U.S. Special Operations Forces


The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. Military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets, MARSOC and Navy SEALS.

“They’re perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader Abu Sayyef, and for conducting high-profile hostage rescue missions.

But that’s not all they do. Special Operations Forces are also involved in reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, humanitarian assistance and a host of other highly specialized activities.”

Here are 10 things you might not know about them.