The Special Operations Detachment – South (SOD-S) uses emerging
technologies to enhance training and make efficient use of training resources
during the limited traditional National Guard unit training time. The detachment
provides trained units which focuses on affiliated Theater Special Operations
Command (TSOC) or affiliated Special Operations Command (SOC) joint staff
requirements, while maintaining a world wide deployment capability.
SOD-S capitalizes on civilian experience, previous Active Component experience,
and Reserve Component experience, to support the affiliated Theater Special
Operations Command (TSOC). Every soldier is trained in force protection measures
to enhance individual and unit security during peacetime operations and a
dynamic wartime environment. They are also trained in organizational readiness
to be deployable in support of training or operational requirements as needed.
As an Airborne unit, all members are authorized to conduct Static Line (SL) and
Military Free Fall (MFF) parachute operations.