U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress Updated February 22, 2021

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(Editor’s Note: Important discussions on civilian oversight of SOF and the review of the MOA on SOF support to the CIA, to include support to paramilitary activities)

Contents
Background ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1
Overview………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
Command Structures and Components…………………………………………………………………………. 1
Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) …………………………………………………….. 1
Additional USSOCOM Responsibilities……………………………………………………………………….. 2
Army Special Operations Command…………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Air Force Special Operations Command ………………………………………………………………………. 4
Naval Special Warfare Command ………………………………………………………………………………… 5
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC)……………………………… 5
MARSOC to Consolidate at Camp Lejeune, NC………………………………………………………. 6
Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)………………………………………………………………….. 6
Civilian Oversight of USSOCOM …………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Acting Secretary of Defense Miller Announces Implementation of Section 922,
FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 114-328) ………………………………………… 7
DOD Review of DOD and USSOCOM Support to the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
Potential Issues for Congress…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
Acting Secretary of Defense Miller’s Decision on the Status of ASD (SOLIC)………………….. 8
DOD Review of DOD and USSOCOM Support to the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
Contacts
Author Information………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9

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