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Widely Attended Gatherings (WAG)


Widely Attended Gatherings (WAG)

Please be advised that the Department of Defense (DoD) no longer provides "blanket" Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) determinations for external events taking place around SOF Week. Events listed below may qualify as a WAG pursuant to 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204(g). All personnel are strongly encouraged to consult with their supervisor or ethics advisor prior to attending any event listed.

Submit Your Event for WAG-Approval

WAG approval must go through USSOCOM. If you would like to receive the required form to submit your event for consideration, please fill out this form.

All WAG Submissions must be submitted to Courtney Bilyeu ( 

Applications will be submitted in two iterations to USSOCOM for approval.

The first deadline is MARCH 11th and the second deadline is APRIL 8th.

SOF Week WAG Form Request


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 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.