Top 10 Most Well Trained Special Forces On Earth

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The Top Ten

British SAS
Fact - Nearly ALL the worlds Special Forces base their military model on the British SAS. In fact, the USA's Delta Force was set up after the founder spent time attached to the SAS. The Delta Forces even uses an SAS organisational structure using troops and squadrons. It's often remarked that the sand beret is also worn by US Rangers but this was a recent development and in any case the Rangers are NOT the same kind of unit. It can be said with confidence that the world's most professional special forces is that belonging to Britain.
The Special Air Service is the number one fighting force in the world it is trained to perform equally well in all the fields listed for the SEALs, but is also trained by MI-5 and MI-6 for in-depth counter-espionage, more so than the SEALs. Physical competency must be of equal stature to the SEALs, to the degree that both special forces work closely together when necessary (Iraq and Afghanistan) and have good camaraderie.
The original special forces, all others are based off them. Should definitely be above the SEAL's.
[Newest]The prison hostage situation they took out all the rioters with not one injured prison officer plus the Iranian embassy hostage success shows how fast and clinical they are.
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2Navy SEALs
The Navy SEaLs are the best the United States has to offer. They life is revolves around training. They are one of the best in physical capabilities after the Spetsnaz. They are a breed of super solider with the SAS, spetsnaz.
We have the history and experience to back it up. Plus the best training in every weather and geography and access to advanced technology man has to offer. Also we are constantly in hostile situations and are combat ready and are active to this day. can't say the same for some of these other spec-ops forces. Most other nations are limited to small defense budgets and lack of diverse terrain in training situations and conditioning. Also where are the experience of actual combat or credentials gained? Actions speak louder than words...
Yes actions speak louder than words... That's why SAS wins... Original... Still the best
The SEALS are the best in the world today. Arguing physical, mental, and emotional training is moot because all special ops units are elite in those categories. However, the SEALS have advantages over others with the unparalleled US military budget, which provides them with training in every geographical & climate scenario. The US has been active in wars around the globe since the Cold War, providing the SEALS with actual battlefield experience and proven results; whereas most other units have belong to nations who have not been at war for many years. At the end of the day, the SEALS blow past the competition because of their incredibly advanced technology and endless firepower. Upon completion of duty, former SEALS are the most hired consultants by other nations to oversee training for their respective units than any other special ops organization.
[Newest]Most highly trained, assessed and selected group of warriors the world has ever known. Capable of effectively operating in all the world's environments, and proven by battle time and time again.

3Indian MARCOS
Indian MARCOS are one of the best forces present in the world, HALO and HAHO trained, Equipped with best Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles and real-time war Equipments required. These guys are emotionally very trained and highly motivated when it comes to defending their own country. The rejection rate during the selection is as high as 98%, that's why India has only 2000 marine commandos. Sooner or Later this special group will be on TOP and very soon the death of Pakistan (A terrorist promoting country) will be delivered by the hands of MARCOS.
See, Indian special forces/MARCOS- they are the one who are prepared keeping in view the worst ever situation. So they are the best.
Secondly, unfortunately we as India have no. Of bad experieneces as terrorism, warfronts, hill terrain warfare, sea front war etc... But the good is that we are more familiar with the things, so we know better than any one how to face the situations, thus they are trained keeping in view all the things.
Thirdly India is a land of different terrain ( almost all sorts are available here), so they are trained in different terrains.
Last but not least, you can come out with a strategy for a mind driven person, some powerful enemy but for an emotionally driven with the fire of enthusiasm & love for the country. You can't stop them.
The Indian MARCOS is one of the most powerful special forces on the planet. They defeat the Navy Seals in terms of physical and mental traing. In fact the only edge the Seals have over MARCOS is technology. But, by 2020 when India becomes a superpower, the MARCOS will be the most powerful special force in the world.
[Newest]Always proud to be an Indian
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4Russian Spetsnaz
Spetsnaz training would be illegal in the US or other Western nations. They are constantly out fighting and are practically invincible to any kind of punishment. Not to mention the fact that they have some of the best weapons on earth, like the AK-74m.
Survive the most brutal training, some of the training that they have to go through is not even allowed in the US. And it is SPETSNAZ not spetnaz
Spetsnaz are the most trained soliders in the world. There almost impossible to crack in interrogation and are taught not ignore pain but to enjoy it.
[Newest]They are the best commandos on earth. Their training is the best as well as the deadliest. They are soldiers for extreme situations.

