Kommando Spezialkräfte

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Kommando Spezialkräfte
Kommando Spezialkräfte (Bundeswehr).svg
KSK unit badge
Active1996 (Created)
1997 (Activated)–Present
CountryGermany Germany
BranchGerman Army
TypeSpecial Forces
RoleHostage rescue, Airborne operations, Direct Action, Unconventional Warfare, Counter-Insurgency, Anti-Terror, Covert Operations, Intelligence operations
Size1,100 soldiers, 200–300 participating in combat operations
Part ofSpecial Operations Division
Garrison/HQCalw, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Motto(s)Facit Omnia Voluntas (lat. The will is decisive ) [1]
EngagementsBosnia and Herzegovina
Kosovo War
Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, Battle of Tora Bora, Operation Anaconda, Counterinsurgency in Northern Afghanistan, ISAF)
Decorations
Navy and Marine P.U.C.
United States Navy Presidential Unit Citation for KSK-members of Task Force K-Bar
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier General (Brigadegeneral) Heinz Feldmann, since September 2010
Notable
commanders
Brigadier General (Brigadegeneral) Hans-Christoph Ammon

The KSK Kommando Spezialkräfte (Special Forces Command, KSK) is an elite military unit of Germany. Its soldiers are handpicked from each of the ranks of Germany’s army, the Bundeswehr. The KSK is organised as such under the Division Spezielle Operationen (Special Operations Division, DSO). KSK operators are performing joint anti-terror operations, mostly in the Balkans and Middle East.

References[change | change source]

  1. Reinhard Scholzen: KSK – Das Kommando Spezialkräfte der Bundeswehr, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-613-02384-9, S. 108

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