SOF - Special Operations

Tri-national Special Forces Command announced

13th June 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands are to create a tri-national Special Forces Command. The command will be established under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the countries’ defence ministers at the NATO Defence Ministers meeting on 7 June.

The Composite Special Operations Component Command (C-SOCC) will participate in the NATO Response Force and could support NATO operations as well as other multinational missions.

The C-SOCC is scheduled to reach initial operational capability in 2019, and will be fully operational in 2021.

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said: ‘NATO recognised the need for this expertise when establishing our Special Operations Headquarters in Mons, Belgium. This tri-national initiative serves as an important reminder that Special Operations Forces today increasingly operate in a multinational context.’

NATO’s Special Operations Headquarters in Mons is providing advice and support for the development of C-SOCC, ensuring that it is developed in line with NATO doctrine and standards.

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