5Pakistan Special Service Group (SSG)
Very brave and Courageous. A Russian president once said that if he had Pakistan's army and Russian weapons he could conquer all the world because they are very brave.
Actually, it was hitter that said "if I had German strategy, American weapons and Egyptian soldiers, I would have conquered the world" you dumb fool lol
It is not the weapon they hold, it's the men behind it that matters. No matter how the west view them, simply because word MUSLIM attached to their identity. I wonder if they know, that exact word is their strength. It is impossible to separate the two.
The ssg had only 100 me in the battle of the hill in afganistan in which they posed as mujahideen and attacked the Russian regiments of spetsnaz there. They won the battle although the enemy had the elevation o there posts and superior numbers to there side. In another case only 100 ssgs cleared 3 towns in swat district from 2000 taliban in a matter of 2 days!
[Newest]Best best best India

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6The Delta Force
I think most of these lists are heavily influenced by Hollywood on other media. When looking at a true all-around soldier, look no further than Delta Force. There may be other selections that are tougher but that doesn't make you the most effective warrior. You won't find any better shooters than these guys other than maybe US Secret Service.
Best and one of the most secretive forces in the US. Modeled after the British 22 Special Air Service Regiment, or SAS. The founder/co-founder of SFOD-D was a former SAS operative who thought the US needed an elite force like the SAS.
Its Delta Force period. Delta Force pulls members from all branches of the U.S. military. Delta Force combat diver training is as hard as seal team 6 training. The vast majority of their missions you will just never hear of.
[Newest]Delta force technically doesn't exist, which goes to show how secretive and prestigious they are. Options expressed here are definitely based on Hollywood and media. Britain has been showboating their precious little SAS ever since they started the thing as well as Obama with the SEALs. Delta force operators are by far the most well trained and most deadly force of them all.
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7U.S Green Berets
The Green Berets are the most supierer special forces in the us army. I think a spot between 5-1 would be best. They have one of the best and hardest training. They are trained to survive at any cost. They follow right behind the seals in my opinion. Also there history is very interesting. The Green Berets fight in airborne squads that takes balls. Most Rangers eventually become A Green Beret. "De Oppresso Liber" Translated to English is to liberate the oppressed is said for a reason
You have to go through ranger school and airborne school to be a green beret so research a subject before you declare something that is inaccurate and puts other forces in the same branch of the same country's military down
Green Beret train longer than Rangers
[Newest]Delta Force operatives come from here and the 75th Rangers Regiment

8Shayetet 13
Shayetet 13 is among the best special forces around. Highly active in recent years, high quality people.
Shayetet 13 is more similar to the seals than delta force after they are "the Israeli navy seals", I think they deserve a spot in the top 5 for sure... Some of the units here were trained by men that came from the Israeli special forces like the Indians and the polish GROM for example
The #1 special force in Israel and in Asia, similar to The Delta Force, and supremely well trained
[Newest]#1 special forces in Asia and have proven their strength in small numbers in past operations

9Polish GROM
Polish GROM is in the same league as British SAS, US Navy Seals and Delta Force. It has been created and trained based on the same principles and standards as them. In my opinion, GROM should be within the world's top 4 special units. Just ask the British and the Americans who carried out quite a few special operations with GROM, they will tell you what GROM is worth.
GROM should be placed on 4-6th place. For sure ask British or U.S. soldiers.
Actually grom worked with seals many times and even seals learned some training methods from them, they're either equal or better than seals, the only special forces that are better is in my opinion sas
[Newest]It is a powerful group which never turns away from their tasks and is always bet determined. I'd rank this the 4th most powerful. It is active not only in Poland but around Europe and you don't want to mess with the grom.

10U.S Rangers
In what way are the green berets better then the rangers? There mission is unconventional warfare, the rangers mission is direct action (seek and destroy). And as far as training is concerned for rangers it's about maintaining those high standards that are expected of them, you earn your scroll every day. And oh by the way 75 percent of delta force operators come from the 75th ranger regiment. RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!
As an airborne Ranger myself, I commend all operators at this level. I have strong preference for U.S. special forces. I have two brothers, one is force recon, the other is a Seal. We all look with a special reverence to our uncle who is SAS. So that being said, with the exception of Spetsnaz all others pale in comparison!
The ranger are the baddest other than delta force
[Newest]Ranger is highly trained soldier...

The Contenders

11Special Boat Service (SBS)
The SBS is the most highly trained and quietest of all British special forces. They complete the same selection and training as SAS but are not 'badged' until they have completed more extensive and rigorous SBS training.

Contrary to some opinion here, they are not 'part of the SAS'. They are part of the Royal Marines.

Americans seem to believe the Seals are the best having pulled off one good mission. The SBS have been doing it for years but without telling anyone.
Special Boat Service the equivalent to the Navy Seals but because they are the sister regiment to the SAS with the same sort of training apart from being marine based is BETTER than the Navy Seals Just like the SAS.
Sbs are less known than sas and they specialise in different things but are just as good as the sas they should also be number one!
[Newest]They are more elite than the SAS

12German GSG 9
They belong to the top 5
I agree top 5, these guys are bad ass and get the job done. Should definitely be rated higher than Rangers and or Green Berets.

