TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA)- U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, just launched a new initiative that will make Tampa the epicenter of international special operations coordination.
On Oct. 1, as the government shutdown and 1,500 civilian Department of Defense employees at MacDill were sent home, Socom was quietly starting up the International Special Operations Forces Coordination Center.
Special operations leaders from around the world can increase cooperation, reduce inter-force and regional conflicts and better stop trouble before it starts, or react to it more quickly once it does, by gathering in the same room, with the ability to communicate on a secure, common system.
Construction work is currently underway at Socom headquarters to accommodate the international partners, which is a complex undertaking. To read the entire article check it out at TBO.com