Top 10 Most Elite Special Forces

The Top Ten

British SAS

The fact the SEALs and SAS swapped training routines for a test to see which is harder, every SAS personell found the SEAL training a breeze, Majority of the SEALs couldn't even finish the SAS training

It says best special forces but most on list are spec ops sas sbs delta sets naze as where seal are spec forces think a few need educating seals best special forces sbs best spec op due to aqua training

The sas, are the most elite forces by far. Their training is so dangerous people die from it. Also, they raid buildings with hostages in it, just as training and with real guns!

The British SAS are the best in the world by far. The navy seals are modeled after them, but their training is not up to SAS standards. As a former vet I have seen the training.

Indonesian Kopassus

They're all brutally trained to make up for our machinery and weaponry obviously. The thing is they aren't just physically trained like any other special forces in the world, their martial arts are also focusing in psychological and spiritual endurance. They meditate and train their energy or chakra to be able to do things immposible for normal person like driving and fighting with their eyes closed. Break bricks and steel with their bare hand, thigh and even head. They have the strongest survival as well, trust me, you can just drop this guys in the middle of thickest amazon or even in the middle of sahara desert and they'll make it out alive.

I as an Indonesian thinks the KOPASSUS is as good as SAS. Have you seen the DOPER training? They shoot you just centimeters away from your body. They even mastered Pencak Silat which is good in combat. I mean their combatants could break a tower of blocks on fire with their own fist (Includes female combatants that could break a knife with her bare finger).

Actually, this special force and the other Indonesian Special Forces don't have so many documentation (like Navy Seal, SAS, etc) and remain as a mysterious Army. They have so many skills that average people may see it as an impossible stuff. Actually, there is one more special force that is really mysterious and have never been documented in any news and T.V. Channel. They are called Denjaka (Marine). Rumors say that they are way more better than Kopassus. (I know this all from my Indonesian Friend)

May, 23 2015.
Team Indonesia shooter Army (Kopassus Kostrad) won the overall championship in the shooting competition Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) held in Puckapunyal, Australia.

Medals were achieved by the Indonesian team very far adrift from teams from other countries, Indonesia successfully won 30 gold medals, 16 silver, and 10 bronze. While the Australian Army in the second position bagged 5 gold medals, 9 silver, and 6 bronze while the United States occupies a shooter in third with a gain 4 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Indonesia army managed to beat the 16 countries that participated in the race, including the United States, France, Britain, including Australia as the host.

Success in international shooting competitions AASAM in Australia, the team shooter Army (Kopassus - Kostrad) finished eighth overall champion and overall champion obtained a row since the year 2008 to 2015.

U.S. Navy SEALs

These are the one of the best of the best fighting forces the world has ever seen. They are well-trained and can deal with almost anything. You do not wanna mess with these guys.

They have to be the best in the world right now. Not traditionally; but the best in the world at this time. Among all special ops units in the world, training, tactics, and ability is a dead heat where no one has the advantage. But the Navy SEALS do have an advantage over all others because they have the most advanced technology and superior high-tech weaponry available for any scenario.

I am not well educated in special forces, but I've read a whole bunch of books including different ones and I'm impressed with the SEALs. They are generally regarded as the USA's best special forces.
Funny, my fifth grade teacher used to go on and on about the Rangers. I ended up disliking him, but not for that. Rangers are cool, but the SEALs seem more highly trained. I mean no offense to anyone.

I am choosing to become a seal in a few years and I would say there training is 75% mental 20% physical and5% skill. I have also done a ton of research and it is the most on top and hardest training. Rather than a bunch of crazy men wanting to feel pain and brake there own bones.

Russian Spetznaz

Excellent special forces. All-arms, all environments. Equal or better than US in many fields. Only weaknesses would be the very latest ELINT Cyber-crypt war but rapidly catching up. Would argue US has more emphasis on extreme long-range shooting- but this is also being bridged.
Would also argue CQC & survival-evasion is below KOPASSUS- KOPASSUS MUST have mastery of 2 martial arts- and below KOPASSUS in terms of creating organic insurgents/counter-insurgents (Indonesian ex IJA speciality). Definitely would eat UK SAS SBR SBS for breakfast. UK- Holland-NATO- you cannot even compare- what passes as gentle training in Russia would be banned in Europe as too ferocious & dangerous.

The fact that they are trained to enjoy pain, and to never be taken alive puts them in a completely different league then the rest. They literally do not fear death, they do not care if they are shoot or are bleeding or have shrapnel in their body they enjoy that pain and will fight until their blood runs cold. No other military group can match up to their skill, clinical brutality, and sheer will power.

Yip! However, Spetznaz is a reference to all Russian special forces. Their ELITE special force unit is called Alpha Group...bad ass! !

