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 Jocelyn J. Schermerhorn
Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Courtney C. Freeman
(Hurlburt Field, Fla.)
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. Christopher B. Grove
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. Shawn M. Aiello
(Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.)
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 Nathan L. Owendoff
Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Shaun E. Campbell
(Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England)
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. Kristina Bricker Montgomery
(Kadena Air Base, Japan)
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
137th Special Operations Wing (Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)