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NSW conducts interop with CSS11 - West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators assemble a combatant rubber raiding craft near the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772) during fleet interoperability training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NSW is the nation’s elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet’s reach and gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict.

Naval Special Warfare, Submarine Squadron 11 Display Fleet Lethality

Naval Special Warfare, Submarine Squadron 11 Display Fleet Lethality

West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators participated in fleet interoperability training off the coast of Southern California June 24, focusing on increasing warfighting capabilities in the maritime domain.

Capt Eric Skalski_Official Portrait - Capt Eric Skalski_Official Portrait

CTF-66 Deputy Commander Assumes Bull Frog Mantle for NSW

CTF-66 Deputy Commander Assumes Bull Frog Mantle for NSW

Capt. Eric Skalski, deputy commander of Commander Task Force (CTF) 66, officially assumed the title of the Naval Special Warfare Community’s 19th Bull Frog on May 1, 2024. Skalski succeeded retired Cmdr. Joseph Burns, who had served as NSW’s 18th Bull Frog since Jan.19, 2023, until his recent retirement.

NATO Special Operations Forces Secure the Baltic - LITHUANIA (May 28, 2024) East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) conduct medical evacuation training with Lithuania Special Operators as part of Flaming Sword 24, which brought together NATO Special Operations Forces from six Allied nations, to test their readiness to conduct operations in response to increased aggression against its allies. Flaming Sword 24 allows special operations forces to enhance their warfighting skills, build interoperability, ensure readiness, and demonstrate the capability of ready and postured special operations forces within the European theater. Naval Special Warfare Group TWO produces, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations forces to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence in support of U.S. national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Trey Hutcheson)

NATO Special Operations Forces Secure the Baltic

NATO Special Operations Forces Secure the Baltic

NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) from six Allied nations recently completed Exercise Flaming Sword 24 in Lithuania, showcasing the Alliance's commitment to warfighting cooperation, collaboration, and interoperability in the Baltic region. The primary purpose of the exercise was to train and test the readiness of NATO SOF units to conduct operations in response to increased aggression against its Allies.

Naval Special Warfare Dedicates Normandy NCDU, S&R Monument Park - NORMANDY, France (May 30, 2024) Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, delivers remarks during a dedication ceremony for the opening of the Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU) and Scouts and Raiders (S&R) Monument Park, May 30. The park honors the legacy of NCDU and S&R during the D-Day Normandy invasion. NSW is the nation’s premiere maritime special operations force and is uniquely positioned to extend the fleet’s reach and deliver all-domain options for naval and joint force commanders. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Fiori-Puyu)

Naval Special Warfare Dedicates Normandy NCDU, S&R Monument Park

Naval Special Warfare Dedicates Normandy NCDU, S&R Monument Park

Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, delivered remarks during a ceremony to dedicate the Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU) and Scouts & Raiders (S&R) Monument Park at Omaha Beach, May 30.

Vice Adm. Collin Green, Deputy Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, is piped ashore, for the last time, during his retirement ceremony at Naval Special Warfare Command. - Vice Adm. Collin Green, Deputy Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, is piped ashore, for the last time, during his retirement ceremony at Naval Special Warfare Command. Green celebrated 38 years of Naval service in the presence of family, friends, and teammates. Naval Special Warfare is the U.S. Navy’s special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet's reach and gain access for the Joint Force in strategic competition.

SOCOM Deputy Commander Retires After 38 Years of Distinguished Service

SOCOM Deputy Commander Retires After 38 Years of Distinguished Service

Commander, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command hosted a retirement ceremony for Vice Adm. Collin Green at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, May 3, 2024, to celebrate 38 years of service.

NSW Vietnam veterans are welcomed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport during an Honor Flight. - BALTIMORE (April 26, 2024) Frank Toms, a Naval Special Warfare Vietnam veteran, receives a warm welcome after landing at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as part of Honor Flight San Diego's "Tour of Honor," April 28, 2024. A small group of former SEALs and members of Naval Special Warfare's (NSW) active force volunteered to serve as "guardians" for 90 NSW Vietnam veterans on a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., honoring their service and visiting the memorials built for their sacrifice. The trip included visits to the WW II, Lincoln, Korea, Vietnam, Navy, and Marine Corps Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery, all arranged by the Honor Flight Network. NSW is the nation's premiere maritime special operations force and is uniquely positioned to extend the fleet's reach and deliver all-domain options for naval and joint force commanders. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ramon Go)

Honoring Our Heroes: Naval Special Warfare Veterans’ Honor Flight Journey to DC

Honoring Our Heroes: Naval Special Warfare Veterans’ Honor Flight Journey to DC

Ninety Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Vietnam War veterans and their accompanying “guardians” flew to Washington D.C. for Honor Flight San Diego’s (HFSD) “Tour of Honor,” April 26-28.

