List of defunct special forces units


  • No. 200 Flight RAAF
    No. 200 Flight RAAF
    No. 200 Flight was a Royal Australian Air Force special duties flight of World War II. The flight was formed in February 1945 to support the Allied Intelligence Bureau and saw action over Borneo and the Netherlands East Indies from March that year until the end of the war in August. No...

  • Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
  • Australian commandos
    Australian commandos
    The name commando has been applied to a variety of Australian special forces and light infantry units that have been formed since 1941–42. The first Australian "commando" units were formed during the Second World War, where they mainly performed reconnaissance and long-range patrol roles during...

  • Combined Field Intelligence Service
    The Coastwatchers, also known as the Coast Watch Organisation, Combined Field Intelligence Service or Section C, Allied Intelligence Bureau, were Allied military intelligence operatives stationed on remote Pacific islands during World War II to observe enemy movements and rescue stranded Allied...

  • Far Eastern Liaison Office
    Far Eastern Liaison Office
    The Far Eastern Liaison Office was a Second World War Propaganda and Field Intelligence unit set up under the orders of the Allied Land Commander, General Sir Thomas Blamey, on 19 June 1942...

  • M Special Unit
    M Special Unit
    M Special Unit, was part of the Services Reconnaissance Department, a joint Australian, New Zealand and British military intelligence reconnaissance unit, which saw action against the Japanese during World War II...

  • Rose Force
  • Royal Australian Navy Beach Commandos
    Royal Australian Navy Beach Commandos
    During World War II the Royal Australian Navy formed beach commando units to go ashore with the first wave of amphibious assaults. They would conduct local reconnaissance, signpost the beaches, control boat traffic, and communicate with the maritime forces. These were known as Royal Australian...

  • Z Special Unit
    Z Special Unit
    Z Special Unit was a joint Allied special forces unit formed during the Second World War to operate behind Japanese lines in South East Asia...

  • Bushveldt Carbineers
    Bushveldt Carbineers
    The Bushveldt Carbineers were a short-lived, multinational mounted infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in South Africa during the Second Boer War. The BVC is recognized as the world's first modern Special forces for the use of counter insurgency tactics.The 320-strong regiment was...


  • 1st Special Service Force
  • The Canadian Airborne Regiment
    The Canadian Airborne Regiment
    The Canadian Airborne Regiment was a Canadian Forces formation created on April 8, 1968. It was not an administrative regiment in the commonly accepted British Commonwealth sense, but rather a tactical formation manned from other regiments and branches...

  • Amphibious Reconnaissance & Clearance Squadron


  • Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit
    Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit (Fiji)
    The Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit or CRWU was the common name for the First Meridian Squadron, the unit's formal name, which had been disbanded in 2000...


  • Palmach
    The Palmach was the elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army of the Yishuv during the period of the British Mandate of Palestine. The Palmach was established on May 15, 1941...

  • Unit 101
    Unit 101
    Unit 101 was a special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces , founded and commanded by Ariel Sharon on orders from Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in August 1953...

  • Samson Unit
    Samson Unit
    Samson Unit, or Shimshon was a special forces unit within the Israeli Defense Forces. Named after the biblical figure who lived in the same vicinity. Shimshon unit’s modus operandi focused on under cover military operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip...

  • Force 100
  • Sayeret Haruv


  • Flechas
    Flechas were a Portuguese special forces unit created during the Portuguese Colonial War. Flechas were platoon-sized units consisting of local tribesmen and rebel defectors who specialised in tracking, reconnaissance and pseudo-terrorist operations...

  • Grupos Especiais
    Special Groups (Portugal)
    The Special Groups were small military units, set up from 1966 to 1974 by the Portuguese Armed Forces in Angola and in Mozambique. Later Paratrooper Special Groups were formed, units able to conduct airborne operations...

