special operations command

special operations command

French Special Forces (Commandos Marine)

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The Commandos Marine are the French equivalent of the US Navy SEALs or the British Special Boat Service (SBS). Their qualification training is one of the toughest in the world. The Naval Commandos (French: Commandos marine) are the special forces of the French Navy. They are made up of ~500 members, mostly based in northwestern France (Brittany), with several bases across the country for specific training needs. The Naval Commandos are nicknamed bérets verts (Green Berets). Their qualification training is one of the toughest in the world. They operate under the Naval rifle and special force Command and the French Special Operations Command (COS). The Naval Commandos were formed during World War II in Great Britain modeled alongside the British Commandos (who were founded in 1940). To remember this the beret of the french naval commandos and riflemen is worn pulled to the right with the badge worn over the left eye, as opposite of all the others french units. Its manpower came from the Fusilier Marins. It took part in the Normandy Landing on D-Day (Sword Beach) under command of Philippe Kieffer. Composition: Commando Hubert : Submarine action (combat divers). Commando Jaubert: Assault at sea, exfiltration, close quarters battle at sea. Commando Trepel: Assault at sea, exfiltration. Commando de Penfentenyo: Reconnaissance, Intelligence Operations (recon swimmers). Commando de Montfort: Long range neutralisation (missile launchers, light mortars, heavy sniper rifles), fire support designation. Commando Kieffer: C3I, military dogs.