Special Report

17 of America’s Most Elite Special Forces

Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team
> Service branch: Marine Corps
> Also known as: FAST
> Type: Security force
> Role: Part of Marine Corps Security Force Regiment (counterterrorism) and capable of rapid deployment

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1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
> Service branch: Army
> Also known as: Delta Force, 1st SFOD-D, Combat Application Group (CAG), “The Unit”
> Type: Special mission unit
> Role: Special operations including direct action, counterterrorism, hostage rescue, urban warfare, reconnaissance

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Navy SEALs
> Service branch: Navy
> Also known as: SEALs
> Type: Special operations force
> Role: Special operations, special warfare, direct action, counterterrorism, special reconnaissance, amphibious reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, hostage rescue, underwater reconnaissance and demolition

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Pararescuemen
> Service branch: Air Force
> Also known as: Pararescue Jumpers (PJs), STTs – AFSOC’s Battlefield Airmen
> Type: Special operations force
> Role: Combat search and rescue and medicine

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

75th Ranger Regiment
> Service branch: Army
> Also known as: Army Rangers
> Type: Light infantry special operations unit
> Role: Airborne / air assaults, direct action raids, counterterrorism

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