  South Africa

  • 1 Reconnaissance Commando
  • 2 Reconnaissance Commando (Citizen Force)
  • 3 Reconnaissance Commando (consisting of former Selous Scouts)
  • 6 Reconnaissance Commando (consisting of former Rhodesian SAS)
  • 32 Battalion
    • 32nd Battalion Recce Wing
  • Civil Cooperation Bureau
    Civil Cooperation Bureau
    The South African Civil Cooperation Bureau was a government-sponsored hit squad during the apartheid era that operated under the authority of Defence Minister General Magnus Malan...

  • Hunter Group
  • Koevoet
    Koevoet , also known as "Operation K" and officially known as the "South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Unit" , was a police counter insurgency unit in South-West Africa during the 1970s and 1980s...

  • Pathfinder Company: 44 Parachute Brigade 'The Philistines'
  • South Africa Marine Corps
    South Africa Marine Corps
    The South Africa Marine Corps was originally set up as a sub-branch of the South African Navy with the primary purpose of protecting harbours.-Origins:...

 United Kingdom

British Army
British Army
The British Army is the land warfare branch of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the United Kingdom. It came into being with the unification of the Kingdom of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England...

  • Army Commandos
  • Long Range Penetration Group “The Chindits”
    The Chindits were a British India "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in World War II. They were formed into long range penetration groups trained to operate deep behind Japanese lines...

  • Ferret Force
    Ferret Force
    Ferret Force was a counter-insurgency unit formed by the British and Malayan authorities as part of their response to the communist insurgency during the Malayan Emergency...

  • Phantom
    GHQ Liaison Regiment
    GHQ Liaison Regiment was a special reconnaissance unit first formed in 1939 during the early stages of World War II and based at Pembroke Lodge, a Georgian house in Richmond Park, London.- History :...

  • Layforce
    Layforce was an ad hoc military formation of the British Army consisting of a number of commando units during the Second World War.Formed in February 1941 under the command of Colonel Robert Laycock, after whom the force was named, it consisted of approximately 2,000 men and served in the Middle...

  • Long Range Desert Group
    Long Range Desert Group
    The Long Range Desert Group was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG "caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength".Originally called...

  • Popski's Private Army
    Popski's Private Army
    Popski's Private Army, officially No. 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA, was a unit of British Special Forces founded in Cairo in 1942 by Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Peniakoff DSO MC. Popski's Private Army was one of several raiding units formed in the Western Desert during the Second World War...

  • Raiding Support Regiment (RSR)
  • Special Interrogation Group
    Special Interrogation Group
    The Special Interrogation Group was a unit of the British Army during World War II. It was organized from German-speaking Jewish volunteers from the British Mandate of Palestine...

  • Target Force
    T-Force was an elite British Army force which operated during the final stages of World War II. Originally used to secure and exploit targets that could provide valuable intelligence of scientific and military value, they were later tasked with seizing Nazi German scientists and businessmen in the...

  • V-Force

Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
The Royal Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. Formed on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world...

  • Royal Air Force Commandos
    Royal Air Force Commandos
    Royal Air Force Commandos were formed from units of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. They were formed in 1942 and served in the European and Far Eastern theatres of war before being disbanded in 1946.-Background:...

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
The Corps of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, commonly just referred to as the Royal Marines , are the marine corps and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service...

  • Royal Marine Detachment 385 (Small Operations Group)
  • Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment
    Operation Frankton
    Operation Frankton was a commando raid on shipping in the German occupied French port of Bordeaux in the Bay of Biscay during the Second World War. The raid was carried out by a small unit of Royal Marines known as the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment , part of Combined Operations.The plan was...

  • Sea Reconnaissance Unit (SRU)
  • Royal Marine Demolition Unit

Royal Navy
Royal Navy
The Royal Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest service branch and is known as the Senior Service...

  • Royal Navy Commandos

Combined Operations
  • 30 Assault Unit
  • Combined Operations Pilotage Parties

Directorate of Military Intelligence
Directorate of Military Intelligence
The Directorate of Military Intelligence was a department of the British War Office.Over its lifetime the Directorate underwent a number of organisational changes, absorbing and shedding sections over time.- History :...

