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USSOCOM develops, and employs, the world's finest SOF to conduct global special operations and activities as part of the Joint Force, in concert with the U.S. Government Interagency, Allies, and Partners, to support persistent, networked, and distributed combatant command operations and campaigns against state and non-state actors all to protect and advance U.S. policies and objectives.


  • Civil Affairs

  • Hostage Rescue and Recovery

  • Counterinsurgency

  • Military Information Support Operations

  • Counterterrorism

  • Security Force Assistance

  • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Special Reconnaissance

  • Direct Action

  • Unconventional Warfare

  • Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

  • Preparation of the Environment

  • Foreign Internal Defense

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People.  "Humans are more important than hardware" speaks to our center of gravity and our #1 Enterprise Priority -- our People. Our Force and families are USSOCOM's competitive and comparative advantage. Our People are the reason we "win." In support of current and future mission successes, we will recruit, assess, select, educate, train, diversify, equip, and transform our innovative and groundbreaking team.

Win.  We will "Win" -- every time, every place, in any environment.  The "SOF Way" is unconventional, irregular, asymmetric, asynchronous, and done alongside the U.S. Government Interagency, as well as with Allies/Partners.

Transform.  USSOCOM will trail-blaze, and lead, for DoD and the Nation,  As stewards of precious resources, we will meet current and future challenges via optimizing, modernizing, innovating, inventing, and transforming our people, organizations, and technology.


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  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.