Spetsnaz have the most brutal training in the world

U.S. Delta Force

"Delta Force" is a rumored tier 1 special operations unit in SOCOM and JSOC. And by rumored, I mean the U.S. Government hasn't ever acknowledged it's existence and, therefore, is technically only a rumor.

Navy SEALs are a tier 2 special operations group in SOCOM. They are acknowledged by the U.S. Government. They're great at what they do but Delta is much better trained.

Delta should've been number one withe DEVGRU and SAS right behind.

Identical selection as British sas with recruitment from a better stock of soldier. Green beret and rangers as well as had devgru operators join the ranks with the most money and cross training in the world. Hands down the best. Other smu's get missions delta gets objectives. Delta ops change the world

The best of the best their operators have the ability to use whatever they want as long as they get the job done these badasses used grease guns in the Iraq war and their only failed mission happened because of mechanical malfunction

They are a elite counter terrorism group. Most of what they do came from the British Special Air Service

Indian NSG

NSG is one of the best elite forces in the world with a lot of successful missions under them. They are responsible for any in the country from terrorist. They have got a very strong,rather difficult phase of training where they are trained to take down any threat in their nation.

Black cats are the best to perform operation during nights... They played a vital role after marcos during 26/11 attack... They could be the best but our politicians don't spend enough...

Its true that this force is one of the best but the main role of unconventional warfare in India is played by the para commandos,they are the hardest force known with training in extreme adverse ambience

One of the best special forces in Asia. Proved it's worth in various missions like Black Tornado, Black Thunder etc.

U.S. Green Berets

The are many "Special Operation Forces" but there is only ONE SPECIAL FORCE in the World! "US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES". Being a "Special Force" does not mean spectacular hostage rescue or direct action raid on Bin Laden. Special Force is not about being T.V./ Videogame Celebrieties. Special Force means performing tasks (not single mission) that are far beyond capabilities of other units or SOF. Green Berets are masters of "Unconventional Warfare" and "Asimetric Warfare". They are skilled in many fields of craft, they are "Force Multipliers", they are capable of performing long-term unconventional operations deep behind enemy lines. The greatest thing about US Special Forces is that they are "Silent Professionals" they don't push themselves into being Television Celebrities - they focus on doing their job while keeping lowest possible profile.

This force should be placed above than seals,they are the real special operative units in the US

The most underrated and overlooked of all US SOF.

THESE COMMANDOS WILL KICK YO ASS APART FROM AUSSIE SAS!

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Australian Special Air Service Regiment

I get that the Brits are great and all, and that the Yanks aren't bad per se, but how the hell are the Aussie SAS not higher? Not only are we extremely good individual soldiers, but our SERT (Queensland SWAT) get the same training as the SEALs. Also, and I'm not 100% on this one, but our SAS trains, helps train and/or wrote the program for the SEALs. The British SAS is more iconic, but the Australians are (at the very least) on the same level as them. The Yanks just have more funding. And why are the Israeli special forces not on this list?

Should not be taken seriously. Oz SAS/SAS-R expect to come home alive after a war to live life of abundance and pampered luxury. Major difference between Spetsnaz, KOPASSUS and some US SPECFOR. Training has changed markedly since 1960s- barely exposed to any rigours or brutalities of true warfare in training. No physical abuse allowed anymore. Cannot withstand Indonesian Basic DOPER training (6th week live fire for all arms). Minimal exposure to terrorist & separatist warfare. Minimal exposure to live fire in training. Over-reliance on computer systems and computer simulated combat. Cannot fight without massive US all-encompassing aerial & heavy artillery umbrella. Rifle skills below par. Lose every RIMPAC AASAM to Indonesian (champion 8 years running since inception). CQC average. HALO-LALO good. Amphibious qualities average. Experience in warfare is below average- as rarely deployed and a major political liability. Sorry, but I know first hand.

Should not be considered seriously for any special forces training. They have minimal experience and their soldiers are below par on endurance, survival fitness, marksmanship, evasion, counter-insurgency and many other core skills. Minimal exposure to actual war as they are a political liability for spineless Australian politicians.

How is India number 2. anyway how come in almost every mission overseas the sasr is saving americas ass and the brits have not seen battle for a long time but seriously judging from where war is now Australia is the best because of the similar environment they have compared to that of Afghanistan and Iran

UK Royal Marines Commando

Royal marines are not special forces but they are incredibly elits troops

The Contenders

U.S. Army Rangers

How is Al Qaeda better than the U.S. Army Rangers? Rangers go in and hunt them down. They've been kicking ass since the beginning of the United States. They are the elite.

Yes Ranger's are the top and one of the oldest and still the best

Rangers Lead the Way! They will straight up kill everyone.

Rangers lead the war, mess with the best die like the rest

Polish GROM

Don't get me wrong, I'm a U.S. citizen, BUT these guys are truly amazing. In my opinion, they're up there with the SEALs. GROM is definitely underrated and overlooked, but maybe you should look again.