Naval Special Warfare Remembers Two Fallen SEALs - 240418-N-GR718-1403 A Naval Special Warfare Operator stamps a trident onto a wooden plaque during a memorial service for Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher Chambers and Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram at Silver Strand Training Complex in Coronado, Calif, April 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea D. Meiller)

Naval Special Warfare Remembers Two Fallen SEALs

Naval Special Warfare Remembers Two Fallen SEALs

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers and Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram were honored during a memorial service at the Silver Strand Training Complex, April 18.

NAVSCIATTS Strategic Leaders Course supporting Women, Peace, and Security Principles - 240404-N-TI567-1019 STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) officers Lt. Col. Karin Wareing, Maj. Lakyra Pharms, and Maj. Shannon Goans, all assigned to U.S. Marine Forces South and Reserve in New Orleans; and Megan Natter, strategy, resources, and integration lead with the Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy (Intelligence and Security) Victor Minella’s office, participate in a Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) panel discussion at the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, on April 4. The panel provided Strategic Leaders International Course partner nation officers from Cameroon, Djibouti, Cyprus, Ghana, Croatia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Latvia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Thailand, Tunisia, and Zambia with the opportunity for a broader discussion on WPS with their personal views and leadership experiences within the day-to-day realities of leading in the USMC and within the executive services of the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Angela K. Fry)

Empowering Leadership: NAVSCIATTS Strategic Leaders Course supporting Women, Peace, and Security Principles

Empowering Leadership: NAVSCIATTS Strategic Leaders Course supporting Women, Peace, and Security Principles

In an era marked by global challenges, the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS), Naval Special Warfare Command’s security cooperation training center, recognizes that addressing all aspects of a society is not simply a matter of equity, but rather a matter of strategic importance.

Royal Thai Navy Special Warfare Command, Naval Special Warfare Conduct Joint Training Exercise - SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 29, 2024) – Capt. Wuttikrai Hundee, Deputy Commander, Royal Thai Navy Group 1, speaks to West Coast-based U.S. Naval Special Warfare operators and members of the Royal Thai Navy Special Warfare Command during the closing ceremony of a joint combined training exchange between U.S. and Thailand forces. Naval Special Warfare is the nation's elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet's reach and ensure readiness for future security challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea D. Meiller)

Royal Thai Navy Special Warfare Command, Naval Special Warfare Conduct Joint Combined Training Exchange

Royal Thai Navy Special Warfare Command, Naval Special Warfare Conduct Joint Combined Training Exchange

A West Coast-based U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Unit conducted joint combined exchange training (JCET) with members of the Royal Thai Navy Special Warfare Command (RTN SWC) from Jan. 28 – Feb. 29, 2024.

Naval Special Warfare, Republic of Korea Naval Special Warfare Flotilla Conduct Joint Training Exercise - CHINHAE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (Feb. 8, 2024)Republic of Korea Navy Special Warfare Operators are transported by speed craft to the start point in preparation for a reconnaissance training exercise with U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators. Naval Special Warfare is the nation's elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet's reach and gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deighton Saint-Cyr)

Republic of Korea Naval Special Warfare Flotilla Conduct Joint Training Exercise

Republic of Korea Naval Special Warfare Flotilla Conduct Joint Training Exercise

Members of the Republic of Korea Naval Special Warfare Flotilla (ROK-NSWF) conducted joint combined exchange training (JCET) with a U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Unit from Feb. 1 to Feb. 27, 2024.

