Tag Archives: U.S. Special Operations Command

Ashton Carter Announces New Members of Defense Innovation Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the three new members of a board that will work to facilitate a “culture of innovation” in the areas of technology, people and operations across the Defense Department, DoD News reported Friday. Carter told Defense One Tech Summit attendees in Washington that retired Navy Adm. William …

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Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman Nominated Special Operations Command Deputy Leader

President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command commander, for a new assignment as deputy commander at U.S. Special Operations Command  for a promotion to the lieutenant general rank and an The Defense Department said Tuesday Obama also designated Osterman for a promotion in rank to lieutenant general. …

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Socom Chief Raymond Thomas: Transregional Network Key in Anti-Terrorist Campaign

Raymond Thomas, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, has said transregional cooperation between special operations forces worldwide is key in efforts to defeat militant groups such as the Islamic State organization, Defense News reported Monday. Thomas told an audience at the Middle Eastern Special Operations Commanders Conference that USSOCOM looks to build on …

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Gen. Raymond Thomas Succeeds Gen. Joseph Votel as SOCOM Commander

Outgoing U.S. Special Operations Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel has handed over the reins to successor Gen. Raymond Thomas during a change-of-command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Thomas will oversee SOCOM’s operations and approximately 70,000 military and civilian personnel as Votel assumes leadership of U.S. Central Command. …

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US Military Leaders Set Strategies to Defeat Islamic State Group

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. have met with other military commanders to discuss strategies on how to conquer the Islamic State organization, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter, Dunford, U.S. Central Command head U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III and U.S. …

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DARPA Tests Air-Ground Coordination Function of PCAS System on A-10

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted tests on a prototype of its Persistent Close Air Support system onboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II to demonstrate air-ground coordination during close air support operations. DARPA said Thursday the demonstration flights focused on the communication and synchronization between a ground-based joint terminal attack controller and a …

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