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The Army Home Page is provided as a public service by The Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army in coordination with Army Public Affairs.


Information (press releases, videos, photos, etc.) presented on the OSS History site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.



Requests from private enterprises to take, or use, footage for any commercial advertising or promotional purposes must be approved by the policy specialist at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at (703) 695-6108.


For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes only. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.


Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.


At the the OSS History site, we want all viewers to be able to experience the OSS story. We have and continue to strive to be sure all sections of the OSS History site are in compliance with Section 508 standards. If you find something that is not compliant, please let us know via the Contact Us link on the footer.


Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.


If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to us using the Contact Us link on the footer.

Cookie Disclaimer

The OSS History site does not use persistent cookies (persistent tokens that pass information back and forth from the client machine to the server). The OSS History site may use session cookies (tokens that remain active only until you close your browser) in order to make the site easier to use. The Department of Army , or USASOC, DOES NOT keep a database of information obtained from these cookies. You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but it may take you longer to fill out the same information repeatedly and clicking on the banners may not take you to the correct link. Refer to the help information in your browser software for instructions on how to disable cookies.

External Links Disclaimer

The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the U.S. Army, or USASOC, of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.



Link Disclaimer

Non-Government Web Sites

• In rare instances, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) may link to websites that are not government-owned or government-sponsored if these websites provide government information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official government website. USASOC provides these non-government websites as a public service only. USASOC neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these website links. Furthermore, USASOC neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in non-government website links.



• USASOC will not knowingly link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. Furthermore, USASOC reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims or does not support the mission and purpose of this USASOC website.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

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