  • Special Operations Executive
    Special Operations Executive
    The Special Operations Executive was a World War II organisation of the United Kingdom. It was officially formed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Minister of Economic Warfare Hugh Dalton on 22 July 1940, to conduct guerrilla warfare against the Axis powers and to instruct and aid local...

    • Force 133
    • Force 136
      Force 136
      Force 136 was the general cover name for a branch of the British World War II organization, the Special Operations Executive . The organisation was established to encourage and supply resistance movements in enemy-occupied territory, and occasionally mount clandestine sabotage operations...

    • Force 137
    • Force 266
    • Force 399
    • Norwegian Independent Company 1
      Norwegian Independent Company 1
      Norwegian Independent Company 1 was a British SOE group formed in March 1941 originally for the purpose of performing commando raids during the Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany. It was organized under the leadership of Captain Martin Linge...

    • Small Scale Raiding Force
      Small Scale Raiding Force
      No. 62 Commando or the Small Scale Raiding Force was a British Commandos unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The unit was formed around a small group of commandos under the command of the Special Operations Executive...

  • UK and the Royal Navy Volunteer Group (Korean War Unit)
  • 14 Intelligence Company
    14 Intelligence Company
    14 Field Security and Intelligence Company is alleged to have been an element of the British Army Intelligence Corps which operated in Northern Ireland from the 1970s onwards. The unit conducted undercover surveillance operations against suspected members of Irish republican and loyalist...

 United States

The Civil War
American Civil War
The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

  • Jessie Scouts
    Jessie Scouts
    Jessie Scouts were irregular soldiers during the American Civil War on the side of the Union who operated in territory of the Confederate States of America in the southern United States in insurgency missions. The unit was created by John C. Frémont and named in honour of his wife, rather than of a...

  • Mosby's Rangers
    John S. Mosby
    John Singleton Mosby , nicknamed the "Gray Ghost", was a Confederate cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War...

  • Quantrill's Raiders
    Quantrill's Raiders
    Quantrill's Raiders were a loosely organized force of pro-Confederate Partisan rangers, "bushwhackers", who fought in the American Civil War under the leadership of William Clarke Quantrill...

World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

  • 1st Air Commando Group
    1st Air Commando Group
    The 1st Air Commando Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Army Service Forces, based at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. It was inactivated on 3 November 1945....

  • 1st Special Service Force "Devil's Brigade"
    Devil's Brigade
    The Devil's Brigade , was a joint World War II American-Canadian commando unit organized in 1942 and trained at Fort William Henry Harrison near Helena, Montana in the United States...

  • 2nd Air Commando Group
  • 3rd Air Commando Group
  • 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit
    Alamo scouts
    The Alamo Scouts was a reconnaissance unit of the Sixth United States Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II...

  • Alaskan Scouts
  • Army Ranger Battalions
  • 5307th Composite Unit (provisional) "Merrill's Marauders"
    Merrill's Marauders
    Merrill’s Marauders or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit , was a United States Army long range penetration special operations unit in the South-East Asian Theater of World War II which fought in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, or CBI...

  • Marine Parachute Battalions
    The Paramarines was a short-lived specialized unit of the United States Marine Corps, trained to be dropped by parachute. The first Paramarines were trained in October 1940, but the unit was disbanded in 1944...

  • Marine Raiders
    Marine Raiders
    The Marine Raiders were elite units established by the United States Marine Corps during World War II to conduct amphibious light infantry warfare, particularly in landing in rubber boats and operating behind the lines...

  • Marine Scout and Sniper Companies
    United States Marine Corps Scout (Tank) and Sniper Company
    The United States Marine Corps Scout and Sniper companies and the Scouts companies of the tank battalions were the first amongst the division's reconnaissance assets. They existed around the same exact moment when 1st and 2nd Marine Division were created. In 1941, each regiment had a scout and...

    • 6th Marine Division Scout and Sniper Company
      Scout and Sniper Company (6th Marine Division)
      The Scout and Sniper Company of 6th Marine Division was the division reconnaissance asset for the regimental commanders. It was created from former Marine Raider Major Anthony "Cold Steel" Walker to form a scout company from Company H from of one of the regiments of 6th Marine Division...

  • Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion
    United States Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion
    The United States Marine Corps's Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion, formerly Company, was a specialized team of Marines and Navy Corpsmen that performed clandestine preliminary pre-D-Day amphibious reconnaissance of planned beachheads and their littoral area within uncharted enemy territory for...

  • Observer Group
    Observer Group
    The Observer Group was a joint-United States Army/Marine Corps unit that was the first in the United States and Fleet Marine Force to be organized and trained specifically for amphibious reconnaissance...

  • Sino-American Cooperative Organization
    • Naval Group, China (NGC)
  • Naval Scouts and Raiders
  • Navy Combat Demolition Units (NCDU)
  • US Navy Beach Jumpers
    Beach Jumpers
    Beach Jumpers were U.S. Navy special warfare units, specializing in deception and psychological warfare.Beach Jumper volunteers were recruited for "prolonged, hazardous, distant duty for a secret project." Their identities and activities were very highly classified, since the slightest leak of...

  • Office of Strategic Services
    Office of Strategic Services
    The Office of Strategic Services was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency, and it was a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency...

    • 2641st Special Group
      2641st Special Group
      The 2641st Special Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Fifteenth Air Force, based at Rosignano Airfield, Italy...

    • 2671st Special Reconnaissance Battalion
    • 2677th Office of Strategic Services Regiment
    • US Army Air Forces Carpetbaggers
      Operation Carpetbagger
      During World War II, Operation Carpetbagger was a general term used for the aerial resupply of weapons and other matériel to resistance fighters in France, Italy and the Low Countries by the U.S...

    • OSS Detachment 101
      OSS Detachment 101
      Detachment 101 of the Office of Strategic Services operated in the China Burma India Theater of World War II. On January 17, 1946, it was awarded a Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation by Dwight Eisenhower, who wrote, "The courage and fighting spirit displayed by its officers and men in...

    • OSS Detachment 202
    • OSS Detachment 303
    • OSS Detachment 404
    • OSS Detachment 505
    • OSS Jedburgh Teams
      Operation Jedburgh
      Operation Jedburgh was a clandestine operation during World War II, in which personnel of the British Special Operations Executive, the U.S...

    • OSS Operational Groups (OG)
    • OSS Maritime Unit (MU)
      • OSS Maritime Unit, Operational Swimmer Group
    • OSS Weather Observers
  • Special Allied Airborne Reconnaissance Force
    Special Allied Airborne Reconnaissance Force
    In February 1945, when the defeat of Germany appeared imminent, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force was provided with a mandate for dispatching troops whose mission would be to secure the safety of Allied Prisoners Of War and to provide for their early evacuation.As a result of its...


Korean War
Korean War
The Korean War was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China , with military material aid from the Soviet Union...

  • Air Resupply And Communications Service
    Air Resupply And Communications Service
    The Air Resupply And Communications Service is an inactive United States Air Force organization. It was assigned to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.- Mission :The mission of ARCS was:...

    • 580th Air Resupply and Communications Wing (580th ARCS)
    • 581st Air Resupply and Communications Wing
      581st Air Resupply and Communications Wing
      The 581st Air Resupply and Communications Wing is an inactive United States Air Force wing. Its last duty assignment was at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.-Units:...

       (581st ARCS)
    • 582nd Air Resupply and Communications Wing
      582nd Air Resupply and Communications Wing
      The 582d Air Resupply and Communications Wing is an inactive United States Air Force wing. Its last duty assignment was at RAF Molesworth, England.-History:The 582d ARW was activated at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho on 24 September 1952...

  • Airborne Ranger Companies
  • Combined Command Reconnaissance Activities, Korea (CCRAK)
    • 6167th Air Base Group
      6167th Air Base Group
      The 6167th Air Base Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last duty assignment was at K-16 , South Korea during the Korean War.-History:...

