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The Pentagon isn't the only one with special operators. Here are the 5 most elite forces outside the Defense Department
Stavros Atlamazoglou
Nov 19, 2020, 7:08 PM
 

    The US Defense Department's special-operations forces are well known for their accomplishments on battlefields overseas.

    But to meet security needs at home, numerous US government agencies and departments have set up specially trained units that have some unique missions.
 

The Defense Department isn't the only one with special-operations units.

Numerous US government agencies and departments have specially selected, manned, and trained units with some unique mission sets.

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-5-non-military-us-special-operations-units-2020-11
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Boat_Service

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he Special Boat Service (SBS) is the special forces unit of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. The SBS can trace its origins back to the Second World War when the Army Special Boat Section was formed in 1940.[citation needed] After the Second World War, the Royal Navy formed special forces with several name changes—Special Boat Company was adopted in 1951 and re-designated as the Special Boat Squadron in 1974—until on 28 July 1987 when the unit was renamed as the Special Boat Service after assuming responsibility for maritime counter-terrorism. Most of the operations conducted by the SBS are highly classified, and are rarely commented on by the British government or the Ministry of Defence, owing to their sensitive nature.[6][7]

The Special Boat Service is the maritime special forces unit of the United Kingdom Special Forces and is described as the sister unit of the British Army 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (22nd SAS), with both under the operational control of the Director Special Forces. In October 2001, full command of the SBS was transferred from the Royal Marines to the Royal Navy; whilst retaining the green beret.[citation needed] On 18 November 2003, the SBS were given their own cap badge with the motto "By Strength and Guile".[1] This follows opening up recruitment to all three services of the British Armed Forces.[citation needed] The SBS has traditionally been manned mostly by Royal Marines Commandos.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service

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The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950.[5] The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action, and hostage rescue. Much of the information and actions regarding the SAS are highly classified, and are not commented on by the British government nor the Ministry of Defence due to the sensitivity of their operations.[10][11][12]

The corps currently consists of the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, the regular component under the operational command of United Kingdom Special Forces, as well as the 21st (Artists) Special Air Service Regiment (Reserve) and the 23rd Special Air Service Regiment (Reserve), which are reserve units.

The Special Air Service traces its origins to 1941 and the Second World War. It was reformed as part of the Territorial Army in 1947, named the 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). The 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, which is part of the regular army, gained fame and recognition worldwide after its televised rescue of all but two of the hostages held during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege.
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