SAS patrol in North Africa during WW2.
Post war 21 SAS soldier after a night parachute drop exercise in Denmark, 1955 In 1950, a 21 SAS squadron was raised to fight in the Korean War.