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Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan National Army

Albania Albania

Albanian Joint Forces Command
  • Special Forces Battalion
  • Black Tigers
Albanian Navy
  • Naval Commandos

Argentina Argentina

Argentine Army
Agrupación de Fuerzas de Operaciones Especiales (Special Operations Forces Group)
Argentine National Gendarmerie
Argentine Naval Prefecture
Argentine Navy
Argentine Marine Corps
Argentine Air Force

Australia Australia

Australian Defence Force
Special Operations Command[1]

Austria Austria

Austrian Army

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Army

The Bahamas Bahamas

Royal Bahamas Defence Force
  • Commando Squadron

Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh Army
Bangladesh Navy
Ministry of Home Affairs

Belgium Belgium

Belgian Land Component

Brazil Brazil

Military Police
Brazilian Army
  • Brazilian Special Operations Brigade - Brazilian army Special Forces and Commandos
  • 3ª Companhia de Forças Especiais - 3° Special Forces Company - (Irregular Warfare specialists).
Brazilian Navy
  • GRUMEC(Combat Divers Group)- (Unconventional warfare,counter-terrorism and Special reconnaissance).
  • COMANF - Batalhão Tonelero -Especial Operations Battalion -(Brazilian navy commandos).
Brazilian Air Force
  • Para-SAR -Special Pararescue Unit- Highly trained paratrooper, trained in evasion and extraction, tactical rescue and survival in hostile environment.

Brunei Brunei

Brunei Army
  • Special Force Regiment

Bulgaria Bulgaria

  • 68th Brigade of Special Operations Forces
  • 63rd Maritime Special Reconnaissance Force "Blacksea Sharks"
  • CSAR Group, 24th Helicopter Airbase

Canada Canada

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command

Chile Chile

Chilean Army
  • Brigada de Operaciones Especiales "Lautaro"
    • 1º Compañía de Comandos "Iquique" (1st Commandos Company "Iquique")
    • 10º Compañía de Comandos (10th Commandos Company)
    • 13º Compañía de Comandos "Escorpión" (13th Commandos Company "Escorpión")
    • 1º Batallón de Paracaidistas "Pelantaru" (1st Parachute Battalion "Pelantaru")
    • Grupo Especial de Montaña (Special Group Mountain)
Chilean Navy
  • Comando de Fuerzas Especiales (Special Forces Command)
    • Buzos Tácticos de la Armada (Tactical Divers of the Navy)
    • Equipo de Intervención Rápida (Rapid Intervention Team)
    • Comandos de la Infanteria de Marina (Marines Commandos)
Chilean Air Force

People's Republic of ChinaChina

People's Liberation Army Ground Force
People's Liberation Army Marine Corps
  • Special Operations Forces Battalion

Colombia Colombia

Colombian Army
  • Fuerza de Despliegue Rápido (FUDRA)
  • Brigada Contra el Narcotráfico
  • Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (AFEAU) Anti-Terrorist Urban Special Forces Group. A joint service CT/Hostage rescue unit
  • Agrupacion de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroritas Urbanas y Rurales (AFEAUR) Anti-Terrorist Urban and Rural Special Forces Groups
  • Brigada de Fuerzas Especiales
  • Grupos Autónomos y Unificados por la Libertad y la Antiextorsión (GAULA). Special anti-kidnapping and anti-extortion units.
Colombian Navy
Colombian Air Force

Croatia Croatia

Croatian Army

Cyprus Cyprus

Cypriot National Guard
  • Special Forces Command
Cyprus Navy and Marine Police
  • Underwater Demolition Command

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Armed Forces of the Czech Republic (ACR)

Denmark Denmark

Royal Danish Army
Royal Danish Navy
Danish Home Guard

Egypt Egypt

Egyptian Army
Egyptian Navy
  • Egyptian Navy SEALs

Estonia Estonia

Estonian Army

Finland Finland

Finnish Army
  • Utti Jaeger Regiment
    • Laskuvarjojääkärit Airborne Jaeger Battalion
    • Erikoisjääkärit Special Jaeger Battalion
Finnish Navy
  • The Gulf of Finland Naval Military Command
    • Taistelusukeltajat Combat Divers
    • Raivaajasukeltajat EOD Divers
Finnish Border Guard
  • Southeast Finland Border Guard District
    • Erikoisrajajääkärit Special Border Jaegers

France France

Almost french special forces are attached to the Commandement des Opérations Spéciales (COS).

First circle:

  • Bureau forces spéciales, reassembling :
    • Commando parachutiste de l'Air n°10 (CPA 10)
    • Escadron de transport 3/61 Poitou
    • Escadrille spécialisée hélicoptères 1/67 Pyrénées, reassembling to escadron d'hélicoptères 1/67 Pyrénées

Second circle:

The COS doesn't recognize the "second circle"; it's a popular expression employed by members of units of that circle. There isn't official text which mentions the second circle.

