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Afghanistan

Afghan National Army

  • Afghan National Army Commando Brigades

  • Afghan National Army Special Forces

Albania

Albanian Joint Forces Command

  • Special Operations Battalion (Albania)

Argentina

Argentine Air Force

  • Grupo de Operaciones Especiales

Argentine Army

  • Agrupación de Fuerzas de Operaciones Especiales

    • Regimiento de Asalto Aéreo 601

    • Compañía de Comandos 601

    • Compañía de Comandos 602

  • Tropas de Operaciones Especiales de Montaña

    • Compañía de Cazadores de Montaña 6

    • Compañía de Cazadores de Montaña 8

Argentine Marine Corps

  • Agrupación de Comandos Anfibios

Argentine National Gendarmerie

  • Grupo Alacrán

  • Grupo Monte

Argentine Naval Prefecture

  • Grupo Albatros

Argentine Navy

  • Agrupación de Buzos Tácticos

Armenia

Special Forces of Armenia

Australia

See also: Special forces of Australia;Special Operations Command[1]

  • 1st Commando Regiment[1][2]

  • 2nd Commando Regiment

  • Special Air Service Regiment (SASR)[1]

  • Special Operations Engineer Regiment

Austria

Austrian Army

  • Jagdkommando[3][4]

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Navy

  • 641st Special Warfare Naval Unit

Bahamas

Special Forces of the Bahamas

Bangladesh

  • Ministry of Home Affairs

    • Rapid Action Battalion, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency

    • DMPSWAT, counterterrorism, search and rescue

  • Bangladesh Army

    • President Guard Regiment, presidential and VVIP security

    • Special Security Force, specops, VVIP security

    • Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Bureau, troop detachment of military intelligence

    • Special Services Wing, details classified

    • Para Commandos (1st Para Commando Battalion)

  • Bangladesh Navy

    • Special Warfare Diving and Salvage, specops, search and rescue

    • ODD 71, details classified

  • Bangladesh Air Force

    • Directorate of Air Intelligence

Belarus

Armed Forces of Belarus

  • 5th Separate Spetznaz Brigade

Belgium

Belgian Land Component

  • Pathfinders

  • Special Forces Group[5][6]

Brazil

Brazilian Air Force

  • Para-SAR – Special Pararescue Unit- Highly trained paratrooper, trained in evasion and extraction, tactical rescue and survival in hostile environment.

Brazilian Army

  • Brazilian Special Operations Brigade – Brazilian army Special Forces and Commandos

    • 1º Batalhão de Forças Especiais

Brazilian Navy

  • COMANF – Batalhão Tonelero -Especial Operations Battalion -(Brazilian Marine commandos).

  • GRUMEC(Combat Divers Group)- (Unconventional warfare,counter-terrorism and Special reconnaissance).

Military Police

  • BOPE – Special Police Operations Battalion, is the elite special forces unit in the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State.

  • COT – Tactical Operations Command, special force of Federal Police.

  • Grupo de Ações Táticas Especiais – Special Tactics Actions Group, special force of São Paulo military police.

  • Rondas Ostensivas Tobias de Aguiar – Tobias Aguiar's Ostensive Patrols, special force of the São Paulo military police.

Bulgaria

  • 63rd Maritime Special Reconnaissance Force "Black Sea Sharks"

  • 68th Special Forces Brigade

  • SOBT

Cambodia

Royal Cambodian Army

  • 911 Special Forces

Canada

Main article: Canadian Special Operations Forces Command;Canadian Special Operations Forces Command

  • 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS)[7]

  • Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit (CJIRU)[8]

  • Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR)[9]

  • Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2)[10]

  • Task Force Arrowhead[11]

Chile

Main article: Special Forces of Chile;Chilean Air Force

  • Grupo de Fuerzas Especiales (Special Forces Group)

    • Agrupación Antisecuestros Aéreos (Air Counter-Terrorism Group)

    • Comandos de Aviación (Aviation Commandos)

    • Paracaidistas de Busqueda, Salvamento y Rescate (Parachute Search, Rescue and Recovery)

Chilean Army

  • Brigada de Operaciones Especiales "Lautaro"

    • 1º Batallón de Paracaidistas "Pelantaru" (1st Parachute Battalion "Pelantaru")

    • 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")

    • Grupo Especial de Montaña (Special Group Mountain)

Chilean Navy

  • Grupo de Abordaje y Registro de la Armada (GARA)

