U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne)
Special Forces units perform seven doctrinal missions: Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Direct Action, Combatting Terrorism, Counter-proliferation, and Information Operations. These missions make Special Forces unique in the U.S. military, because they are employed throughout the three stages of the operational continuum: peacetime, conflict and war.
Special Forces Command’s Unconventional Warfare capabilities provide a viable military option for a variety of operational taskings that are inappropriate or infeasible for conventional forces, making it the U.S. military’s premier unconventional warfare force.
Foreign Internal Defense operations, SF’s main peacetime mission, are designed to help friendly developing nations by working with their military and police forces to improve their technical skills, understanding of human rights issues, and to help with humanitarian and civic action projects.
Often SF units are required to perform additional, or collateral, activities outside their primary missions. These collateral activities are coalition warfare/support, combat search and rescue, security assistance, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian de-mining and counter-drug operations.
Coalition warfare/support emerged as a result of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and continues today in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. This activity ensures the ability of a wide variety of foreign troops to work together effectively in a wide variety of military exercises or operations.
U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne)
2929 Desert Storm Dr. (Stop D)
Fort Bragg, NC 28310-9110
The USASFC(A) G-1 exercises primary responsibility for all matters pertaining to Human Resource management, for the Headquarters, five active component SFG(A)s, and two ARNG SFG(A)s. This includes unit administrative training, validating, and monitoring of personnel readiness for the United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne). Additionally, the G1 serves as the main liaison between USASOC G1 and the SFG(A) S-1s and coordinates with HRC and TSOC J-1s as required.
The USASFC(A) G-2 provides timely, accurate, and relevant intelligence and security-related advice and assistance to the USASFC(A) Commander, Staff, and seven subordinate Special Forces Groups. Monitor training and provide support required to ensure the readiness of SFG intelligence personnel, systems, and facilities.
The mission of the USASFC(A) G-3 is to direct, control, coordinate, and resource the Active Component and Army National Guard Special Forces Groups (Airborne) and Chemical Recon Detachments training, operations, readiness, and validations. It also coordinates the support and resources for the deployment of forces in support of the Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCCs), US Ambassadors, and other agencies as directed.
G6 mission provides information management advice, oversight, and assistance to the United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) USASFC(A) Commander. Staff and seven Special Forces Groups with regards to the management of information and information technology. Acts as the centralized information systems resource and operations management office for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command.
The ACofS, G-7, Force Management is the principal staff officer for the HQ USASFC(A), responsible for planning, evaluating, developing, prioritizing, and systemically managing force development and integration processes to include strategic planning, force structure, and force modernization.
The mission of the USASFC(A) Public Affairs Officer is to develop public affairs plans and procedures and provide public affairs guidance and counsel to the CG, USASFC(A) and his staff. The PAO also develops, supervises and facilitates command information, community relations, and media relations activities for the Command. In addition, the PAO is responsible for direct coordination with both subordinate and higher command public affairs offices on issues of significant interest to ensure coordinated messages are presented to the media.
The mission of the Protocol office is to advise and coordinate protocol support to the Commanding General, Deputy Commanding General and the leadership of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command in hosting official visits, conducting ceremonies and managing social events; provide guidance on universally accepted protocol and etiquette to the Command and the subordinate Special Forces Groups.
Protocol is defined as: “The set of rules prescribing good manners in official life and in ceremonies involving governments and nations and their representatives. It is the recognized system of international courtesy.” McCaffree and Innis
“Basically our protocol is a combination of etiquette and good manners blended with some of the rich traditions and courtesies of service life.” Vivian Lee Reynard
DA Pam 600- 60 – “Protocol is accepted practices developed among nations in the course of their contacts with one another. It is a combination of good manners and common sense which allows effective communication between heads of state and their representatives.”
The USASOC Surgeon’s office is organized to provide medical expertise as well as appropriately organize, equip, resource, train, develop and validate the highest quality medical personnel and medical capabilities needed to fully support all assigned ARSOF missions across the spectrum of military operations.
The mission of the USASFC(A) Ministry Team is to provide trained and resourced multi-composition Unit Ministry Teams (UMTs) to support SF missions, delivering professional ministry, spiritual leadership, and compassionate pastoral care to SF soldiers and their families in all environments.
The mission of the USASFC(A) Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is to provide fast, accurate, solution-oriented, and trustworthy legal advice, services and support to personnel in USASFC(A) and its subordinate commands in the areas of military justice, operational and international law, fiscal law, administrative law, legal assistance, and claims.
The USASFC(A) Office of the Engineer is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing engineer support to Army Special Forces Command. This office provides policy guidance and direction to the headquarters’ staff and major subordinate units in all aspects of engineering to include: engineer objective workforce, professional development; military engineer support to Army Special Forces units; engineer design and construction; facilities engineering; coordination and programming of MILCON requirements.
USASFC(A) Inspector General Mission Statement is to serve as the eyes, ears, and conscience of the USASFC(A) CG. Conduct thorough, objective, and impartial inspections, assessments, and investigations, and provide assistance and training while advising and helping commanders to maintain readiness, Army values, and effectiveness in order to promote well-being, good order, and discipline.
The mission of the USASFC(A) Retention Office is to provide Soldiers with the best career guidance possible, to maintain the strength of the command by reenlisting sufficient numbers of highly qualified Soldiers; and to enlist or transfer ETSing Soldiers into Reserve Component units. Additionally, to help maintain Army force alignment through the retention or reclassification of Soldiers in critical skills and to support special programs such as the “Direct OCS Selection” Program.
Primary Army National Guard (ARNG) Advisor to the Commanding General, USASFC(A). Principle duty is to advise the CG and staff on issues regarding ARNG Special Forces policy, operations, training, force modernization, manning, mobilization and logistics.
Perform as primary liason between USASFC(AO and the ARNG 19th and 20th Special Forces Groups (Airborne). Perform Executive Offficer duties for the Deputy Commanding General. Work with outside agencies in staffing ARNG SF unit issues and initiatives. Scope of dutes require attendance at Active Component and ARNG conferences, traininig exercises and other events in order to facilitate USASFC (A) vision and Title 10 oversight responsibilities.
ARNG Advisor: 910-432-5781 (DSN: 239-5781)
Senior Enlisted Advisor: 910-432-6792 (DSN: 239-6792)
The mission of the USASFC(A) Family Programs Specialist is to provide training, guidance and resources to all USASFC(A) units in conjunction with unit FRGs on Family Readiness Programs during peace and wartime operations.