Germany Germany

German Army (Deutsches Heer)
German Navy

Greece Greece

Hellenic Army
  • E.T.A (Special Paratrooper Detachment)
  • Z MAK (Zeta Amphibious Raider Squadron)
Hellenic Navy
Hellenic Air Force
  • 31st Special Operations Squadron (31 MEE)

Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemalan Army

Hungary Hungary

Hungarian Defence Forces
  • HDF 34th Special Operations Battalion "Bercsényi László"

Republic of Ireland Ireland

Irish Army
Garda Síochána

India India

Paramilitary forces of India
Indian Army
Indian Air Force
Indian Navy

Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian Army
Indonesian Navy
Indonesian Air Force
Indonesian National Police

Iran Iran

Iranian Army
Pasdaran

Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Army

Israel Israel

Israeli Army
Israeli Air Force
Israeli Navy

Italy Italy

Italian Army
Italian Navy
Italian Air Force
Carabinieri

Japan Japan

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Army)
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (Navy)

South Korea Korea, Republic of

Republic of Korea Army
  • Headquarters of Intelligence Detachment (HID)
  • Special Warfare Command
    • 1st Special Forces Brigade (Airborne)
    • 3rd Special Forces Brigade (Airborne)
    • 5th Special Forces Brigade (Airborne)
    • 7th Special Forces Brigade (Airborne)
    • 9th Special Forces Brigade (Airborne)
    • 11th Special Forces Brigade (Airborne)
    • 13th Special Forces Brigade (Airborne)
    • 707th Special Mission Battalion (707)
Republic of Korea Navy
  • Ship Salvage Unit (SSU)
  • 56 Special Warfare Corps
    • UDT/SEALs
    • ROKN Special Missions Group (Maritime Counter-terrorism)
  • Underwater Demolition Unit (UDU)
Republic of Korea Air Force
  • Combat Control Team (CCT)
  • Office of Special Investigation (OSI)
  • Special Air Rescue Team (SART)
Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC)
  • 1st Special Reconnaissance Battalion "Sharkmen"

Latvia Latvia

Latvian Army

Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuanian Special Operations Force
  • Special Purpose Service (SPS);
  • Vytautas the Great Jaeger Battalion (VGJB);
  • Combat Divers Service (CDS);
  • Special Operations Element (SOE)
Lithuanian Navy
  • Povandeninių Veiksmų Komandos (KJP)
Lithuanian Air Force
  • Special Operations Unit

Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese Armed Forces
Lebanese Special Operations Command
Lebanese Army
Lebanese Navy

Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian Armed Forces
Tenteradaratlogo.jpgMalaysian Army
Crest of The Royal Malaysian Navy.gifRoyal Malaysian Navy
Crest of the RMAF.gifRoyal Malaysian Air Force

Maldives Maldives

Maldives National Defence Force

Mexico Mexico

Mexican Army
Mexican Navy

Nepal Nepal

Nepalese Army
  • Shree Bhairavnath Battalion[Air Borne Specialist] (Para Commando)
  • Shree Mahabir Battalion [The Ranger]
  • Shree Yuddha Bhairav Battalion [Special Forces]

Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Army
Netherlands Marine Corps

New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand Army

Norway Norway

Ministry of Defence

Oman Oman

  • Sultans Special Force

Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan Army
Pakistan Navy
Pakistan Air Force

Peru Peru

Peruvian Army
Peruvian Navy

Fuerza de Operaciones Especiales (FOES)

Peruvian Air Force

Philippines Philippines

Philippine Army
Philippine Navy
Philippine Air Force

Poland Poland[42]

Polish Special Forces

Portugal Portugal

Portuguese Army
Portuguese Navy

Romania Romania

Ministry of Defense

Russia Russia

Russian Ground Forces
Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation

Serbia Serbia

Serbian Armed Forces

Singapore Singapore

Singapore Army
Republic of Singapore Navy

Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenian Armed Forces
Slovenian Police

Spain Spain

Spanish Army
Spanish Air Force
  • Escuadrón de Zapadores Paracaidistas (EZAPAC)
Spanish Navy
Guardia Civil

South Africa South Africa

South African National Defence Force

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Army
Sri Lanka Navy
Sri Lanka Air Force
Sri Lanka Police Service

Sweden Sweden

Category:Special forces of Sweden

Swedish Armed Forces

Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss Armed Forces
Swiss Army

Thailand Thailand

Royal Thai Army
  • Special Forces
Royal Thai Navy
Royal Thai Marine Corps
  • Marine Reconnaissance Battalion
Royal Thai Air Force
  • Royal Thai Air Force Commando Company
  • Royal Thai Air Force Pararescue

Republic of China Taiwan

R.O.C. Army
  • 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion
  • Army Aviation and Special Forces Command
R.O.C. Navy
  • Underwater Demolition Units (UDU)
R.O.C. Marine Corps
  • Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol Unit
  • CMC Special Service Company
R.O.C. Military Police

Turkey Turkey

Özel Kuvvetler Komutanlığı (Special Forces Command)
  • Özel Kuvvetler Komutanlığı "Bordo Bereliler" - (Special Forces Command Special Operations Units "Maroon Berets")
  • Muharebe Arama Kurtarma (MAK) - (Combat Search and Rescue)
  • Doğal Afetler Arama Kurtarma Tabur Komutanlığı (DAK) - (Natural Disasters Search and Rescue Battalion (NDSAR)) [57]
Kara Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı (Turkish Army)
  • Piyade Komando (Infantry Commando)
    • Piyade Hava Indirme Komando (Airborne Commando)
Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı (Turkish Gendarmerie)
  • Jandarma Komando (Gendarmerie Commando)
  • Jandarma Özel Harekat (Gendarmerie Special Operations)
  • Jandarma Özel Asayiş Komutanlığı (JÖAK) (Gendarmerie Special Security Command)
Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri (Turkish Navy)

Ukraine Ukraine

Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
  • Special Forces Alfa
Ukrainian Navy
  • Naval Spetsnaz

United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Army
British Royal Navy

United States United States

Central Intelligence Agency (Other Governmental Agency - OGA)

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

  • Air Force Element Special Operations Command
  • Army Aviation Support Element (AASE)
  • Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA)
  • Special Operations Command Central (SOCENT)
  • Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR)
  • Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH)
  • Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC)
  • Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR)
  • US Joint Forces Command, Special Operation Command (SOCJFCOM)

United States Air Force (AFSOC)


United States Army (USASOC)

Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC)

United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM)

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