  • Comando de Fuerzas Especiales (Special Forces Command)

    • Buzos Tácticos de la Armada (Tactical Divers of the Navy)

    • Equipo de Intervención Rápida (Rapid Intervention Team)

People's Republic of China

People's Armed Police

  • Immediate Action Unit

  • Snow Leopard Commando Unit

  • Special Police Unit

People's Liberation Army Marine Corps

  • People's Liberation Army Marine Corps Special Operations Forces

People's Liberation Army Ground Force

  • People's Liberation Army Special Operations Forces[12]

  • Guangzhou Military Region Special Forces Unit

  • Chengdu Military Region Special Forces Unit, nicknamed "Falcon"

  • Beijing Military Region Special Forces Unit

  • Shenyang Military Region Special Forces Unit

  • Nanjing Military Region Special Forces Unit, nicknamed "Flying Dragon"

  • Nanjing Military Region Special Forces Unit, nicknamed "Oscar"

  • Lanzhou Military Region Special Forces Unit

    • Macau Quick Reaction Platoon

Colombia

Colombian Air Force

  • Agrupación de Comandos Especiales Aéreos (ACOEA)

Colombian National Armada

  • Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (AFEAUR)

Counterterrorism Urban Special Forces Group

  • Batallón de Fuerzas Especiales de Infantería de Marina (BFEIM)

  • Grupos Autónomos y Unificados por la Libertad y la Antiextorsión (GAULA). Special anti-kidnapping and anti-extortion units.

National Army of Colombia

  • Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (AFEAU) Anti-Terrorist Urban Special Forces Group. A joint service CT/Hostage rescue unit

  • Agrupacion de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas y Rurales (AFEAUR) Anti-Terrorist Urban and Rural Special Forces Groups

  • Brigada Contra el Narcotráfico

  • Brigada de Fuerzas Especiales

  • Fuerza de Despliegue Rápido (FUDRA)

  • Grupo de Acción Unificada por la Libertad Personal (GAULA). Special anti-kidnapping and anti-extortion units.

Costa Rica

Military of Costa Rica

  • Unidad Especial de Intervención - Special Intervention Unit UEI attached to the Presidency

Côte d'Ivoire

Military of Côte d'Ivoire

  • Rapid Intervention Battalion

Croatia

Croatian Army

  • Special Operations Battalion (BSD) (Bojna za specijalna djelovanja)

  • Military Intelligence Battalion (VOB) (Vojno-obavještajna bojna)

Military police

  • Special Military Police Company (SSVP) (Satnija specijalne Vojne policije)

Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary Navy

  • Desembarco de Granma

  • Formacion de Missiones Especial Naval

Cuban Revolutionary Army

  • Black Wasps – Tropas Especiales Avispas Negras

Cyprus

Cypriot National Guard

  • Special Forces Command (DKD)

Cyprus Navy

  • Underwater Demolition Command (OYK)

Czech Republic

Armed Forces of the Czech Republic (ACR)

  • 102. Průzkumný Prapor (102nd Reconnaissance Battalion)

  • 601st Special Forces Group

  • SOG - Útvar speciálních operací vojenské policie (Special Operation Group Of Military Police)

Denmark

Danish Home Guard

  • SSR – Special Support & Reconnaissance Coy[13]

Royal Danish Army

  • Jægerkorpset[14]

  • Protection Team[14]

Royal Danish Navy

  • Frømandskorpset[15]

  • Slædepatruljen Sirius

Ecuador

Ecuadorian Army

  • 9th Special Forces Brigade PATRIA

  • Counter-terror unit "GOE" (Grupo de Operaciones Especiales)

  • Counter-terror unit "GIR" (Grupo de Intervencion y Rescate)

  • Jungle Warfare Special Operations Iwia Battalion No. 60

  • Special Boat Detachments called Ratas de Río (engl. Sea Rats) or Fusileros Fluviales.

