Delta Force

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne)
— Delta Force —
USASOC patch worn by Delta Force
Active 21 November 1977 – present
Country 23x15px United States of America
Branch 20px United States Army
Type Special Operations
Role Tier One Special Operations Force
Size Classified[1]
Part of 20px U.S. Special Operations Command
20px Joint Special Operations Command
20px U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Garrison/HQ Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Nickname The Unit
Battles/wars Operation Eagle Claw
Operation Urgent Fury
Operation Just Cause
Operation Acid Gambit
Gulf War
Operation Restore Hope
Operation Gothic Serpent

War in Afghanistan

Iraq War

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) is a special forces unit of the United States Army. They are a highly secretive, highly elite unit that take part in very dangerous missions including counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, direct action, and more. Delta Force is highly elite in that it is not a unit that just anyone can apply for. Delta Force recruits primarily from the Army Special Forces (aka the Green Berets) and the 75th Ranger Regiment, themselves already elite special operations units.


  1. Eric L. Haney, Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit', Delacorte Press, 2002