13French Naval Commandos
According to historians (UK historians actually) France has the best ratio in terms of winning major conflicts. People should remember that we're talking about a major nuclear, diplomatic power consistently for 300 years. That counts for something.
France actually WON more wars than any other nation in the history... this is what make the British and their cousins so angry and despising about it.
A very discreet but very effective SF unit. Training is among the hardests in the world, if not the hardest. Humility, determination and toughness is our way of life.
[Newest]Said to have the toughest training in the world. Their training is like the Navy Seals hell week, except its more like hell year.

14Joint Task Force-2 (JTF2)
These guys train with the best around the world, Seals, Israeli commandos and more. My father was career military, he said there was only four infantry units he would never want to face: SAS, Gurkha, Israeli commandos, and JTF2. I'm not saying that the seals and delta force are not good, they are, but they are trained by the Israeli and SAS. JTF2 works with all of these groups and Are comparable to the SAS in my opinion.
If they weren't the beat...the US would not have chosen them to carry out sensitive crucial operations over their own SEALs and operation Anaconda where Canadians made a hole for advancing US ground forces in Afghanistan...There is no argument that they are top 5 in the world, period...simply do your homework..they're the only foreign unit on the US Tier 1 Spec Ops...
Defiantly deserves number 2 since Canada's JTF-2 is Tier one and a very secretive group, and train in all conditions, counter terrorism, special ops, etc and they have much more, strict and better training than American's no offense guys down south.
[Newest]Who are these guys? There is a reason you don't know... And hope you never do.

15Australian SAS
Regimented and trained originally on the British model and too the casual observer is just a smaller version
In actual fact is not much smaller in actual personnel and takes up a considerable slice of the Australian military budget
H become much more entwined with US special forces command since the Vietnam War as the US has a lot more shared interests in operational theater with Australia than Britian ever will
With three regiments scattered in different parts of this vast continent, a well funded war chest and access too the latest US weapons platforms its not a force too be taken lightly
An exchange tour as guests of their antipododial offshoot is a must do for any Brit SAS member who has been "in" for a few year what with three regiments scattered in different parts of this most diverse continent that encompasses all climatic and geographical conditions, a huge war chest, some of the most experienced and continually active personnel in the world and a"gold pass" look in too the latest US weapons platforms and intelligence systems its not just the Brits lining up for a skills brushup downunder
The can do culture of the regular Australian Army ensures a steady supply of "game" candidates too keep standards elite and the nature of the Australian way of life (particularly the rural and provincial town way of life, which the vast majority of members originate from) breed a most effective form of warrior... We punch above our weight in sport and love refining English sporting codes into something meaner and leaner but with a smile... And so it should be a natural given we do the same in the ultimate test of mind, body and soul
Aus SAS operations from Vietnam to Afghanistan speak for themselves. This force is highly regarded by British and US special forces commanders and regularly trains side by side. The Aus SAS selection is considered by many to be the toughest on the planet as it is basically the same as the British selection but in more rugged, hostile and very hot conditions. In the absence of a Marine Corps, the Aus SAS also train like the British SBS or US navy Seals. It staggers belief that they are not listed here in the top 3 to 5, as they have been by Military experts in other more investigated or official almanacs. Perhaps because most of the opinions come from countries with much larger populations and patriotic bias.
These guys have the best reputation in the global scene, first they save a group of navy seals in Afghanistan, second in the same operation they infiltrate an area that British SAS, Delta Force, SEALs and any other unit couldn't get any where near, and finally during the Vietnam war they were called the phantoms of the jungle because they were so deadly
[Newest]Whoever did this list doesn't know much about the subject. The Aussie SAS are by far the best of the best.

16Turkish Special Forces Command
Most winner of the special forces competition
Turkish Special Forces 2006 Won the Special Forces competition became 1st.

Operation in Iraq Turkish Special Forces (Maroon berets) Entered Iraq first with 24 men and killed 400-500 PKK
They are the number one in the world
[Newest]Most winner of the special forces competition

17United States Air Force Pararescue
They have to be able to rescue any soldier on the planet regardless of the situation, and they have premiere medical training that others on this list lack. I notice Navy SEAL's are number one. PJ's have to go through more training and be able to save a SEAL anywhere on Earth, whether it be a mountain, Ocean, or 200 miles behind enemy lines.
Because even the S.A. S Seals and army rangers need to call 911.
Highest attrition rate in the world.
[Newest]Without these guys we would lose more soldiers then needed

18Unit 777
They have the hardest training plans in the world and they are the most well trained units in the world
Egypt First all the time
Egyptian soldiers are peaceful and do not attack anyone, yet, they train everyday of their lives. Hearts of steel and true men! People can vote for all they want but the most commercialised military unit will be voted the best because of its popularity.. However, when it comes to single manpower, CQC, CQB, self defense, fitness, marksmanship, land, air and sea trained.. Also, survival experts of the dessert... Do your research because there is a more superior force in the Egyptian military which rank higher than unit 777 but I shall not reveal the identity. On Wikipedia, there is 3 lines written about the unit and that's all they got so I shall respect the classification and let you guys enjoy unit 777 as they are superior enough to be recognised as one of the elite!
[Newest]They has no fear, well trained and there is no impossible for them.

