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Last Updated: 06 February, 2017

This section provides an overview of the recruitment, selection and training of the various elite and special forces within the US military. It also provides an overview of the units that support these special forces.

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US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D, aka Delta Force)
US Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM)
US Naval Special Warfare Officer
US Naval Special Warfare Operator, aka US Navy SEAL, Selection & Training
US Naval Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) Selection & Training
US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
US Army Special Forces (aka Green Beret) Selection & Training
US Army Ranger Assessment and Selection Programme (RASP)
US Army Ranger School Selection & Training Course
US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)
US Air Force Special Tactics Officer Selection & Training
US Air Force SERE Specialist Selection & training
US Air Force Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) Selection & Training
US Air Force Special Operations Weather Team – Officer (SOWT-O) Selection & Training
US Air Force Combat Controllers (CCT) Selection & Training US Air Force Pararescue Jumper Selection & Training
US Air Force Special Operations Weather Team – Enlisted (SOWT-E) Selection & Training US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Selection & Training
US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC)
US Marine Corps Critical Skills Operator (CSO) Selection & Training
US Marine Corps Special Operations Officer (SOO) Selection & Training
US Marine Corps Special Operations Capabilities Specialists (SOCS) Selection & Training
US Marine Corps Reconnaissance Selection & Training
US Theatre Special Operations Commands (TSOC)
US Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)