      • 6167th Operations Squadron
      • B Flight, 6167th ABG
  • Detachment 1, 6160th ABG/22nd Crash Boat Rescue Squadron (CBRS), Korea Detachment
  • Joint Advisory Commission, Korea (JACK)
    Joint Advisory Commission, Korea
    The Joint Advisory Commission, Korea was a U.S. covert operations unit that participated in the Korean War.Operating under the direction of the Central Intelligence Agency, JACK was responsible for inserting and extracting U.S.-trained Korean agents into North Korea, conducting covert maritime...

  • Special Activities Group (SAG)
    • GHQ 1st Raider Company (Provisional)/8227th Army Unit
  • Unit 4 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), 5th AF/Special Air Missions (SAM) Detachment, 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), 5th AF
  • United Nations Partisan Infantry Korea
    United Nations Partisan Infantry Korea
    United Nations Partisan Infantry Korea , also known as the White Tigers, was a unit during the Korean War that was consolidated under the control of Eighth United States Army, Korea's 8th Army G-3 Miscellaneous Group, 8086th and 8240th Army Unit. The details about the undercover operation was made...

  • US Navy Special Operations Group, Korea

Vietnam War
Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of...

  • 46th Special Forces Company
  • 6499th Special Activities Group
    • Detachment 5, 6499th Special Activities Group
    • Detachment 6, 6499th Special Activities Group
  • Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
    Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
    Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols, or LRRPs , were special small four to six-man teams in the Vietnam War on highly dangerous special reconnaissance missions deep into enemy territory....

  • MIKE Force
    MIKE Force
    The Mobile Strike Force Command, or MIKE Force, was a key component of United States Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War. They served with indigenous soldiers selected and trained through the Civilian Irregular Defense Group and were led by American SF and Australian SAS...

  • Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group
    Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group
    Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War....

  • Phoenix Program
    Phoenix Program
    The Phoenix Program |phoenix]]) was a controversial counterinsurgency program designed, coordinated, and executed by the United States Central Intelligence Agency , United States special operations forces, and the Republic of Vietnam's security apparatus during the Vietnam War that operated...

  • Project 404/Palace Dog
    Palace Dog
    Palace Dog was a United States Air Force covert operation to support the Royal Laotian Government in its military operations during the Laotian Civil War portion of the Vietnam War. It, in tandem with the Raven FACs was partially—in fact, largely—responsible for Laos becoming the most heavily...

  • Project "Leaping Lena" (Vietnam War
    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of...

  • Project DELTA
    Project DELTA
    Project DELTA was one of three Greek letter special forces reconnaissance projects formed by the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, MACV during the Vietnam War to collect operational intelligence in remote areas of South Vietnam....

  • Project Sigma and Project Omega
  • Raven Forward Air Controllers
  • Tiger Force
  • US Navy Boat Support Units (BSU)

  • 1st Battalion, 245th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
  • 5th Force Reconnaissance Company
  • 6th Special Forces Group
  • 8th Special Forces Group
    8th Special Forces Group
    The 8th Special Forces Group of the United States Army was established in 1963 at Fort Gulick, Panama Canal Zone. The primary mission of the 8th SFG was counter-insurgency training for the armies of Latin America...

  • 11th Special Forces Group
  • 12th Special Forces Group
  • 55th Special Operations Squadron
    55th Special Operations Squadron
    The 55th Special Operations Squadron most recently was part of the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida. It operated MH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft in support of special operations.-History:...

  • 129th Air Commando Group
  • 129th Special Operations Aviation Company (SOAC)
  • 437th Combat Control Squadron
  • 617th Special Operations Aviation Detachment
  • 1730th Pararescue Squadron
  • Army Aviation Support Element (AASE), US Special Operations Command
  • Blue Light
    Blue Light
    Blue Light was a unit of the 5th Special Forces Group that existed into the early 1980s.According to Col. Charles Beckwith's memoirs, this counter-terrorist group was formed by U.S. Army Special Forces leadership who disagreed with or felt politically threatened by Beckwith's Delta Force, which...

