- Special Operations Processes
- The processes for Special Operations define the activities to support the synchronization of special operations planning by the Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) in relative parallel with operational-level planning. Special operations are military activities conducted by specially designated, organized, trained, and equipped forces, manned with selected personnel, using unconventional tactics, techniques, and modes of employment. These activities may be conducted across the full range of military operations, independently or with conventional forces, to help achieve the desired end-state. Politico-military considerations may require clandestine or covert techniques and the acceptance of a degree of political or military risk not associated with operations by conventional forces. Special Operations deliver strategic or operational-level results or are executed where significant political risk exists.
- Function-specific Operations