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The following restricted items and guidelines are in effect for all SOF Week functions held at the Tampa Convention Center (TCC), JW Marriott, Marriott Water Street, and Westin Waterside.

  • Firearms (including concealed carry), explosives, stun guns, handcuffs, brass knuckles, sticks, batons, martial arts instruments, pepper spray, tear gas and knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, aerosols, air horns, noisemakers, flares, dangerous or hazardous items, illegal substances, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles, or any article that may compromise public safety or which may pose a hazard or nuisance to any other person, are strictly prohibited.

  • Weapons storage is not available for personal firearms. A secured Arms Room will be on-site at the TCC exclusively to store exhibitors' display firearms. All firearms on display must have the firing pins removed and be inspected by a USSOCOM-designated authority.

  • Guests will be subject to a search upon entry. Anyone possessing prohibited items will be asked to remove the item from the venues or dispose of it. Guests who refuse to comply will not be permitted entry into the venues.

  • Any person licensed by the State of Florida to carry a concealed weapon is hereby notified that they shall not carry their firearms during SOF Week 2024.

  • **Off-duty law enforcement officers are NOT authorized to bring firearms into any venue hosting a SOF Week function.


  • 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.