  • HAL-3 "Sea Wolves"
    Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) Three
    Helicopter Attack Squadron THREE , nicknamed the “Seawolves” was an all volunteer Navy Squadron formed in support of Naval Special Warfare operations and Mobile Riverine Forces during the Vietnam War.-Beginnings of the Navy helicopter gunship:...

  • HAL-4 "Red Wolves"
  • HAL-5 "Blue Hawks"
  • Marine Corps Special Operations Command Detachment One (MCSOCOM-Det 1)
    MCSOCOM Detachment One
    Marine Corps Special Operations Command Detachment One , was a pilot program to assess the value of Marine special operations forces permanently detached to the United States Special Operations Command. It was commanded by Col. Robert J. Coates, former commanding officer of 1st Force Reconnaissance...

     (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  • Red Cell
    Red Cell
    Red Teams or Red Cells are U.S. government parlance for teams or units designed to test the effectiveness of U.S. tactics or personnel. "Red Cell" was purported to be a U.S. Navy SEAL team which had been organized to attempt to infiltrate and otherwise test the security of U.S...

    SEASPRAY was a clandestine U.S. Army special operations unit. Its existence within the U.S. Department of Defense was held secret insofar as it testifies to the close links between the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency....

  • Special Forces Groups Aviation Detachments
  • Special Warfare Aviation Detachments (SWAD)
    • 22nd Aviation Detachment (Special Forces)
    • 23rd SWAD (Surveillance)
    • 281st Assault Helicopter Company, Airmobile Light (AML)
  • Special Boat Unit 11 (SBU 11)
  • Special Boat Unit 13 (SBU 13)
  • Special Boat Unit 24 (SBU 24)
  • Special Boat Unit 26 (SBU 26)
  • Task Force 5 (forerunner of Task Force 11)
  • Task Force 11
    Task Force 11
    -World War II:During World War II, Task Force 11 was a United States Navy aircraft carrier task force in the Pacific theater.TF 11 was originally formed around , then her sister ship until she was disabled by a Japanese torpedo in January 1942, then Lexington again for the Battle of the Coral...

     (Operation Enduring Freedom)
  • Task Force 20
    Task Force 20
    Task Force 20 is a designation that has been used by at least two United States Department of Defense units.-United States Navy:Task Force 20 is one of the task force designators assigned to the United States Fleet Forces Command in the Atlantic, and was previously one of the task force designators...

    , Task Force 121
    Task Force 121
    Task Force 121 is an example of the United States' 'Joint Task Force' concept of conducting special operations. TF121 is a multi-service force commanded by U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Gregory L. Trebon. The spearhead of the force is a forty-man team made up of operators from the U.S. Army's...

     (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  • Task Force 98
  • Task Force 157 (Covert USN Intelligence unit)
  • Task Force Bayonet
    Task Force Bayonet
    Task Force Bayonet serves as a name for several military task forces throughout history:United States* The deactivated 193rd Infantry Brigade, last stationed in the Panama Canal Zone....

     (Operation Just Cause)
  • Task Force Ranger (Operation Gothic Serpent
    Operation Gothic Serpent
    Operation Gothic Serpent was a military operation conducted by special operations forces of the United States with the primary mission of capturing warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid...

  • Underwater Demolitions Teams (UDT)
  • US Army Special Operations Division
  • USAF Special Operations Combat Control Team (SOCCT)
  • US Coast Guard Drug Interdiction Assist Team (DIAT)
  • Yellow Fruit


  • Vietnamese Rangers
    Vietnamese Rangers
    The Vietnamese Rangers, properly known in Vietnamese as the Biệt Ðộng Quân, more commonly known as the ARVN Rangers, were the Rangers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Trained and assisted by American Special Forces and Ranger advisers, the Vietnamese Rangers infiltrated beyond enemy lines in...

  • LLDB
    Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces
    The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces were the elite military units of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam . Following the establishment of the Republic of Vietnam in October 1955, the Special Forces were formed at Nha Trang in February 1956...

  • Vietnamese Special Mission Service

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