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

DIVER DELIVERIES
Equipment used for covert insertion of USSOCOM operatives from submarines is undergoing a revamp under a current program initiative.

ADVISE AND ASSIST
NATO and other Western SOF operatives are playing a crucial role in training and supporting their counterparts in the Middle East in the fight against regional insurgencies.

THE HYDRATION EQUATION
While ongoing work on water purification technologies has broad applications across different military roles, certain projects and goals have significant implications for SOF units.

HEIGHT ADVANTAGE
The nature of airborne ISTAR and fire support for Special Forces on the ground is changing as new technologies expand the envelope of coverage.

Q&A
Lieutenant General Brad Webb Commander US Air Force Special Operations Command

MAINTAINING THE EDGE
What options are available to Special Forces operators looking to acquire advanced small arms to overmatch increasingly well-equipped adversaries?

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW
Kris “Tanto" Paronto

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