|Special Operations Command|
|Active||1 September 2014|
|Country||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Part of||Defence Command|
|Headquarters||Aalborg Air Base|
|Motto(s)||Styrke Gennem Fælles Indsats (Strength Through Joint Effort)|
|Chief of SOKOM||Major general Peter Boysen|
|Chief of Jaeger Corps||Lieutenant colonel Kåre Jakobsen|
|Chief of Frogman Corps||Commander Jens Bach|
The Special Operations Command (Danish language: Specialoperationskommandoen ) (SOKOM) is a command of Danish Defence part of the Defence Command. SOKOM was established in 2014 to unite Jaeger Corps (Danish language: Jægerkorpset ) and Frogman Corps (Danish language: Frømandskorpset ) under one command and is based at Aalborg Air Base.
Role[edit | edit source]
SOKOM was established on 1 September 2014 as part of the Danish Defence Agreement 2013-2017 with Major General Jørgen Høll appointed as the first chief. The defence agreement called for the creation of SOKOM with the aim of "strengthening and increasing the future capabilities within special operations, including capabilities of the Air Force".
SOKOM is tasked with working with national and international partners, where SOKOM will be able to offer a special operations alternative to conventional military solutions and to be able to deploy a headquarters element to support special operations on foreign soil.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Special Operations Command" (in Danish) (PDF). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304115931/http://forsvaret.dk/HST/Nyt%20og%20Presse/%C3%98vrige%20nyheder/Documents/SOKOM%20FAKTAARK%202015.pdf. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- "Jægerkorpset og Frømandskorpset overdrages til Specialoperationskommandoen [Jaegercorps and Frogman Corps transferred to Special operations command"] (in Danish). 25 June 2015. https://www2.forsvaret.dk/nyheder/overige_nyheder/Pages/J%C3%A6gerkorpsetogFr%C3%B8mandskorpsetoverdragestilSpecialoperationskommandoen.aspx. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
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