Special Report

17 of America’s Most Elite Special Forces

US Army Special Forces
> Service branch: Army
> Also known as: Green Berets
> Type: Special operations forces
> Role: Counterinsurgency, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, security force assistance

Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen
> Service branch: Navy
> Also known as: SWCCs
> Type: Special operations forces
> Role: Insertion and extraction of personnel from Naval vessels, direct action, mobility in shallow water areas

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Combat Controllers
> Service branch: Air Force
> Also known as: CCTs
> Type: Special operations force
> Role: Specialized airmen providing air control and combat support

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DEVGRU / SEAL Team 6
> Service branch: Navy
> Also known as: Naval Special Warfare Development Group, DEVGRU, ST6
> Type: Special operation forces, special missions unit
> Role: Special operations, counterterrorism, hostage rescue, direct action, special reconnaissance

Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
> Service branch: Marine Corps
> Also known as: ANGLICO
> Type: Allied and foreign support
> Role: Direct support to Joint, Allied, Coalition and Special Operations forces and coordination and deconfliction required in air to ground support

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