Egypt

Egyptian Army

  • Sai'qa Commando Regiments

  • Special Forces

  • Unit 777 Domestic Counter Terrorism

  • Unit 999 International Counter Terrorism

Egyptian Navy

  • Naval Commando Regiment

  • Egyptian Navy SEALs

El Salvador

Salvadoran Army

  • Comando Especial Anti-Terrorista

Estonia

Estonian Army

  • Estonian Special Operations Force

Finland

Finnish Army

  • Utti Jaeger Regiment

    • Erikoisjääkärit Special Jaegers

    • Laskuvarjojääkärit Airborne Jaegers

Finnish Border Guard

  • Southeast Finland Border Guard District

    • Erikoisrajajääkärit Special Border Jaegers

Finnish Navy

  • Gulf of Finland Naval Military Command

    • Raivaajasukeltajat EOD Divers

    • Taistelusukeltajat Combat Divers

France

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

First circle:

  • Bureau forces spéciales, reassembling :

  • FKSOD special ops

    • Commando parachutiste de l'Air n°10 (CPA 10)

    • Escadrille spécialisée hélicoptères 1/67 Pyrénées, reassembling to escadron d'hélicoptères 1/67 Pyrénées

    • Escadron de transport 3/61 Poitou

  • Brigade des Forces Spéciales Terre:

    • 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine (1er RPIMa)

    • 4e Régiment d'Hélicoptères des Forces Spéciales (4e RHFS)

    • 13e Régiment de Dragons Parachutistes (13e RDP)

  • Commandos-Marine:

    • Commando Jaubert

      • Escouade de contre-terrorisme et de libération d'otages

    • Commando Kieffer

    • Commando de Montfort

    • Commando de Penfentenyo

    • Commando Trépel

    • Commando Hubert

Second circle:

  • 17e Régiment du Génie Parachutiste (17e RGP)

  • Groupement des commandos parachutistes (GCP)

    • Chuteurs opérationnels

  • GIGN

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.

Georgia

  • Georgian Armed Forces

    • Special Forces Brigade

      • Special Operations Battalion

      • Rapid Response Battalion

      • Naval Special Operations Group

      • "Iverioni" Attack Battalion

      • Support Battalion

Germany

German Army

  • Fernspählehrkompanie 200

  • Kommando Spezialkräfte[16]

  • Special Operations Force Air Rotary Wing

German Navy

  • Kampfschwimmer[17]

Greece

Hellenic Army

  • 1st Raider/Paratrooper Brigade (1η ΤΑΞΚΔ-ΑΛ) including ETA (Special Paratrooper Detachment) and Z' MAK (Zeta Amphibious Raider Squadron)

Hellenic Navy

  • Underwater Demolition Command (OYK)

Hellenic Air Force

  • 31st Special Operations Squadron (31 MEE)

Guatemala

Guatemalan Army

  • Kaibiles

Hungary

  • HDF 34th ’László Bercsényi’ Special Operations Battalion

India

Main article: Special Forces of India

Indian Army

  • Para Commandos[18]

Indian Navy

  • MARCOS[19]

Indian Air Force

  • Garud Commando Force[20]

Indonesia

Indonesian Air Force

  • Paskhas

  • Den Bravo-90

Indonesian Army

  • Kopassus[21][22]

  • SAT-81 GULTOR

Indonesian Navy

  • Denjaka[citation needed]

  • Kesatuan Gurita[23][24]

  • Komando Pasukan Katak (Kopaska)[23][24]

  • Taifib[citation needed]

Iran

Iranian Army

  • Takavar

Revolutionary Guards

  • Quds Force

Iraq

Iraqi Army

  • Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF)

Ireland

Irish Army

  • Fianóglach[25]

Irish Naval Service

  • Naval Service Diving Section

Israel

See also: Sayeret;Israeli Air Force

  • Shaldag Unit[26]

  • Unit 669[27]

Israeli Army

  • Duvdevan Unit, undercover unit

  • Egoz Reconnaissance Unit

  • Sayeret Maglan

  • Sayeret Tzanhanim

  • Sayeret Golani

  • Sayeret Matkal[26]

  • Sayeret Yahalom

  • Alpinist Unit, mountain warfare unit

  • LOTAR Eilat - counter-terrorism unit

Israeli Navy

  • Shayetet 13[28]

Israeli Border Police

  • Yamas - the Israeli police special operations unit.

