Special Operations Forum is the most widely distributed special operations-specific publication in the world.

It provides the most comprehensive coverage of the people, technologies, innovations and events that shape the special operations community and global security.

Shephard's team of expert journalists covers the full spectrum of equipment, procurement, tactics, techniques and procedures, and it features exclusive interviews with senior SOF commanders from around the globe.

1. Jan-Feb 2017

Cover Q&Q

Lt. Gen. Marshall B. "Brad" Webb
Commander, US Air Force Special Operations Command

Special Focus

Staff Brig. Gen. Musallam Mohamed Saeed Al-Rashedi
Commander, Special Operations Command, Presidential Guard, UAE

Features

Middle East Special Forces

Swimmer Delivery Systems

Making Drinkable Water

Individual Assault Rifles

Distribution:

IDEX

2. Mar/Apr 2017

Cover Q&A

BG John R. Evans, Jr.Commander, US Army
Special Operations Aviation Command

Special Focus

Brig Gen Jaime Iniguez Andrade, Commander

Joint Special Operations Command, Spain

Features

SOF Tactical Communications

Close Air Support Options

Latin American SOF

Individual Weapon Sights

Distribution:

AUSA Global

Sea-Air-Space

Quad A Mission Solutions

LAAD

SOFINS

3. May/Jun 2017

Cover Q&A

James F. Geurts
US Special Operations Command Acquisition Executive

Special Focus

Maj Gen Jørgen Høll, Commander,
Special Operations Command Denmark.

Features

Tackling Subterranean Operations

Geospatial Tools for SOF

The EOD/Counter-IED World

Sniper Weapons, Gear and Optics

Distribution:

SOFIC

Paris Air Show

ISDEF

4. Jul-Aug 2017

Cover Q&A

Gen. Raymond A. “Tony" Thomas, III
Commander, US Special Operations Command

Special Focus

Col Piotr Gasta
Commander, GROM Unit, Poland

Features

Mobile SATCOM

Cold Weather Gear

Navigation in Denied Space

Bunker/Heavy Target Killers

Distribution:

MSPO

5. Sep-Oct 2017

Cover Q&A

Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III
Commander, US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Special Focus

Maj Gen James Criswell
Director, Special Forces, UK

Features

Global Night Vision

SOF Ground Mobility

Sniper/Shot Detection

Tagging, Tracking and Locating

Distribution:

DSEI

Modern Day Marine

AUSA Annual

6. Nov-Dec 2017

Cover Q&A

Commander, US Naval Special Warfare Command

Special Focus

Commander, Republic of Korea Army Special Operations Command

Features

SOF Handguns and Personal Weapons

Target Identification

TALOS Technology

Body Armour

Distribution:

D&S Bangkok

Milipol Europe

I/ITSEC

Gulf Defence

SUBSURFACE TENSION
Taking the fight to insurgents and other hostile elements in tunnel and cave complexes requires a highly tailored approach in terms of tactics and planning.

A CHANGING THREAT
IEDs continue to proliferate, and their disposal is an ongoing theme within the SOF community, which is witnessing continual development of tactics, training and hardware.

GEOSPATIAL APPRAISAL
Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) has come of age in the 21st century, as network-enabled technology and high-fidelity, more ubiquitous sensors become ever more deeply integrated with the time-honored traditions and science of map-making.

Q&A
James F. “Hondo” Geurts, USSOCOM Acquisition Executive

AIMING TO SUCCEED
Modular rifle systems, modifiable for different missions, are increasingly seen as the preferred solution for SOF snipers.

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW
Lieutenant General Joseph Peterson (Ret)

INTERVIEWS
• MAJOR GENERAL JØRGEN HØLL, Commander, Special Operations Command, Denmark 21
• BRIGADIER GENERAL ALI SAIF AL KAABI, Commander, UAE Special Operations Command

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