US Special Operations Command Central
Happy 35th Anniversary to US Special Operations Command Central!
On this day, 35 years ago, US Central Command signed the order that activated USSOCCENT.
Since then, we have been a subordinate unified command of U.S. Central Command. It is responsible for planning special operations throughout the CENTCOM area of responsibility, planning and conducting peacetime joint/combined special operations training exercises, and orchestrating command and control of peacetime and wartime special operations as directed.
Looking to the future we must remain anticipatory and lead with vision by: enabling partners to act, empowering our command structure to stay one step ahead of our adversaries and growing as we evolve to compete with adversaries in new and irregular ways.
--In the photo below, a 12-man Special Forces detachments from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) began arriving in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Since then, special forces within the Central Region have played a critical role in combating terrorism abroad.