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10th Combat Weather Squadron

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Agrupacion De Fuerzas Especiales Urbanas

Escuadron de Apoyo Comando, or EAC

Grupo De Operacoes Especiais ( GOE )

US Army Pathfinder Units

Brazilian Army's 1st Special Forces Battalion

U.S.A.F. Combat Control

Comando de Missiones Especiales

Tonelero Special Operations Battalion COMANF

Comando Tropas Especiales

Special Operations Weather Teams ( SOWT )

Delta Force


Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team

Brigada Halcon

Intelligence Support Activity ( ISA )

Joint Communication Unit ( JCU )

Joint Special Operations Command JSOC

Canada's Joint Task Force-Two

The Lanceros

LRSU Long Range Surveillance Units

Naval Combat Demolitions Units

US Navy Reserve SpecWar

U.S.A.F. Pararescue

Army Rangers

United States Marine Corps

Special Activities Staff

Special Boat Teams

The US Navy SEALs

Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)



Underwater Demolitions Teams

Special Operations Command

Special Operations Command 2

US Air Force Special Operations


Maritime Special Purpose Force

USMC Radio Recon

Force F " Zorros "

The Lanceros

The Lanceros were created in December, 1955 in response to the "La Violencia" civil war. Columbian Army officers were sent through the U.S. Army's Ranger school. These officers then were charged with creating Columbia's own elite force of paratroopers. A highly trained mobile force was needed to combat the growing number of guerilla bands that were terrorizing the country.

At the Escuela de Lanceros school candidates are put through a ten week course that involves forced marches, obstacle courses, marksmanship, martial arts, map reading, and airborne operations. Lanceros are trained to operate in mountain environments as well as attending a three week jungle phase, the last phase before graduation.

Their primary mission is counter-insurgency. There are currently three main groups still active in Columbia, the EPL (), ELN (), and FARC. FARC,the largest of the three, is reported to have roughly 5,500 guerillas and a larger number of supporters. These units use surprise to inflict terror on the populace. The Lanceros must use high mobility and good intelligence to combat these groups. They have no less than 55 dispersed fronts to patrol and cover.