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Major General (Ret.) Michael Repass

Major General (Ret.) Michael Repass

Former Commander, Special Operations Command Europe

Michael S. Repass is the CEO for Able Global Solutions LLC which he founded in 2013. AGS focuses on international affairs to examine trends and environments for strategic perspectives.  Mike has worked with several international defense companies to assess and develop markets.  


He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1980 then served as an infantry officer in multiple junior officer assignments including company commander.  He served over thirty years as a Special Forces officer and commanded at every level from captain to major general.  Mike earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.  He commanded the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM during two combat tours.  Mike later commanded the U.S. Army’s Special Forces Command, and twice served in U.S. Special Operations Command Europe in Stuttgart, Germany first as the Deputy Commander then as the Commanding General until his retirement in 2013.


Currently, Mike serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Joint Special Operations University and supports senior leader educational and development programs.  He has focused on Ukraine since 2016 and has served as the NATO Strategic Advisor to Ukraine for Special Operations Forces since 2021.   


  • 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.