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USSOCOM highlights transition and transformation

6th April 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Tampa, FL


In a keynote address at the March 2019 Global SOF Foundation US Symposium in Tampa Bay, FL, Vice Admiral Tim Szymanski, Deputy Commander, USSOCOM, highlighted an environment of transition and transformation as he described a number of activities underway within the command.

Critical Partnerships

Szymanski began his presentation by emphasizing the importance of international SOF partnerships, the expansion of those relationships within the command, and the significance of those associations to a growing global SOF network.

“We realize that we've been in a counter-terrorism (CT) fight for upwards of two decades now,” he said. Crediting former USSOCOM commanders for a

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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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