19British Royal Marine Commandos
You think your fit until you Join Recruit Training for the Royal Marines, my god is training pure hell on earth, During my training I saw some of the fittest people I have ever met break down, cry, and leave, fitness alone won't get you through Commando training, you need the mental capacity to overcome adversity and then some more, with twice as much more added to that, true thinking mans Commando
111 Trp.. Tough boys and brotherhood/teamwork that fits all situations. Green berets are not easy to get.. However, SAS are another league but no one recognises SBS as they are undercover and even most Brits have not heard of them as after the seige in London where the SAS was exposed, the SBS now use the SAS title as they do not want publicity but just to complete mission fact is that Royal Marines are top 10, SAS top 5 but SBS top 2.. Seeing this table, it is just wrong. However, you guys should check out unit 777 and the Turks.. Jesus are they tough. Out the 2 I would say unit 777 would wipe them out.. They can even potentially join SBS in battle for top 2. Dangerous bunch.
I've done SAS and Royal Marines and the RM was definitely the toughest. After basic training the SAS are in a different league!
[Newest]The royal marines should easily be on the top 10

20Indian Parachute Regiment
Para Commandos are a special forces unit of the Indian Army mandated with special operating missions such as Direct action, Hostage rescue, Counter-terrorist, Unconventional warfare, Special reconnaissance, Foreign Internal Defense, Personnel recovery, Asymmetric warfare, Counterproliferation are its primary tasks during hostility. Formed in 1966, the Para Commandos are the largest and most important part of the Special Forces of India. They are a part of the highly-trained Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army and, generally, all the Para-Commando personnel are selected from it. They are the crack force and help the main army to get in the enemy lines without much damage. The main aim of having a Parachute Regiment is for quick deployment of Soldiers behind the enemy lines to attack the enemy from behind and destroy their first line of defense. The Parachute Regiment, consisting of PARA (SF) and PARA (SF) Airborne battalions, is the elite volunteer force of the Indian Army. Because of its specified role, the regiment needs to be kept at optimum level of operational efficiency and physical fitness. Towards this end, this specially selected manpower should be comparatively young, physically fit and mentally robust, intelligent, innovative and highly motivated so as to successfully accomplish the assigned operational tasks.
These forces has a quality that they shocked and confused their enemies by firing from all directions that's why they always got 100 percent success in their missions
All of you please know the work of the para commando (officer) and the paratroopers is very behind the enemy lines so their works get unknown the marcos have only one mvc but the parachute regiment have more than 10 param vir chakra and they are the best in jungle survival and jungle warfare they are too specialized in HALO & HAHO techniques than the MARCOS they are trained to the best in jungle warfare and desert warfare and unconventional warfare please notice that they have high quality weapons than MARCOS they are the best trained than seals and marcos and they can survive in any terrain
[Newest]It is the best in the world

21Malaysian VAT 69
VAT 69 had rescue US army! When no one from UN willing to go for rescue mission!
What? Malaysian PASKAL is better than vet 69? You got to be kidding me man...
Best Southeast Asian Special Force Ever!
[Newest]One of the best in Malaysia special force team...

22Israeli Sayeret Matkal
I am in the Israeli army and I have tried out for both Sayeret Matkal and Shayetet 13, from what I have done in their training and what I know about the units, I would say Sayeret Matkal is better trained than Shayetet 13, and are extremely secretive with their identities, they train side-by-side with the British SAS, and are known to complete missions of extreme danger, and complexity. They are by far one of the best units this world has to offer, anyone terrorist having Sayeret Matkal looking for them, has an almost inevitable death. Israeli's train years for the chance to just get the tryout for this elite special force. I am currently in the Sayeret Egoz unit of the Golani brigade in the IDF, I dropped to that special force, after completing, but not making the cut of the Sayaret Matkal brigade.
I totally agree as an Indian I feel the Israeli spec ops unit should have been there in the list. Traditionally Israel is a commando nation and their doctrine is accepted by both seals and our spec ops units. They live in an environment where they get to hone their skills on battle. Without an iota of doubt both Sayeret Matkal and SHAYETET 13 are amongst the most elite units. The naval commandos are dominated by SBS, SHAYETET 13, SEALS and Marcos. Rest all units have derived their curriculum from these units. Sayeret Matkal needs no comparison Mossad selects these operatives period
This list is simply not accurate since Sayeret Matkal is missing from the top 10 list

23United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance
Not only special operations group but member had to go thru regular infantry Marine Corps training... Which is the toughest infantry training in the world.
Wow this should be up by the top wow really


25Austrian Jagdkommando
First of all they are the best and most effective Special Force in mountainious regions, and that's a fact! As a former German soldier I have worked with them on some missions, and they are far to underestimated. For example in Afghanistan, they worked together with the French Foreign Legion, the German KSK and Green Berrets if I am not mistaken. Normaly the Foreign Legion is responsible for scouting, but they couldn't do it so the Jagdkommando jumped in instead. The retrieved some very important informations, while never being spotted, even the Foreign Legion was really impressed.

