The Japan Special Forces group is known as the Japan Special Operations Group, SOG or Special Forces Group (SFG). They were established to combat terrorist activities on Japanese soil as well as to deter any attacks on Japanese soil. They are often referred to as the Delta Force of Japan because of their specialized role in the Ground Self-Defense Force in Japan.
The SFG began in 2004 as a special forces operation that is under the control of the Central Readiness Force. They are stationed in Narashino Garrison in Funasabashi.
How To Become A Member Of The SFG
Those who wish to become members of the SFG need to be airborne qualified and are usually pulled from the 1st Airborne Brigade. There is a civilian force of volunteers that can also train with the SFG.
Training takes place in Narashino, Chiba camp. There is specialized training for both platoons, the first and second, under the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces. Trainees are taught CQB tactics.
What Are They Best At?
Domestic counter terrorism
Weapons Of The SFG
The weapons of the SFG range from assault rifles to anti-tank missiles and include the Howa Type 89, the Cold M4A1, the HK MP5SD6, the Remington 870, the HK USP 9, the Barett M95, the Remington M24 and various hand grenades.
A relatively new special forces unit, they are currently engaged in the Iraq War.
The units are classified to the point where the individual special forces soldiers hide thtier faces from one another and are known only to their commanding officers.
Are They Professional Soldiers?
Although there are some volunteers who work with the SDF, the SDF is mostly comprised of professional soldiers with airborne experience.
This Article is written by James Kara Murat