The 2014-2015 edition of The Year in Special Operations provides an in-depth look at special operations forces (SOF) today, and includes stand-alone features on Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM), and United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), as well as international SOF. Marking their 25th anniversary, this year’s edition has a special focus on USASOC, with interviews with USASOC Commanding General Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland, USASOC Deputy to the Commander Richard M. Holcomb, ARSOAC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Clayton Hutmacher, and other leadership within the command.
SOF technology programs highlighted throughout the issue include SEAL surface and underwater mobility and SOF Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I)/SOCOM WIDE MISSION SUPPORT (SWMS).
And, as always we will have special dedicated stories that look at SOF history. This year’s history has a particular focus on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, with stories on the U.S. Army Rangers at Pointe du Hoc and British special forces at Pegasus Bridge.
The latest edition can be accessed and read online via this link.