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Delta Force

Delta Force
US Army Special Operations Command patch worn by Delta
Military unit
Unit name1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne)
Founded21 November 1977 present
CountryUnited States of America
BranchUnited States Army
TypeSpecial Operations
RoleTier One Special Operations Force
SizeClassified
Part ofU.S. Special Operations Command
Joint Special Operations Command
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Garrison/HQFort Bragg, North Carolina (35.12047, -79.363775)
NicknameDelta Force, Delta, D-boys, CAG
EngagementsOperation Eagle Claw
Operation Urgent Fury
Operation Just Cause
Operation Acid Gambit
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Restore Hope
Operation Gothic Serpent
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom

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1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) is one of the United States' secretive Tier One counter-terrorism and Special Mission Units. Commonly known as Delta, or Delta Force, it was formed under the designation 1st SFOD-D, and is officially referred to by the Department of Defense as Combat Applications Group. This unit is an elite Special Operations Force, and an Army Compartmented Element of the Joint Special Operations Command. Delta Force, along with its Navy counterpart DEVGRU, are the United States' primary counter-terrorism units.

Delta Force's primary tasks are counter-terrorism, direct action, and national intervention operations, although it is an extremely versatile group capable of assuming many covert missions, including, but not limited to, rescuing hostages and raids.


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