East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operator (SEALs) and Norwegian Naval Special Operations Commandos are pictured next to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767). - ARCTIC OCEAN (March 9, 2024) East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operator (SEALs) and Norwegian Naval Special Operations Commandos are pictured next to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) while two MH-47G Chinook helicopters, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), hover overhead during an joint submarine/special operations forces integration exercise designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment March 9, 2024, as part of Arctic Edge 24. Arctic Edge provides Special Operations Command North the opportunity to test a range of capabilities and response options to deter, disrupt, degrade, and deny competitor activity in the Arctic in support of globally integrated layered defense and deterrence of the homeland. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeff Atherton. Image altered to conceal unit flags for operational security.)

400+ Allied, Joint Special Operations Forces Secure the Arctic

400+ Allied, Joint Special Operations Forces Secure the Arctic

Recognizing the importance of the Arctic region to defense of the homeland from potential adversarial threats, elite special operations forces from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and the United Kingdom recently concluded high-impact training events throughout the pan-Arctic region, stretching from Alaska, in the Arctic Circle, across Canada and into Greenland. Arctic Edge 24, a U.S. Northern Command exercise, brought together more than 400 special operations forces (SOF) to integrate, share lessons and refine their tactical effectiveness in diving operations, fast-roping from helicopters, snow mobile transits, long-range movements across the Arctic Circle, and a marquee event involving a fast-attack Submarine. These past few weeks of training epitomize an unwavering commitment to fortifying U.S. and Allied national security against potential aggression, echoing directives outlined in the National Defense Strategy and the National Strategy for the Arctic Region documents.

Japanese Special Boat Unit, Naval Special Warfare Unit Conduct Joint Training - A West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit conducts underway training with members of a Japanese Special Boat Unit near Naval Base White Beach in Okinawa, Japan. Naval Special Warfare is the nation's elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet's reach and gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea D. Meiller)

Japanese Special Boarding Unit, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Unit Conduct Joint Training Exercise

Japanese Special Boarding Unit, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Unit Conduct Joint Training Exercise

A West Coast-based U.S. Naval Special Warfare unit integrated with a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Special Boarding Unit (SBU) to conduct joint training on navigation, communications, radar, and more from Feb. 15-17, 2024 at Naval Base White Beach in Okinawa, Japan.

NSW Conducts Bilateral Training with Cyprus SOF - LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Jan. 25, 2024) East Coast-based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) conduct maritime training with Cypriot Underwater Demolition Command (MYK) forces near Limassol, Cyprus on Jan. 25, 2024. This training strengthens the relationship between U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and its Allies and partners throughout Europe, reinforcing the United States commitment to the region. Naval Special Warfare Group TWO produces, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations forces to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence in support of U.S. national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bill Carlisle)

Navy SEALs Forge Alliance with Cypriot Navy Underwater Demolition Team in Eastern Mediterranean

Navy SEALs Forge Alliance with Cypriot Navy Underwater Demolition Team in Eastern Mediterranean

In a constant demonstration of partnership in the Eastern Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) collaborated with Cypriot Navy Underwater Demolition Team (MYK) partners Jan. 22 – Feb. 14, 2024, refining their operational expertise in the maritime domain throughout waters surrounding Cyprus. This relationship serves as a powerful deterrent, showcasing a united front against potential threats to regional and maritime security in the area

Rear Admiral Davids at WEST 2024 - SAN DIEGO (Feb. 13, 2024) Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), answers questions during the WEST 2024 convention held at the San Diego Convention Center. WEST is a naval conference and exposition on the West Coast that gives an opportunity for military and industry leaders to discuss new technologies and capabilities. NSW is the nation's premiere maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet's reach and gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Fiori)

WEST 2024: Naval Special Warfare a Force Multiplier for the Fleet, Joint Force

WEST 2024: Naval Special Warfare a Force Multiplier for the Fleet, Joint Force

Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), attended and participated in AFCEA-USNI WEST (WEST) 2024 conference, Feb. 13-15.

"Fire Fight": Painting, oil on Masonite, by R. G. Smith, 1968 - "Fire Fight": Painting, oil on Masonite, by R. G. Smith, 1968

From the “Silent Ones” of Vietnam to Today’s SWCC

From the “Silent Ones” of Vietnam to Today’s SWCC

Over the past six decades, Special Warfare Combat Crewmen (SWCC) have evolved into a sophisticated force. Their expertise spans operational tactics, logistical support, and administrative governance, managing NSW's fleet of agile small craft with precision and adaptability.

 


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