...

News — Unconventional Warfare RSS



Special Forces Primer: Correcting Misconceptions

Who and what are United States Special Forces (USSF)? The only unit in the United States that can be called Special Forces (SF) is the United States Army Special Forces, also known as the "Green Berets." The main SF element is the 12-man Operation Detachment Alpha (ODA) or A Team, sometimes just shortened to Team. The 1st Special Forces Command, commanded by Maj. Gen. Francis M. Beaudette, is the result of the merging of the Army units who are specifically trained in UW. This command is based around the United States Army Special Forces Command (USASFC) and pulled in underneath them are Civil Affairs (CA), Military Information Support Operations Command (MISOC) formerly known as Psychological Operations (PSYOPS), and the 528th...

Continue reading