Delta Force – Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D)
Delta Force is an elite special mission unit of the U.S. Army, under operational control of the JSOC. The unit is tasked with specialized missions primarily involving hostage rescue and counter-terrorism, as well as direct action and special reconnaissance against high-value targets. This is the clinical definition of Delta Force. For those in the know, classifying Delta Force as ‘elite’ sets the bar far too low, given our limited vocabulary as humans.
Delta Force and its maritime counterpart, the Navy’s SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU), are the U.S. military’s primary counter-terrorism units. Delta Force and DEVGRU perform the most highly complex, classified, and dangerous missions in the U.S. military, as directed by the U.S. National Command Authority.
Most Delta Force operators come from the Army Special Operations Command’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment and Special Forces Groups, as well as from other special operations units of the military. These guys are at the top of the Army food chain – no one out there is more capable.