Other

  • Mista'arvim - alleged Israeli undercover units

  • Kidon - alleged assassination unit

Italy

Main article: Italian special forces;Carabinieri

  • Gruppo di Intervento Speciale (GIS)[29][30]

Italian Air Force

  • 17º Stormo Incursori (ex R.I.A.M., CCT)[29][31][32]

Italian Army

  • 4th Alpini Parachutist (Ranger) Regiment "Monte Cervino"

  • 9th Parachute Assault Regiment "Col Moschin"[29][31][33]

  • 26th Special Operations Helicopter Unit "Giove"

  • 185th Reconnaissance Target Acquisition Regiment "Folgore"

Italian Navy

  • Comando Subacquei ed Incursori (COMSUBIN)[29][31]

Japan

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

  • Special Forces Group

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

  • Special Boarding Unit

Japan Coast Guard

  • Special Security Team (SST)

Jordan

Joint Special Operations Command

  • 37th King Abdullah II Royal Special Forces Brigade

  • 101st Special Forces Battalion/Group

  • 71st Counter Terrorism Battalion

  • 5th Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah II Aviation Brigade

  • 61st Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR-61)

  • 81st Airborne Battalion

  • 91st Airborne Orientaion Battalion

  • 28th Prince Hussein Royal Rangers (Al-Saiqa)

  • 1st Royal Rangers Battalion

  • 2nd Royal Rangers Battalion

  • 3rd Royal Rangers Battaalion

Royal Jordanian Land Force

  • 30th Paratrooper Brigade(Hussein Bin Ali)

  • 15th Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Airborne Battalion

  • King Faisal Airborne Battalion

  • 20th Tariq Bin Zyad Airborne Battalion

Naval Special Forces

  • Royal Jordanian Navy Frogman Team

  • Royal Jordanian Navy Special Boat Unit

Kenya

Kenya Defence Forces

  • 20 Para Troopers elite commandos

  • Kenya Special Forces

  • Kenya Rangers Strike Forces

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Korean People's Army

  • Special Operation Forces

Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense

  • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

    • Defense Intelligence Command (DIC)

      • Army Intelligence Command (AIC)

      • Underwater Demolition Unit (UDU)

      • 20th Special Service Group

  • Defense Security Command (DSC)

  • Republic of Korea Air Force

    • Combat Control Team (CCT)

    • 6th Search and Rescue Group

  • Republic of Korea Army

    • Special Warfare Command

      • 707th Special Mission Battalion

  • Republic of Korea Navy

    • Naval Special Warfare Flotilla

      • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

      • Sea Air Land Team (SEALs)

      • Ship Salvage Unit (SSU)

      • Special Mission Unit (SMU)

      • Underwater Demolition Team (UDT)

    • Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC)

      • 1st Special Reconnaissance Battalion

Latvia

Latvian Army

  • Special Tasks Unit

Lebanon

Lebanese Army

  • Lebanese Commando Regiment

Lebanese Navy

  • Lebanese Navy SEALs Regiment

Lithuania

Lithuanian Special Operations Force

  • Anti-terrorism Force squad (ARAS)

  • Combat Divers Service (CDS)

  • Special Operations Element (SOG)

  • Special Purpose Service (YPT)

  • Vytautas the Great Jaeger Battalion (VGJB)

Malaysia

Malaysian Army

  • Grup Gerak Khas

    • 11th Gerak Khas Regiment

    • 21st Commandos

    • 22nd Commandos

Royal Malaysian Navy

  • PASKAL

Royal Malaysian Air Force

  • PASKAU

Royal Johor Military Force

  • JMF Elite Forces

Maldives

Maldives National Defence Force

  • Special Forces

Malta

Armed Forces of Malta

  • C (Special Duties) Company

  • Rapid Deployment Team

Mexico

Mexican Army

  • Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales

  • Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales del Alto Mando

  • Grupo Anfibio de Fuerzas Especiales

Mexican Navy

  • Fuerzas Especiales

  • Grupo De Alto Impacto

Morocco

  • Land Army:

    • 3 Commandos : Units Cobra, Aigle and Tigre

  • Royal Navy:

    • 2 Battalions : Al Hoceima and El Ayoune

  • Royal Gendarmerie:

    • Groupe d'intervention de la Gendarmerie royale (G.I.G.R)

Nepal

Nepalese Army

  • Shree Singha Nath Battalion (Commandos)

  • Shree Bhairavnath Battalion (Para Commandos)

  • Shree Mahabir Battalion (Rangers)

  • Shree Yuddha Bhairav Battalion (Special Forces)

  • Shree Yuddha Kavach Battalion (Special Forces C.T. Wing)

Netherlands

Netherlands Marine Corps

  • Maritime Special Operations Forces (MARSOF)

Royal Marechaussee (Netherlands gendarmerie corps)

  • Brigade Speciale Beveiligingsopdrachten (BSB)

Royal Netherlands Army

  • Korps Commandotroepen (KCT)

Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Vlucht 5 Special group of pilots that transport the MARSOF and KCT.

