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Check out this rundown of a few significant operations we've been a part of

Check out this rundown of a few significant operations we've been a part of

U.S. Army Gen. James Lindsay became U.S. Special Operations Command's first commander. "I have been asked why the headquarters was kept in Tampa, and that is a great question because it caused me some sleepless nights," said Lindsay, who commanded until June 1990. "There was great pressure at that time to move the command to the Washington D.C. area, but I resisted because I didn't want SOCOM to become another staff agency." Since Lindsay's command at SOCOM there have be ten subsequent commanders, eight from the U.S. Army, two from U.S. Navy and one from the U.S. Air Force. Admiral Eric T. Olson became the first U.S. Navy SEAL to be promoted to four-stars and commander of USSOCOM. USSOCOM has four components consisting of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command activated April 16, 1987; U.S. Army Special Operations Command activated December 1, 1989; U.S. Air Force Special Oper...

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