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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 national priorities. 

Commander: Colonel Allison Black

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger

(Hurlburt Field, Fla.)



24th Special Operations Wing

Primary mission is to conduct global, air, space and cyber-enabled special operations across the spectrum of conflict to fight and win our nation's wars. The 24 SOW is U.S. Special Operations Command's tactical ground integration force and AFSOC's ground force that leads in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations.

Commander: Colonel Jason Daniels

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Clint Campbell

(Hurlburt Field, Fla.)

27th Special Operations Wing

The 27 SOW plans, postures and executes precision strike, specialized mobility, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions with special operations forces.

Commander: Colonel Terence G. Taylor

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Kristina B. Montgomery

(Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.)

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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 Shane S. Vesely

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 Combat Aviation Advising and 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, development and operational testing.

Commander: Colonel Caleb Nimmo

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Nick Kurpier

(Hurlburt Field, Fla.)