Special Ops? What Are They?

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  1. Cain
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    I have had quite a few people ask me what all the special forces groups where in the military, and I decided to look them up, and get links for people to look at them more in-depth. Here you go, I went in order from largest to smallest.

    United States Army
    Special Forces (Green Berets): Special Forces Candidate (18X)

    75th Rangers: Ranger School

    160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

    Special Forces Link: Special Forces Candidate | GoArmy.com

    Rangers Link: 75th Ranger Regiment | GoArmy.com

    Aviation Link: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

    United States Navy

    Navy Seals

    Seals Link: Official U.S. Navy SEAL Information Web Site

    United States Air Force

    Para-Rescue Men
    Special Operations Weather
    Combat Control
    Tactical Air Control Party

    Para-Rescue Link: Pararescue Apprentice (males only) - Enlisted Careers - AirForce.com

    Special Operations Weather: Special Operations Weather Apprentice (males only) - Enlisted Careers - AirForce.com

    Combat Control Apprentice (males only) - Enlisted Careers - AirForce.com

    Air Control Link: Tactical Air Control Party Apprentice (TACP) (Males only) - Enlisted Careers - AirForce.com

    United States Marine Core

    Recon Marines

    Recon Link: Marine Force Recon
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    So far that I know, they recently opened up the Navy Seals for the Coast Guard to send people to train for, I found a article a while back that 4 were sent, 1 was injured, 1 failed, and 2 passed. I'll find the article if anyone wants it, I found it very interesting.

    I apologize for missing a group, if I did, I tried to find everything I could. I honestly didn't know the Rangers where considered special forces until I read a article about it. If I missed a group, well, post it on a reply, I'll add them. I also apologize if I didn't go as depth in some as others, I simply had already looked them up. The US Army & US Air Force I had bias since I had already looked them up way before when debating whether to try for them.
     
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    A lot of special operations are not acknowledged to exist for example Delta Force. I know of two others from open sources but they too officially do not exist.
     
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    Yea, I read about the Delta Force. I guess they will just have to receive credit from people who know them. I wonder if the CIA people should be put in that area too. Not sure.
     
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    Operations division certainly.
     
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    Thanks for mentioning them, I knew about Delta Force, but I never really think about the un-sung heroes that much. I guess it's amazing people volunteer for it. Of course most people say I am insane for volunteering for stuff I do lol, guess it's just who people are.
     
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