20th Special Forces Group (Airborne, ARNG)
Definition/Scope: The 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (20th SFG ABN (ARNG)) is a U.S. Army National Guard unit based out of Birmingham, AL. They are composed of the following attached units; Maryland ARNG, 2nd BN, 20th Special Forces Group Bravo Company, Detachment 2 Gunpowder Military Reservation Glen Arm, Maryland; Florida ARNG 3rd BN, 20th Special Forces Group (ABN) and the 3rd Battalion Support Company Camp Blanding (Starke), Florida; HQs, Service, Signal, and the MI Detachment; Company A, 3rd BN, 20th Special Forces Group (ABN) Ocala, Florida 1 Operational Detachment Bravo (SFODB) 6 Operational Detachments Alpha (SFODA); Company C, 3rd BN, 20th Special Forces Group (ABN) out of Ft. Lauderdale Brooksville, Florida. Their AOR includes the land mass of Latin America south of Mexico; the waters adjacent to Central America and South America; the Caribbean Sea, its 13 island nations, European and U.S. territories; the Gulf of Mexico; and a Portion of the Atlantic Ocean. It encompasses 32 countries (19 in Central and South America and 13 in the Caribbean) and covers about 15.6 million square miles. The region represents about one-sixth of the landmass of the world assigned to regional unified commands.
Acronym:20th SFG (ABN)
Narrower Terms:guerrilla warfare
Related Terms:10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)