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TechNet South 2012: USSOCOM spotlight on Joint Communications Unit

11th July 2012 - 18:17 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Tampa


Among the organizations in the spotlight at this week’s TechNet Land Forces – South gathering in Tampa, Florida, is the Joint Communications Unit. An element of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the unit is composed of specially selected military communicators who receive special duty assignments within the special operations arena.

According to JCU Recruiter John Sullivan, the unit also conducts test and evaluation for special operations forces.

‘We test new [communications] gear that might be introduced into elements within USSOCOM,’ he explained. ‘And this show provides us with an opportunity to get with vendors. We want to see what

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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