Definition

Army special operations forces

Army special operations forces refer to those Active and Reserve Component Army forces which are designated by the Secretary of Defense that are specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations.  Also called ARSOF.

Category: Defense Terms
Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Tactical data link
    Tactical data link is a Joint Staff-approved and standardized communication link that ...
  • Operating stocks
    Operating stocks— Fuel required to sustain daily operations and ensure fuel availability ...
  • Ionizing radiation
    Ionizing radiation— particulate (alpha, beta, and neutron) and electromagnetic (X-ray ...
  • Node
    Node refers to 1. A location in a mobility system where a movement requirement is ...
  • Prisoner of war
    Prisoner of war is a detained person (as defined in Articles 4 and 5 of the Geneva Convention ...