Special Force and Psychological Operations units have a
shared history. These two different types of units worked along
side each other in a number of different operations, conflicts,
The first psychological operations unit was established on
February 14, 1918. It was called the "Psychological Subsection"
and was led by CPT Heber Blankehorn. It was established under
the purview of Military Intelligence within the War Department
General Staff. 1.
1. See USASOC Facebook posting of February 14, 2015 at the