The updated SFSO Awards Manual and the SFSO Training Manual have been updated.
The next manual to be released within the coming week will be the SFSO Operating Procedures Manual and followed by the SFSO Uniform Manual.
I am hoping to have the SFSO SEALS, RANGER and MACO Manuals published some time towards the end of March if they survive the review from the respective Branches.
Vice Admiral Paul C. Dyl
Assistant Director, SFSO
After a careful review of the SFSO Standard Operating Procedures Manual, the SFSO Command (SFSOCOM) along with the MACO Command Operations the following changes are effective immediately.
Forming a MACO SOU
1. All Operatives wishing to form a MACO unit can do so at any time. The requirement to start out as a Recon SOU has been rescinded.
2. All new MACO SOUs will request activation per the SFSO Activation Form Request on the SFSO website. These units will be designated as MACO Training Units. Once the requirements listed below are completed, the MACO Training Unit will be re-designated as an operational MACO SOU.
MACO Team Leaders must be as a minimum certified as a MACO Grade 4. MACO Team Leaders will have 1 year from the date that the MACO SOU became operational to be certified as a MACO Grade 6.
1/3 of all assigned Operatives must be certified as a MACO Grade 2. Once a MACO SOU gains additional Operatives, the SOU will have 6 months from the date the 1/3 ratio was activated to have any member certified as a MACO Grade 2. Example: A MACO SOU has 1 Operative which is the Team Leader who is already at least a MACO Grade 4. The SOU gains one new member. At this time no additional grade certifications are required. The SOU recruits another Operative, bring the total SOU assigned strength to 3. The grade certification still does not change because of the 3 assigned Operatives, 1 is the Team Leader. Now the SOU recruits another Operative, bring the SOU strength to 4. Now the 1/3 requirement kicks in because the unit now has 3 Operatives not including the Team Leader. Any of the 3 none certified Operatives must complete MACO Grade 2 within 6 months from the date that the third Operative joined the SOU.
If at any time that a MACO Unit does not maintain the above requirements, the MACO Command Operations will notify the SOU Team Leader that the unit has an additional 3 months to comply with the requirements as stated above. If the MACO SOU still has not reached the required conditions to remain as a MACO SOU, the SOU will be either re-designated to another SFSO branch component or be deactivated.
The SFSO Standard Operating Procedures Manual will reflect these changes during the manual’s re-write.
For any questions, please contact the DD(S) or myself.
Vice Admiral Paul C. Dyl
Assistant Director, SFSO
Just keeping everyone up to date. The annual review process has begun. Currently the SFSO Awards Manual, SFSO Training Manual are completed and awaiting final approval. The SFSO Standard Operating Procedures Manual is currently finishing up its draft version and will be shortly sent for review. The SFSO Uniform and Insignia Manual is currently in the beginning stages.
Team Manuals are still in the draft stages. The MACO Manual, SEALS Manual and Ranger Manual are still in draft phase, but are each about 90% completed. The Recon Manual and the Intel Manual are in the pre-stages and are about 25% complete.
As mentioned earlier on the SFSO FB page, the Team Manuals will be about the fictional aspects of each SFSO component. The SFSO Standard Operating Procedures, SFSO Awards Manual and the SFSO Uniform and Insignia Manual will cover “real” SFSO day to day operations etc.
The purpose of the Team Manuals being written as they are, is to begin the building foundation for the future (hopefully near future) SFSO Special Warfare Center and School. The proposed idea is creating our own Academy which will only contain courses and materials related to the required training for the grade certifications and additional skills certification. This project is only in the draft stages and a lot of details and work is going to be needed to make this a reality.
As soon as more updates become available, we will post them on this site.
VADM Paul Dyl
SFSO Assistant Director
After weeks of hard work by the SFSO Support Section, the SFSO Quartermaster site is now fully functional. Any comments or questions can be addressed to Barry Jackson at email@example.com.
Due to the continued problems getting the firstname.lastname@example.org to forward correctly, Please use the following email address for the SFSO Quartermaster:
RADM Barry Jackson
There seems to be some confusion with the way the manual was written. Therefore I will state the way to earn this and there is no exceptions to it.
To get the award the following has to be completed:
A doctorate in Intelligence Operations
A doctorate in Special Operations
At least a masters in Military Studies
You cannot substitute a double doctorate for any of these. You have to have a single studies in each of the following to earn the award. Complete a doctorate in the single study of each of the above.
Attention all Operatives!
Once again I am happy to announce that the SFSO Operating Procedures Manual (formerly known as the SFSO Operations Manual) is completed.
The manual can be located on the SFSO website under Publications. The link is provided: https://sfisfso.wordpress.com/publications/
I want to thank both Paul Dyl and TJ Allen for the work and input into creating this manual. If you happen to find some kind of errors please contact Paul Dyl at the below email and he will look it over and make any needed corrections.
email@example.com – Paul Dyl
firstname.lastname@example.org – TJ Allen
email@example.com – Barry Jackson