This section provides an overview of the recruitment, selection and training of the various elite and special forces within the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). It also provides an overview of the units that support these special forces.

Overview of German Elite & Special Forces
German Army Airborne Brigade 1 (Luftlandebrigade 1)
Luftlandebrigade 1 Selection & Training
German Army Special Forces Command (Kommando Spezialkräfte, KSK)
Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) Selection & Training
German Navy Special Forces Command (Kommando Spezialkräfte der Marine, KSM)
Kommando Spezialkräfte der Marine (KSM) Selection & Training
Bundeswehr Commando Course (Einzelkämpferlehrgang)
Einzelkämpferlehrgang Selection & Training
Border Guard Group 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9) or GSG 9
GSG 9 Selection & Training