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SOF Week News


SOF Week News

The below features blogs, articles, and other news from our event organizers and media partners.
  • SOF Week SITREP #1

    17 Mar 2023 Global SOF Foundation

    This is part 1 of a blog series about SOF Week 2023, taking place in Tampa, FL from 8 – 11 MAY 2023. To learn more about SOF Week, visit our website,

    The views expressed below are solely those of GSOF. Our 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.


  • Official Media Partner of SOF Week 2023

    14 Feb 2023 Military Embedded Systems

    TAMPA, Florida. The Global SOF Foundation and Clarion Events have announced that Military Embedded Systems and Shephard Media will serve as the official media partners and produce the official show daily of SOF Week 2023, the global event for the special operations community. As part of the agreement, Military Embedded Systems and Shephard Media will produce the Official Event Guide, provide coverage of the show across web and video, and produce the Official Digital Show Daily.

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  • SOF Week, MOSA, and uncrewed news

    28 Feb 2023 Military Embedded Systems

    Military Embedded Systems, in partnership with Shephard Media in the United Kingdom, have been named the official Media and Show Daily Partners for SOF Week 2023. The event – scheduled to be held in Tampa, Florida, the week of May 8, 2023 -- is managed by the Global SOF Foundation and Clarion Events on behalf of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).



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  • SOF Week 2023: Day 1

    09 May 2023 SOF News

    The editor of SOF News is spending this week covering the SOF Week event in Tampa, Florida. Hosted by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), this event is packed with everything one would want to see at a SOF conference and exhibition.


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  • SOF Week 2023 Update

    11 May 2023 SOF News

    Attending SOF Week 2023 here in Tampa, Florida has been very beneficial. It was an opportunity to see hundreds of displays of equipment and services that are available to the special operations community.


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  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation appearing at SOF Week

    07 May 2023 Military Embedded Systems

    SOF WEEK 2023 -- TAMPA, Fla. Participating in SOF Week 2023 is the (SOWF), a non-profit organization with an enduring promise to the children of fallen Special Operations (SOF) Personnel and the children of all service members awarded the Medal of Honor to fund education for children of fallen Special Operations Warriors.

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  • The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will 'heavily invest’ in cyber effects and space-based capabilities to support counter-violent extremist organization (C-VEO) operations, according to its commander, General Bryan P Fenton. In his keynote address at SOF Week on 9th May, Fenton described how physical caliphates sought by the likes of ISIS and Al Qaeda ‘might be contained today’, but went on to warn how their “extremist ideology is still unconstrained.’


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  • The top acquisition official for US Special Operations Command doesn’t plan to open an independent program office to deal with artificial intelligence, only because he believes that in short order AI will be so ubiquitous that it will naturally be integrated into just about everything from operations to acquisitions.



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  • Discussions and debates about how U.S. and allied SOF must become more capable and ready for an era of growing strategic tensions and conflicts are central to this year’s SOF Week conference in Tampa, Florida.




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  • The head of US special operations says he doesn’t necessarily see a “direct linkage” between some of the lessons learned in Ukraine and those useful in a potential conflict with China, but Kyiv’s defense of its country has emphasized another, more general rule: When it comes to international partner forces, “be there early.” 


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  • 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.