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Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Edward Byers receives the Medal of Honor
December Tip of the Spear featuring exercise Trident Juncture held in Europe, the Army opening combat specialties to women, and a CV-22 aircrew receives the Distinguished Flying Cross.
October's issue features the 320th STS conducting amphibious training, a skydiving world-record and the headquarters Mogadishu Mile remembrance.
Warrant Officer Gerard L. Gormley stared at the screen in front of him, looking for the target many miles away to come into view. He used a control stick to adjust the unmanned craft’s course and other dials to remotely manage speed. The scene... more
Warrant Officer Gerard L. Gormley stared at the screen in front of him, looking for the target many miles away to come into view. He used a control stick to adjust the unmanned craft’s course and other dials to remotely manage speed. The scene has become familiar in the post-9/11 era. But Gormley was not piloting a UAV over Afghanistan or Iraq. It was mid-April 1945, and he was part of a secret joint project of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the Army Air Forces that was first codenamed Campbell and later known as Javaman.
USSOCOM competes in the Warrior Games, 353rd SOG takes part in Talisman Sabre; Reopens Wake Island, MARSOC redesignates subordinate commands Marine Raiders
CSM Rick Lamb 2015 Bull Simons Award recipient, Combat Controller receives Air Force Cross, MARSOC Marine receives Navy Cross
This issue features two USASOC NCOs receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, Two MARSOC Marines receiving the Silver Star and Exercises Flintlock and Eager Resolve
AFSOC PJ earns Air Force Cross, Coast Guard cutter named after SEAL's grandfather, A-10 pilot earns DFC with valor for saving Marine Corps Special Ops Team
December's issue features a photo year in review and a MARSOC Hospital Corpsman receiving the Navy Cross.
CSM Adkins receives Medal of Honor for action in Vietnam; USSOCOM participates in Invictus, Warrior Games; Headquarters holds Battle of Mogadishu remembrance
Cover: MARSOC Marine GySgt Gifford receives posthumous Navy Cross. Fuerzas Comando 2014 takes place in Colombia. Stories from USASOC, NSW, AFSOC and MARSOC.
June Tip of the Spear featuring the 2014 Bull Simons Award recipient, Army Col. robert Howard.
USSOCOM's June Tip of the Spear magazine. Feature story is about Col. Robert L. Howard.
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USSOCOM October 2013 Tip of the Spear magazine
August 2013 Tip of the Spear
- Fred Arooji receiving the USSOCOM’s 2013 Bull Simons Award
- Exercise Emerald Warrior – Photo essay by the 1st Combat Camera Squadron
- 2013 Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs
USSOCOM February Tip of the Spear magazine
USSOCOM's December 2012 Tip of the Spear magazine
USSOCOM 2013 Planner
USSOCOM's October Tip of the Spear magazine
USSOCOM June 2012 Tip of the Spear magazine
April's edition of Tip of the Spear
USSOCOM Tip of the Spear February edition
USSOCOM 2012 Planner
December 2011 - 2011 imagery year in review
USSOCOM Fact Book
October 2011 USSOCOM Tip of the Spear Magazine
Adm. McRaven takes command of USSOCOM; Tactical Combat Casualty Care in Croatia; Valor within our ranks; Fuerzas Comando 2011 in El Salvador; Ranger Petry receives Medal of Honor; New commander: AFSOC packs a punch; SEALs gather to celebrate,... more
Adm. McRaven takes command of USSOCOM; Tactical Combat Casualty Care in Croatia; Valor within our ranks; Fuerzas Comando 2011 in El Salvador; Ranger Petry receives Medal of Honor; New commander: AFSOC packs a punch; SEALs gather to celebrate, remember past; First Lambertsen Award presented to MARSOC NCO; Green Beret summits Mount Everest; International ideas converge to promote security; Fallen heroes