New Zealand

New Zealand Army

  • New Zealand Special Air Service (NZ SAS)[35]

Nigeria

Nigerian Navy

  • Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service (NNSBS)

Norway

Ministry of Defence

  • Forsvarets Spesialkommando (FSK)[36]

  • Hærens Jegerkommando (HJK)

  • Marinejegerkommandoen (MJK)[37]

Oman

  • Sultans Special Force

Pakistan

Pakistan Air Force

  • Special Service Wing (SSW)

Pakistan Army

  • Special Service Group (SSG)

  • Special Response Force (SRF) was inducted in April 2012 to strengthen the security of strategic nuclear assets.[38]

Pakistan Navy

  • Special Service Group Navy (SSGN)

  • Pakistan Marines Corps

Paramilitary

  • Pakistan Rangers Anti Terrorist Wing was founded in 2004.Trained by Pakistan Special Service Group Zarrar Battalion and had several war games with British Special Air Service in Karachi.

Panama

Panamanian Public Forces

  • Institutional Protection Service

Peru

Peruvian Army

  • 1st Special Forces Brigade (1ra Brigada de Fuerzas Especiales)

  • 3rd Special Forces Brigade (3ra Brigada de Fuerzas Especiales)

  • 26th Special Forces Group "Quevedo"

  • Special Forces Group "Puma"

Peruvian Navy

  • Fuerza de Operaciones Especiales

Philippines

Armed Forces of the Philippines

  • Presidential Security Group

Philippine Air Force

  • 710th Special Operations Wing[39]

Philippine Army Special Operations Command

  • 1st Scout Ranger Regiment[40][41]

  • Special Forces Regiment[42]

  • Light Reaction Battalion[43]

Philippine Coast Guard

  • Special Operations Group

Philippine Marine Corps

  • Philippine Marine Corps Force Recon Battalion[44]

Philippine Navy

  • Naval Special Warfare Group

Philippine CAFGU

  • Civilian Para-Military Forces

Poland

  • Wojska Specjalne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

    • Dowództwo Wojsk Specjalnych

      • Jednostka Wojskowa Agat

      • Jednostka Wojskowa Grom

      • Jednostka Wojskowa Formoza

      • Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów

      • Jednostka Wojskowa Nil

Portugal

Portuguese Army

  • Comandos[50]

  • Pathfinders Company

  • Operações Especiais (Rangers)[50]

Portuguese Navy

  • Destacamento de Acções Especiais (DAE)[51]

Romania

Ministry of Defense

  • Romanian Army:

    • Regimentul 1 Operaţii Speciale (The Eagles)

    • 528th Reconnaissance Battalion

    • Detaşamentul de Intervenţie Rapidă, DIR[52]

Russia

Main article: Spetsnaz*Russian Armed Forces

    • Russian Airborne Troops

      • 45th Detached Reconnaissance Regiment

    • Russian Navy

      • Russian commando frogmen battalions

    • GRU

      • Spetsnaz GRU

        • 3rd Guards Spetsnaz Brigade

        • Special Battalions Vostok and Zapad

        • Other Spetsnaz brigades

  • Federal Security Service (Russia)

    • Alpha Group

    • (S.O.S.) Special Operations Service

    • Vympel

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russia)

    • Internal Troops and OMSDON

      • Rus (special forces)

      • Vityaz (MVD)

      • Other OZNAZ units

    • Politsiya

      • OMON

      • SOBR

      • "Kadyrov's spetsnaz"

  • Ministry of Justice (Russia) spetsnaz

    • Saturn (detachment)

    • Other special units

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Army

  • 1'st Special Brigade

  • 64th Brigade

  • 66th Battalion

  • 85th Battalion

  • 88th Battalion

  • 91th Battalion

  • 99th Battalion

Serbia

[75] Serbian Armed Forces

  • [76] Serbian Army

    • [77] Special Brigade[53]

  • [78] Military Police Battalion "Cobras"

  • [79] Counter-terrorist Battalion "Falcons"

  • [80] 63rd Parachute Battalion

  • [81] 72nd Reconnaissance-Commando Battalion

Singapore

Singapore Army

  • Singapore Armed Forces Commando Formation (CDO FN)

  • Singapore Special Operations Force (SOF)

Republic of Singapore Navy

  • Naval Diving Unit (NDU)

Slovakia

Slovak Army

  • 5th Special Forces Regiment

Slovenia

Slovenian Armed Forces

  • Special Operations Unit (ESD – Enota za Specialno Delovanje)