So they should be at least under the top 15.

26Israeli Mossad
They are well trained. I like them very much.
They are not well trained
The mossad is so secret that even they don't know what they are doing, but I think they are working with a high technology and shlould be in the top 5

27Pakistani Special Service Group Navy
They are one of the best special naval forces in the world much much then crap MARCOS
If you want to know the meaning of BRAVERY and Courage, meet Pak SSGs. One of the elite and best of the bests warriors in the whole world. ASk THEIR ENEMIES WHO THEY ARE?
I love Pakistan Special Service Group Navy (SSG)

28Pakistan Marines
They are similar to the united states marine corps and royal marines and are very elite


The bravest fighters in the world recognised during 2nd world war by the British Army. Now with more advanced weaponry, they are to be reckoned. A big Army of India in number and weaponry are afraid of it
They are similar to the United States marine corps

They are amazing


29Serbian Cobras
Took on the British sas, the us marines and French foreign legion... Only lost one member

The United States Marine Corp has the toughest basic training in the world can you imagine how intense their special forces training is? By far the best of the best
United States Marine Corps MARSOC! The elite of the elite!
The most elite fighting force in the world
[Newest]They are apart of SOCOM but pulls members from ONLY the Marine Corps.

31Russian Alpha Group
It is more traind than any other special force.

32Ghatak Force
It is the special force basically have its roots of origin from Indian air force. Special trained for airborne operations.
The best in the world.

33Philippine Scout Rangers
I don't know why the Scout Rangers isn't in the top 10

They are the worlds finest jungle experts that can track enemies even in the worlds deepest jungles
You'll never know who are they, as they are play beyond. Top Secret Missions in Jungle Warfare and intel..
One if not the best jungle warfare special forces in the world, special forces from other countries train with these guys when it comes to jungle warfare.
[Newest]The best in the world

34United States CIA Special Activities Division
They conduct missions that other spec ops wouldn't be able to do because of political reasons.
Best of the best from around the world. Check it out training is top secret.
The CIA SAD has been active for decades, carrying out missions considered untouchable by units such as DEVGRU and SFOD-D (Delta Force). Their missions is never in the public eye, which is part of what makes them so impressive. Truly a fighting force to be admired.

35Vietnam Đặc Công
Hard Training event used only simple weapon..
They sunk many American aircraft and battleship in Viet Nam war, they're the main force cause the massive sabotages at hundred places in 1968 tet offensive. That also mean very many place was success. Better than Korean and American Special force in battle, force them gone mad and revenge on civiliant while they can't catch any Viet Cong Đặc C�'ng. They're the reason cause "Viet Nam war" syndrome in and after the war. Many soldiers used to fight in Viet Nam was gone mad and can't get a good sleep because the fear of Viet Cong. And Vietnam Đặc C�'ng are the first peoples made America and the world put "Comando" or "Special force" in to the Dictonary.

36French GIGN
Very tactically sound. Have high success rate. Should be higher.
42nd only?
The GIGN are heros, and they can back the talking with acts. If your a hostage somewher, you prey the GIGN comes, and not spetsnaz!

37Sri Lankan Special Task Force
Thought they lack the technology that most others have, these men have the heart, desire and the discipline to overcome any situation with the minimum of available resources that they are offered. So imagine if they can do so much with so little what would happen if they were to be equipped with more technologically advanced weapon systems, they would do things that others can only imagine. This is why the Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) is one of the best in the world.
Sri lankan version of the SWAT that destroyed one of the largest terrorist organizations on earth
One of the best in the world
[Newest]One of the best from the best!

38Swedish Special Operations Group (SOG)
An elite group of trained soldiers who manages to keep their operations secret unlike the American forces. An SOG would beat a navy seal to his ass any day and then make sure no one even gets to know about it.
The Swedish military organization SOG is known as one of the most secret Special Forces group in the world.
The SOG have been requested even by the Americans for aid.

39Nepalese Armed Forces
One of the best special force in the world.. The country where gorkhali are...
Some of the best, Even the British were impressed
Britain, India and Singapore have some of our brothers. If they make their enemies cry... then think Nepal Army have many own gurkhas :D if you don't know about Nepalese Gurkha then search on Google. You will know then.

