U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
U.S. ARMY SPECIAL
U.S. Army Special Operations Command was established Dec. 1, 1989 by the Department of the Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., as an Army Service Component Command to enhance the readiness of Special Operations Forces. USASOC is home to the elite fighting forces who conduct operations across the full spectrum of warfare, including unconventional warfare, counter-proliferation, direct action, military information support operations, special reconnaissance, civil affairs, foreign internal defense and cultural sensitivity support.
USASOC commands and controls three component subordinate commands and four component subordinate units, which in turn train and maintain forces for deployment by USSOCOM to combatant command theaters worldwide.
USASOC’s three component subordinate commands are U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), and the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, all headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C. The component subordinate units include the 75th Ranger Regiment, headquartered at Fort Benning, Ga.; 4th Military Information Support Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.; 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.; and 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations)(Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.
The command also provides oversight of Army National Guard Special Forces’ readiness, organization, training and employment in coordination with the National Guard Bureau and state adjutants general.