Special Operations Forces
Definition/Scope: Those active and reserve component forces of the military Services designated by the Secretary of Defense and specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations. A special operations liaison team provided by the joint force special operations component commander to the joint force air component commander (if designated), or appropriate Service component air command and control organization, to coordinate, deconflict, and integrate special operations air, surface, and subsurface operations with conventional air operations.
Use:Special Forces Operational Detachment A
Used For:special forces
Broader Terms:military forces
Narrower Terms:Air Force special operations forces
Related Terms:10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)