40Jordanian SOCOM
The special command are the Arabian secret weapon, only used in high critical situations
Chosen from the best and well trained well equipped and ready to die for the safety of jordan
In real life situations, they have proven to be much better than many if the above units!
[Newest]Could start an empire if they felt like it.

41Brazilian Comandos FE
They are the best in South America.
Any other military force in the jungle will cry like spoiled girls while the Brazilian EF kick their asses in the dark.
That's why Brazil never been invaded.

42Maroon Berets
4 times repeatedly winner world special forces championship. Maroon Berets best of special forces on a world.
"Death is honorable. Fear and failure are not."
The unit was created to counter any interior or foreign attacks on the Turkish Republic. MB officers receive extensive training and are expected to survive in all environmental conditions.
UNDOUBTEDLY, Turkish special forces is the best soldiers in the world. Turks know very well this job and they do. I thinks this capability, fight, is a gift from GOD to Turks. a gift given congenitally.
[Newest]There is a saying. If an enemy sees a guy shooting aimlessly, he is a common soldier, if he is taking aim and shooting every now and then he is a general, if you don't see him coming, he is a Maroon Beret

43Task Force

44Lithuanian Special Operation Forces - Aitvaras
One of the most elite Special Forces in 2013.
U. S soldiers say that they are one of the best
Elite Special forces. They should be on the top 15.
[Newest]One of the best in nato

I like that team. They are the real heroes in the world

46Somalia Special Forces Unit Alpha Group

47Danish Huntsmen Corps
One of the best forces in the world. Highest ranked competitions. Beaten the record for the US Rangers by 2 danish Huntsmen. Huntsman no. 1 and the inventer of the corps, helped adjusting the SAS training courses.
The danish huntsmen corps has several times been the best special unit on NATO drills..
Highest ranked in Nato competitions
[Newest]They should be up there with the delta force

48French RAID

49Kopassus Indonesian Special Force
88% Special Forces in Africa Countries trained by Kopassus Trainer
Individually much better than other forces, leave all the technologies, they will beat them all..
Hand to hand combat, who's dare?

50Malaysian GGK (Grup Gerak Khas)
GGK Commando is the best, as they are trained in a very hard situation. that's why it's the Most Respected Special Forces. watch the video on YouTube and you will get what I'm trying to say. toughest course for the best position in the army. I would say GGK is the same as the Navy SEALs
Real commando and don't fear anything.
Malaysia is the best special force
[Newest]They live up to their name

51Quds Force, IRGC Iran
Ranked in the top ten in the world, this list seems biased since India is #2 and Pakistan is #5, both countries have good special forces the US green berets are better than those two.
Wikipedia: The force is described as "active in dozens of countries".
Laugh out loud, this list is just laugh out loud-ish!

Iranian Quds force is among the most feared special forces in world. their trainers were among the best trainers of the world from SAS and US special command. now in this list they rank behind Lithuanian air port security :D just laugh out loud. they're among top ten forces in world.
[Newest]I don't know how the shadows army is here?

52Algerian Special Intervention Group
They demonstrated how fast and swift to handle delicate situation: over 700 hostage in wide area 2 sites. They planned, executed the plan, free more than 600 and saved the area from exploration that might spread to over many miles. The fine plan and firepower was impressive.
Those guys are scary. Their job is not to free hostages.. Its to kill terrorists. So like spesnaz, they will kill terrorists and leave hostages dead behind.
They saved over 600 hostages, save a catastrophic explosion that could have been spread over miles, planned and executed and completed the mission in less than 48 hours before the 38 terrorists settled. Vet and expert from around the world saluted those who were behind the job. Despite secrecy SIG demonstrated in 2/2013 what they can do.
The best team ever

53160th Special Aviation Regiment (Air Force Night Stalkers)
It's Special Operations Air Regiment (SOAR)... The pilots are actually drawn from all four services, but transition to the army upon approval by their parent service. These guys are truly bad ass and are the only air unit I've ever heard of who plan missions where they anticipate multiple shoot downs. Once met one guy who got shot down in a little bird, hopped on the skid of his buddy's to hitch a ride back and get in another and got back in the fight.
1. It's the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
2. It's and Army unit made up of pilots drawn from all services (who transition to the army to join)
3. They plan and execute mission where they expect multiple shoot downs.
4. I once met one who got shot down, hopped a ride on a skid back to the FOB, and the. Got another little bird and got back in the fight... Which is completely insane, and definitely wouldn't be allowed in the normal aviation world.
When the need a lift to hottest most Hostile infested parts of the world and gotta get there safely they call the night stalkers. Who flew the SEALs to the Osamas compound and actually participated in the raid? Oh ya the called the night stalkers.

54New Zealand Special Air Service
Just ask the Brits...
Again just ask the Brits
We aren't heavily funded but we still kick ass with what we have got, go NZ!

