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The U.S. Special Forces Quiz
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The United States trains thousands of service members who perform covert or special missions of critical importance. How much do you know about U.S. Special Forces and their operations?

The 24th Special Tactics Squadron is special because of which characteristic?

  • It attaches to other special forces teams to help them complete missions.
  • It features solders who can both defuse and build bombs.
  • It is the only special forces unit from the Air Force.

The 75th Ranger Regiment is an elite raiding force from which branch of the military?

  • Marine Corps
  • Army
  • Air Force

What was a precipitating event for the creation of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which oversees all special forces?

  • Iran hostage crisis
  • Vietnam war
  • Korean war

What was the first joint operation that SOCOM helped to coordinate?

  • Invasion of Grenada
  • protecting ships during Iran-Iraq War
  • Invasion of Panama

SOCCENT is the operations command in charge of special operations in which geographical area?

  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Central America

SOCOM commanded Operation Provide Relief, in which teams helped move food to citizens in which war-torn country?

  • Nigeria
  • Somalia
  • Sudan

"Of Their Own Accord" is the motto of which special forces unit?

  • 7th Ranger Regiment
  • 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
  • Navy SEALs

Members of which special forces unit are often referred to as "operators?"

  • Aviation Tactics and Evaluation Group
  • Navy SEALs
  • Delta Force

Navy SEALS endure some of the hardest training in special forces. About what percentage of soldiers drop from the training course?

  • about 65%
  • about 50%
  • about 75%

Special forces often engage in JCET training, which stands for what?

  • Joint Committed Engagement Training
  • Joint Covert Engagement Training
  • Joint Combined Exchange Training

The special forces group called Green Berets is a branch of which part of the military?

  • Air Force
  • Navy
  • Army

Which special forces team captured Abu Anas al-Libi in Libya in 2013?

  • Delta Force
  • Navy SEALs
  • Green Berets

Since the start of the war on terror, the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) has mostly been deployed where?

  • It hasn't been deployed.
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan

The Night Stalkers are known primarily for which skill set?

  • conducting mountain raids
  • flying helicopters
  • night assaults

Under which branch of military does the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment exist?

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

"The Activity" is a nickname for a special forces unit that primarily focuses on which efforts?

  • Meteorology
  • Intelligence
  • Direct assault

In March 2014, what did Navy SEALs seize from Libyan hijackers?

  • Convoy of oil tanker trucks
  • An oil tanker
  • Airliner

Which special forces teams train in a course called "Operation Guile Strike?"

  • Marine special forces
  • Navy special forces
  • Army special forces

To how many countries did special operations forces deploy in 2014?

  • 73
  • 133
  • 152

Which special forces group has been referred to as Gray Fox, Torn Victor, Centra Spike and other code names?

  • ISA
  • Delta Force
  • Green Berets

What is one of the primary purposes of Combat Controllers during a battle?

  • air traffic control
  • coordinating combat groups
  • providing communication between special forces units

Force RECON, which assists with reconnaissance for some special forces operations, is organized into which branch of the military?

  • Air Force
  • Marine Corps
  • Army

In 2014, special operations forces were leading about how many missions in Afghanistan every month?

  • 25
  • 90
  • 150

Which special forces group members are often called "Raiders?"

  • Army special forces
  • Navy special forces
  • Marine Corps special forces

The "Raiders" name honors special forces teams from which conflict?

  • WWII
  • Vietnam
  • WWI

Special Operations Weather Technicians are part of which military branch?

  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Army

Where did the Marine Corps special forces first deploy?

  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Cuba

Where is the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course?

  • Fort Bragg
  • Coronado, Calif.
  • Fort Benning

"Eyes Forward" is the motto of which special operations group?

  • Force RECON
  • Special Operations Weather Technicians
  • Delta Force

Which special forces unit wears tan berets?

  • Rangers
  • Green Berets
  • Navy SEALs