Special Forces Green Beret  Special Forces History

Menu

Home
Early Roots
Cold War
Conflicts
Groups
Units
Missions
Weapons
Equipment
Culture
Biographies
Training
Glossary
Site Map
SF Books



Special Forces Missions

Home > SF Missions

Over the years the Special Forces missions have evolved based on the international environment and threats of the period. The current missions of Special Forces are listed as well as past missions over the last several decades.


Current Doctinal Missions (nine) 1.

Unconventional Warfare (UW)
Foreign Internal Defense (FID)
Direct Action (DA)
Counter-insurgency (COIN)
Special Reconnaissance (SR)
Counterterrorism (CT)
Information Operations (IO)
Counter Proliferation of WMD
Security Force Assistance (SFA)


Previous Mission Set

Five Core Missions of Special Forces (previous)

Unconventional Warfare (UW)
Foreign Internal Defense (FID)
Special Reconnaissance (SR)
Direct Action (DA)
Counterterrorism (CT)

Secondary Missions of Special Forces (previous)

Counternarcotics (CN)
Personnel Recovery (PR)
Humanitarian Assistance (HA)
Security Force Assistance (SFA)
Coalition Support Team (CST)
and other missions as needed or when directed.


Legacy Missions

Counter Guerrilla Operations

 

 


Websites with Information on Special Forces Missions

Unconventional Warfare
www.securityinfonet.com/military/unconventional_warfare.htm

Special Forces Missions
www.nationalguardspecialforces.com/description-special-forces.html



Endnotes

1. For a listing of the nine doctrinal missions see USASFC website.
www.soc.mil/USASFC/HQ.html

 

 


 If you wish to contribute content, stories, photos, or sketches please contact us.
To add information, correct inaccuracies, or report broken links please email:
staff @ specialforceshistory.info
 © Copywright 2014 - 2016