55USGN Tunisia
The special unit of the National Guard (USGN) is the elite unit of the Tunisian National Guard specializing in paramilitary operations, especially against terrorism. Its role is the intervention and action in various armed hostage situations and on different platforms (ships, aircraft, urban areas, etc..).
The best team ever
Actual results in protecting us the citizen of Tunisia Against well armed, well funded terrorists.
They have proven in action and in blood that they are both very well trained and willing to die for the country and the people. They don't play!
[Newest]The best in the word

MARSOF are like the dutch Navy SEALs. For such a small country a good special force.
Seals are nothing... Marsof is the better!
1 of the best marine!

57United States Marine Corps. ANGLICO
They are the most highly trained force in the world. They have a longer boot camp then any of the other 3 branches in the United States military. They are groomed in many different kinds of Martal-Arts. I would put a United States Marine Sargent against a navy seal any day of the week. They were the first to respond to the call in the pacific after Pearl Harbor. Marines are who you send in when the army just won't cut it. Born in 1775 they are the smallest but the most well trained warriors on the earth.
Better than many of the ones that are rated above them
Way better than any of the ones listed before them. Top 5 at the very least.

58Destacamento Acçoes Especiais (DAE) (Portuguese Marines)
Seriously, this guys are trained to be the BEST OF ALL TIMES IN EVERYTHING and they do WHATEVER IS NEEDED to complete their missions. I am a marine and I know what I'm talking about!
One of the best and one of the most unknown special forces of the world
One of the best special forces in the world, at the level of Devgru and Sbs

59Irish Army Ranger Wing
One of their most successful missions during this deployment was the rescue of a group of civilians captured by gunmen from renegade Liberian forces. Acting on intelligence, twenty heavily armed Rangers were dropped by helicopter at the town of Gbapa. To avoid casualties among the hostages, the Rangers implemented a policy of non-lethal intervention and, after surrounding a 40-foot container holding the 35 hostages, rescued them and captured the rebel commander. The incident, which resulted in no Irish casualties, boosted the reputation of the Irish defense Forces.
Don't know much about them but in 2003 they got 3rd place out of 22 other countries special forces in some competition thing
Currently deployed in Somalia, Syria, Lebanon, the Balkans, and training spec. forces in Africa, these guys are beasts. Trained to kill with their bear hands, and armed to the teeth, there is only about 200 of them. They don't train "with" US Army Rangers, Delta force and the SAS, they train them!
[Newest]Trained with them Afghanistan, well armed and well trained.

60Malaysian PASKAL
I hope I can join this unit one day. Did they need an engineer in their team? I am electrical engineering students. I really want to join Paskal but somehow I am not sure if my knowledge in electrical engineering can benefit this unit? If someone really know about this unit, please share information about it to me. You can send a message to I really need to know about this unit. I am actually in dilemma whether to purse my dream and become Paskal commandos or choose to be an engineer when I have graduate my degree. If someone can help me to figure it out, you are welcome to do so. Advice from former Paskal member or active Paskal member is highly appreciate.
Last I heard they can even capture the pirate without killing them and the south korean marine commando are also trying to learn from this unit.. It does give me a shock when a country such as south korean try to look for a new tactical from this small country..
Because they have very high tactical in jungle especially, they are very dangerous in technical, (about your opinion), you are wrong.. they (all units from miliatry, police, etc) work together, that mean, all units can do "attack and defenses" they have good cooperation in all situations... and learn more from army job!, that means, Malaysian Paskal is very dangerous, and there other units from other country want to learn from them... and we, Malaysia goverment don't need their units die... they (armies) also have their own family, and children.. the risk is still have, we don't need our army die because that small matter (2oo terrorist).. so, better kill them, just finish quickly... and I hope you don't compare Malaysia paskal with SAS... they have their own abilities...
[Newest]Malaysian army also did save US army.. read about true version of Black Hawk Down... Malaysian Army are the one that go for rescue mission to safe US army

61Nazi Waffen SS
The Waffen SS were the elite of the elite in Hitler's third reich.
Why are there people voting for them you are all Nazis!
SS, Most feared Military Organization in the world
[Newest]I don't care ideology I care the courage of the men in waffen ss

62Spanish Grupo Especial de Operaciones
One of the top 4th elite assault forces in the world

63Guatemalan Kaibiles
One of the toughest and ruthless in central America
Best in central America, ruthless machines

64Indian Special Frontier Force
The most secretive special force in the world.
Indian do anything for mother country
They basically the research & analysis wing's agent.
Formed with tibetan refugees' at present there strength is around 10000.
[Newest]Enemy beware because they r here

65Italian GIS
They are the best in anti terrorism combat
The best in the world.. No doubt about it

66Bangladesh Navy Seal SWADS
We can fight in any given situation better then other the UN Mission proves it in case of special forces we can only say that we are deployed through out the world beside of the Us Seal trained in toughest way BY the Turks US and Brits may be we are not now but we will be the number 1 Day
We can fight in any given situation better then other the UN Mission proves it in case of special forces we can only say that we r deployed through out the world beside of the Us Seal trained in toughest way BY the Turks US n Brits may be we r not now but we will be the number 1 Day
Just proud of them and waiting to see that they will reach the top position of the special forces in the world. And whole world will praise them.

67Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales
The Mexican special forces the best of the best in Mexico just to get a chance to join the grope you have go trogh a lot

68Nohed Iran Special Force
Completely Underrated. They Must be in The Top 10.

As only 2 units of Noheds, Stopped More Than 10 units of Iraq's Special Forces in Iran-Iraq war.

They Endure Very Hard Trainings And Are Ready To Give Their Lives For Their Country Without Hesitation.
Nohed is on of the good group in the word nohed must be 15
Best Iranian special force.

69Austrian EKO Cobra

70Indian Garud Commando Force
This group is best commando unit of air force
No words to say they r the best

71707th Special Mission Battalion
Best counter terrorist force

72Pakistani Special Service Wing
The Special Service Wing, codename the SS Wing, or previously known as 312th Special Service Wing or Maroon berets, is a special operations aerospace unit of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) The SSW is a newest military division of the Special Forces Command of Pakistan Armed Forces. The division has recently been revived.
They are similar to the US rangers


Best air borne and brave soldiers not even hesitate to give his life and equipped with world best equipment, gears and ammunations

73Lebanese Armed Forces
Lebanese airborne regiment is the first special forces in the world to truely defeat isis in the battle of arsal, we lost 19 good men but mostly were normal infantry from the 8th brigade ( RIP ) but we took out 1400+ isis terrorists in 5 days those numbers alone should tell you a thing or two, the are an exact copy of the American 5th special forces group and train with them on a regular basis
Lebanese Commandos should be higher in this list.
Best of the bests
[Newest]One of the most lethal army in urban war ( building to building)

74Indian Commandos 101
When commandos r here then there is no fear

75Polish JWK
At this time JWK is equal with grom, they are working together but they are trained to quite different things, and we also have more special forces: AGAT, FORMOZA

76Kenyan D Company
Trains with the best like British SAS. one of the best special operations units in Africa.

77Philippine Special Action Force (PNP-SAF)
They always fight and they have a lot of combat experience because
Of many armed conflict in the Philippines The Philippines really need them...
The best among the best the best among the worst traind in one of the most brutal training regime... Yeahh
The best among the worst trained? Is that a compliment or criticism?

78United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party
Marines claim they r first ones in a hot spot but someones gotta be on the ground to tell them wats going on. That's a TACP. The discussion is best trained so there is no question its an US Air. Force unit. Extremely high technical skills highest edcuted. TACPs are dropped and live amoung inhabbitants to direct air strikes and Air borne drops.

79Philippine NAVSOG
Jungle tracking & warfare is their speciality ; They see an enemy they kill it with precision!
One of the best elite in the Philippines
Great force when it comes to Jungles!

80Afghan Special Forces
They are the best force in the world but only need training and equipment, I think afghan nation is the bravest nation in the world without fear of death
They are best in fight then every other brave and faith full

81Belgian Special Forces Group

JOLLY GOOD SOLDIERS. Really British SAS are better but watever

83Portuguese Operações Especias
They train almost every special forces in Portugal in several special ops operations. Unknown identities for most of its elements. DAE Portuguese Marines special section take courses in this unit. One of the best in the world
Best army ever! I served... Course is super tough.

84Gim: The Tunisian Army Commando
Best Commando group in all Africa and the third group in all the world!
The Tunisian Army Commando Is best in Tunisia
Group of military intervention (GIM)
[Newest]The best in Tunisia

85Lithuanian ARAS

86Royal Australian Air Force

87Polish B.O.A.

88Indian Sikh Light Regiment
These are the most cruel special forces

89Maoist Guerrillas
They are good in terrain warfare.

90Polish JW Formoza


92British Government Issue Joint Task Force

9368 brigade Bulgarian special forces
They have a squad named "Alfa" that participates in NATO special missions
They are the best

94Sultan Qaboos Special Force
They are the Omani special force. They train with British sas. They are classified the 9th best special force in the world

95United Arab Emirates Union Defence Force
One of the most technological advanced army in the region, we'll trained martial arts the first arab country to creat it's own weapons that it's suitable for all weather elements, ((no human rights during the training)) people die from just the training toughest people only survive in the hot desert element. Rarely to see cover up in the media or in the news

96Cuban Special Forces
One of the more hard training and strong people (master of the camo)

97Czech URNA

9811th Air Mobile Brigade (Air Assault)
Did a lot hard combat fighting in Afghanistan and Irak.

99French Army Special Forces Brigade

100Philippine Marine Corps
You must in top ten..
They always fight they should be in the top ten compare to other countries sf that didn't have any conflict...

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