  • Specialized Unit for Special Tactics (PEST – Posebna Enota za Specialno Taktiko) Military Police

  • Light Divers Platoon

South Africa

South African National Defence Force

  • Special Forces Brigade[54]

Spain

Spanish Air Force

  • Escuadrón de Zapadores Paracaidistas (EZAPAC)

Spanish Army

  • Mando de Operaciones Especiales[55]

Spanish Marine Corps [incidentally the oldest Marine Corps in the world]

  • Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial (FGNE) [56]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Army

  • Special Forces Regiment

    • Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol

  • Commando Regiment

Sri Lanka Navy

  • Special Boat Squadron

  • Rapid Action Boat Squadron

Sri Lanka Air Force

  • SLAF Regiment Special Force

Sweden

Swedish Armed Forces

  • Särskilda Operationsgruppen (SOG)

  • Särskilda Inhämtningsgruppen (SIG)

  • Särskilda Skyddsgruppen (SSG)

  • Kustjägarna (KJ)

  • Fallskärmsjägarna (FJS)

Switzerland

Swiss Army

Kommando Spezialkräfte KSK (Special Forces Command)

  • Army Reconnaissance Detachment (ARD 10)[57][58]

  • Fallschirmaufklärer Kompanie 17 (Parachute Reconnaissance Company 17)

  • Militärpolizei Spezialdetachement (Military Police Special Detachment)

Grenadier Kommando 1 (Grenadier Command 1)

  • Grenadier Battalion 20

  • Grenadier Battalion 30

  • Grenadier Battalion 40

Syria

Syrian Army

  • 14th Special Forces Division

Thailand

Main article: Special Forces of Thailand;Royal Thai Air Force

  • Royal Thai Air Force Commando Company

  • Royal Thai Air Force Pararescue

Royal Thai Army

  • Special Forces

Royal Thai Marine Corps

  • Marine Reconnaissance Battalion

Royal Thai Navy

  • Royal Thai Navy SEALs

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Republic of China Army

  • 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion

  • Special Operation Command

Republic of China Marine Corps

  • Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol Unit

Republic of China Navy

  • Underwater Demolition Units (UDU)/ Navy SEALs

Republic of China Air Force

  • Paratrooper Special Tactics unit

Turkey

Turkish General Staff

  • Maroon Berets (known as "Bordo Bereliler")

Turkish Air Force

  • Combat Search and Rescue (MAK)

  • AKİP commandos

Turkish Navy

  • Su Altı Savunma

  • Su Altı Taarruz

Turkish Gendarmerie

  • Gendarmerie Commandos (Jandarma Özel Asayiş Komutanlığı – JÖAK)

  • Gendarmerie Special Operations (Jandarma Özel Harekat – JÖH)

United Kingdom

British Armed Forces

British Army

  • 18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment

  • 22 Special Air Service [incidentally the grandfather of all modern special forces units]

  • 21 Special Air Service (Artists) (Reserve)
  • 23 Special Air Service
  • Special Reconnaissance Regiment

14 Intelligence Company

  • Pathfinder Group
  • 1 RIFLES
  • Royal Gurkha Rifles

Joint Service

  • Special Forces Support Group

1 PARA

F Coy Royal Marines

  • 3 Commando Brigade

Royal Air Force/Army Air Corps

  • Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing

7 Squadron RAF

657 Squadron AAC

658 Squadron AAC

  • No. II Squadron RAF Regiment

Royal Navy

  • Special Boat Service

  • Special Boat Service (Reserve)
  • Royal Marines Corps

40 Commando

42 Commando

43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

45 Commando

30 Commando Information Exploitation Group

1 Assault Group Royal Marines

United States

Main article: United States special operations forces

Venezuela

  • Special Operations Brigade "Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda"

Venezuelan Air Force

  • Special Operations Squadron

Venezuelan Army

  • 106 Special Operations Battalion

  • 506 Special Operations Battalion

Venezuelan National Guard

  • Special Actions Group (Grupo de Acciones Especiales)

  • Counter Extortion and Hostage Groups (Grupos Anti-Extorsión y Secuestros – GAES -)

Vietnam

Vietnam People's Army

  • Vietnam Commando (Đặc công Việt Nam)

Zimbabwe

Main article: Special Forces of Zimbabwe;Zimbabwe National Army

  • Boat Squadron

  • Combat Diving Unit

  • Special Air Service (Formerly Rhodesian)

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