GROM has 25 years, 500 special operations around the world. Only one was killed - in Afghanistan

I'm pole but they deserve at least top 5

GROM IS THE BEAST!

Shayatet 13

They've proof in every war, even in the 6 day against all arab nations fully equipped still kicked butt..

History shows how lethal and good they are for example with hostages and infiltration

Small country and small group but still performs in top category

One the best israel can offer... At least top 5 in my opinion even top 3!

Turkish Red Berets

There is a short story about them:

One day soldiers found a writing in a terrorist cave:

-if he is constantly shooting at you when he sees you, wait for reload and then kill him he is a regular soldier.
-if he shoots at you when only he sees you, then he is a commando leave immediately
-if he sees you and suddenly disappears, then he is a maroon beret. don't bother you are already dead.

2004 Special Forces Competition- Paracross-Germany
1st Place: Turkish Maroon Berets
2nd Place: Delta Forces

World Key lock Record: 7 seconds, Turkish Maroon Berets
Nearest opponent:13 Seconds, Delta Force (The USA)

-Point shot record: 200meters, Turkish Maroon Berets
Nearest opponent: 140 meters, Spetsnaz (Russian Federation)

-World Bomb Defuse Record: 8 seconds, Turkish Maroon Berets
Nearest opponent:14 Seconds, Delta Force (The USA)

They are based on the 2500 years tradition of historic turkish fighters: akinjis; who live in enemy lands and are capable in guerilla warfare and pin point operations.

Since they won the last Nato special forces competition againts Delta boys they deserve better than 11th...

Canadian Joint Task Force 2

You'd have a better time invading Russia than Canada, we are the most under rated and over looked country in the world but guess what, we've always been there through thick and thin. Remember when we took vimy ridge? Ya we know you've forgotten, but we haven't. Remember on d-day when you gave us the most treacherous beach to invade and we still made it further inland than anyone else did, we know you don't care, we know you think we're week, but history proves otherwise my friends. You need something done? Call us up when you want some real grit

JTF2 is one of the most highly trained elite forces in the world, they can practically do anything because Canada has the most advanced military tactics in the world. There are 200 Canadian Special Forces right now in Mosul, they're kicking ass.

The Canadian JTF2 has proven its self to be just as good as or even better than CAG/Delta. In the autobiography of a former operator titled "We Were Invincible", JTF2 conducted a CQB exercise against 60 Rangers/SEALs/Delta. JTF2 was outnumbered 15 to 60, and came out victorious without loosing a single man.

Best in the world the quickest and most stealthy underrated force on the planet enemies had better watch there backs

SAS, Special Air Service Britain

On here twice - Unnamed Google User Remade

Best in the world

Simply the nr 1

Russian Alpha Group
SBS Special Boat Service

The SBS are the UK's naval special forces counterparts of the SAS trained to the same standard as the SAS but go onto further training with an emphasis on naval operations these soldiers are the most secretive of the worlds special forces with little facts known about the SBS. All SBS ops are today still top secret!

Having served in the marines I have first hand knowledge of the sbs. Ask 2 para who they rate best sbs or sas.

The best of the best, they are number 1 without a doubt.

It's the same as the SAS but they just specialisze at naval warfare

United States MARSOC

Untested so far as they were quite recently formed but are quite well trained

Not as "Hollywood" as Seals or Green Berets, but that's how it should be.

They're US Marines, and will always win!

Malaysian Grup Gerak Khas

They save American lives during Somalia war but sadly their action don't shown up in Hollywood movie "Black Hawk Down"felt disappointed actually but their action will be remembered by all American soldier that fought during Somalia war

No they never saved Americans in Somalia, but these were Pakistani peace mission regular army in Somalia saved Americans in that battle in which black hawk was down

Strong-willed, tough soldiers and one hell of a training, definitely one of the best in south east Asia

Very well trained army. There can fight even not with superweapon.. That's all.. Thumb up!

Spetsnaz, Russia

Best in the world

Snow Leopard, China

It’s pretty good though.

SSG Commandos, Pakistan

These big guns can handle anything no matter what situation they are the most bravest among the in this list

No comparison in world
Best army

When it comes to them, THEY DO IT!

No comparison best in the world

Vietnamese Special Forces Service

One of the deadliest threat to the US and Allied forces during the Vietnam War

Philippine Scout Ranger

Best anti-guerrilla forces in the world, tagged as the most formidable fighter, 10,000 operatives of this unit plus appropriate weapons can conquer the world. The beginning of stealth warfare.

The only contingent in the Korean war who stood ground while the rest flee. neutralized 7,000 reds during the confrontation with less than 30 units casualty.

The il equipped special forces but can operate well. Remember in Golan heights slaughter thousand of ISIS and ivade another thousands with no lost of single life...see the deference.

Unit that defended goland heights for 72 hrs without casualty neither injuries, having 2,500 neutralized in just 72hrs. Now that's deadly!

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