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Diversity officer for Special Operations Command allowed back on duty
'Mr. Torres-Estrada’s potential to fill this important position.'
The Army is testing a piece of SOCOM’s ‘Iron Man’ suit for its next-generation squad weapon
The system is designed to enhance soldier's aim by stabilizing their weapon's barrel against unnecessary movement.
Special Forces doctor awarded for saving lives despite his own injuries following a motorcycle accident
"I'm sorry for bleeding on you, Doc."
How to build more resilient and innovative US special operations teams
U.S. special operations forces are at a breaking point. Here's how to fix them.
Special Operations Command is now ‘on par’ with the military services, Acting SecDef Miller says
'I have directed the special operations civilian leadership to report directly to me instead of through the current bureaucratic channels'
SOCOM is officially getting its hands on the new sniper rifle everyone in the US military wants
After months of testing, U.S. Special Operations Command is officially picking up a cache of fresh Mk 22 Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) sniper rifles from Barrett
The Army is on the hunt for a brand new machine gun to replace the M240
The Army has initiated an expansive study to identify a potential replacement for the M240 machine gun in soldier arsenals
SOCOM didn’t consistently document whether more than $800 million in gear met key performance metrics or not
U.S. Special Operations Command has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on specialized equipment that the command wasn't even sure met requirements, according to a new audit from the Defense Department inspector general
Army Special Forces colonel charged with five counts of sexual assault
Col. Kevin Russell is currently assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command
Lawmakers are once again fighting to save the A-10 Warthog from retirement
The Senate Armed Services Committee isn't keen on the U.S. Air Force's plans to retire legacy aircraft in favor of new technology, putting a stop to some proposed aircraft retirements and delaying others
US special operations forces are testing a ‘guaranteed hit’ smart rifle system in Syria
U.S. special operations forces are currently testing and evaluating a smart fire control and rifle sight system downrange in Syria, U.S. Special Operations Command says
SOCOM is reportedly eyeing a simplified version of the US military’s new favorite sniper rifle
The U.S. may have fallen in love with the Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) bolt-action multi-caliber sniper rifle from Barrett Firearms, but that doesn't mean that U.S. Special Operations Command isn't considering its options when it comes to long-range precision fires
US military snipers are amped to get their hands on the rifle that the Army, Marine Corps, and SOCOM all want
Speaking for a team of Army snipers, 1st Sgt. Kevin Sipes said of Barrett's bolt-action Multi-Role Adaptive Design that "there hasn't been any negative feedback. We are all excited to get that weapon system"
SOCOM is evaluating several new personal defense weapons for special operations forces
U.S. Special Operations Command is still in the market for a lightweight, compact personal defense weapon chambered in .300 Blackout
SOCOM is eyeing a fresh 6.5mm sniper weapon for longer-range kills
You can run, but you'll die tired
SOCOM wants a piece of the Army’s next-generation squad weapon
The 75th Ranger Regiment, Green Berets and other U.S. special operations ground forces will be equipped with the conventional Army's Next Generation Squad Weapons
This smart-soldier gear may succeed where SOCOM’s ‘Iron Man’ suit failed
U.S. Special Operations Command wants to equip small teams of operators with advanced smart-soldier gear to stay connected with intel assets anywhere in the world — even if they have to tap into commercial phone networks
SOCOM chief: Door-kickers are out, cyber operators are in
The future of U.S. special operations may no longer involve a gaggle of commandos busting through a door, according to U.S. Special Operations Command's top general, but 'cyber operators' tasked with bringing their unique set of tools to bear on adversaries
SOCOM is eyeing a new armored tactical vehicle
U.S. Special Operations Command is on the hunt for a brand new battlewagon.
SOCOM is eyeing a fleet of light attack aircraft for ‘armed overwatch’
U.S. Special Operations Command is looking to pick up 75 light attack aircraft to conduct "armed overwatch" missions in conjunction with ground forces, according to new solicitation
Inside SOCOM’s effort to build a ‘hyper-enabled operator’ who can outsmart the enemy at every turn
Rather than focusing on physical advantages like body armor or load-bearing exoskeletons, the so-called 'hyper enabled operator' of the future will be cognitively enhanced, able to "think better and think faster"
Your best (and worst) jokes about SOCOM’s new ‘third arm’ exoskeleton
Earlier this week, I reported that U.S. Special Operations Command was working on an articulated, gyrostabilized "third arm" to help enhance operator's accuracy downrange. Naturally, Task & Purpose readers responded with a barrage of dick jokes.
SOCOM’s ‘Iron Man’ suit may be dead, but its futuristic tech may end up in an armory near you
U.S. military officials may have abandoned their dreams of a powered armor straight out of Starship Troopers, but the futuristic components of America's first prototype combat exoskeleton could eventually end up on the arsenals of both U.S. special operations forces and conventional troops
SOCOM is working on a mechanical ‘third arm’ that may tout a drone-killing weapon system
U.S. special operations forces could eventually deploy with an articulated mechanical 'third arm' that could potentially detect, track, and classify incoming unmanned aerial systems
SOCOM is field testing lightweight body armor originally developed for its ‘Iron Man’ suit
U.S. special operations forces are currently field testing a lightweight combat armor designed to cover more of an operator's body than previous protective gear