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1st Special Operations Wing

Pivotal component of AFSOC's ability to provide airpower to conduct special operations missions worldwide. Primary mission is to rapidly plan and execute specialized and contingency operations in support of national priorities. 

Commander: Colonel Patrick T. Dierig

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger

(Hurlburt Field, Fla.)



24th Special Operations Wing

Solving Special Operations Ground Problems with Air Power

Primary mission of 24 SOW is to provide Special Tactics forces for rapid global employment to enable air power success. The 24 SOW is SOCOM's tactical air-ground integration force and the Air Force's special operations ground force to enable Global Access, Precision Strike, Personnel Recovery and Battlefield Surgery.

Commander: Colonel Daniel L. Magruder Jr., PHD

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Clint Campbell

(Hurlburt Field, Fla.)

27th Special Operations Wing

Empowered Air Commandos holding the Steadfast Line

Unconventional air power...any place, any time, anywhere

Commander: Colonel Jeremy S. Bergin

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Colin A. Fleck

(Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.)

352nd Special Operations Wing

As the only Air Force special operations unit in the European Theater, the 352 SOW executes specialized airpower and air-ground integration in support of AFSOC and Special Operations Command-Europe objectives.

Commander: Colonel Mark McGill

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Ralph E. Oliver

(Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England)

353rd Special Operations Wing

The 353rd SOW is the focal point for special operations aviation activities throughout the Pacific. Under operational control of the commander, Special Operations Command  Pacific, the wing plans and executes general war and contingency operations using advanced aircraft, tactics and techniques.

Commander: Colonel Shawn V. Young

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Jesse R. Kennedy

(Kadena Air Base, Japan)

492nd Special Operations Wing

As the Air Force's only Irregular Warfare wing executing Non-Standard Aviation, the wing is also responsible for preparing Air Commandos for worldwide missions in support of joint and coalition special operations through training, innovation and development.

Commander: Colonel Patrick V. Wnetrzak 

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Thomas J. Gunnell 

(Hurlburt Field, Fla.)