Orlando: US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan authorised the deployment an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East "for defensive purposes to address air, naval and ground-based threats." In a statement, Shanahan said the decision was made "in response to a request from the US Central Command for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House." The Department of State earlier announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would visit US Central Command and the US Special operations Command
at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Bay, Florida on Tuesday.
As part of its social responsibility to the host community, the Nigerian Air Force Special Operations Command
, Bauchi is offering a 2- day free medical service to over 3,000 residents of Gwallaga community of Bauchi metropolis.
This year's agenda features exclusive briefings from leading US and British organisations in the field of air-land integration and joint fires including: JALO UK MoD, US Multi-Doman Targeting Centre, US Air Force Special Operations Command
(AFSOC), UK Typhoon Force Standards and Evaluation Team RAF.
"Special Operations Command
Africa Commander Major General Mark Hicks suspended the Special Operations Command
Forward -- East Africa Commander and senior enlisted adviser of their duties on May 10 due to allegations of misconduct," Major Casey Osborne, a Spokesman for Special Operations Command
Africa, told CNN.
Special Operations Command
is looking for new capabilities to support its warfighters.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) today said it has activated the AFP Special Operations Command
(AFP-SOCom), bringing control of special operations units from all major services under one Command with its headquarters in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.
The former commander of Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday assumed leadership of the Army's Special Operations Command
The Army's Special Operations Command
(SOCOM) has a new commander.
In the Netherlands, the armed forces have officially initiated the process of establishing a Special Operations Command
in order to fuse the capabilities of the Army's Korps Commandotroepen (KCT) and Royal Netherlands Navy's Maritime SOF (NL MARSOF), as well as considering the introduction of a dedicated special operations air component.
He has served over eight years in Air Force Special Operations Command
(AFSOC), during which time he flew combat missions in Iraq, Kuwait, Djibouti, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
The soldiers were injured during training exercises at the US Army's Special Operations Command
(SOC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.