About the Foundation


The Global Special Operations Forces Foundation (GSF) is a non-profit organisation that aims to build and grow an international network of military, government, commercial, and educational stakeholders in order to advance SOF capabilities and partnerships to confront global and networked threats. It hosts a series of events, mainly in the United States, but launched its European Symposium in 2016. 

The GSF saw a gap in the national security conversation: it aims to connect like-minded public and private bodies to increase the understanding of Special Operations. They are highlighting the role that Special Operations can play in addressing global security challenges, especially those emanating from unconventional and transnational sources. It is not a traditional charity but a professional association for SOF dedicated to advocating for SOF globally.

What does the GSF do?

GSF brings together military, government, industry, and intellectual leaders from around the world , its purpose is to advance the capability and effectiveness of SOF.

Key functions:

  • Hosts regular networking events in America and overseas
  • Regular newsletters, unique website content, and other distributed media
  • Annual Global SOF Forums and Symposia both in America and overseas

Why should your company join the Global SOF Foundation?

Becoming a corporate partner of the GSF offers your organisation the following benefits:

  • Grow its network, both B2B as well as business-to-government/military (including operators)
  • Associate its brand with SOF and increase exposure to the Global SOF community through different GSF platforms
  • Support an advocacy organization which offers free membership to both active duty military and police

Members can also access discounted exhibition and sponsorship rates.

Why should an individual join the Global SOF Foundation?

Membership provides:

  • Access to GSF forums, workshops, outreach, and other programs at member-only rates
  • Ability to post resumes for review by corporate partners (coming soon)
  • Subscription to GSF newsletters and other media

More information

For more information on membership and pricing, visit the foundation website.