Royal Special Forces
The Royal Special Forces or Jordanian Special Forces is a unit of the armed forces of Jordan. The Commander was Brigadier-General, Prince Abdullah (now King Abdullah II of Jordan), 1993-1996.
The Jordanian Special Operations Tasks are:
Occupying airborne bridge-head to assist ground forces.
Conducting raids on enemy HQs, artillery sites, missile sites, roads and any other significant key targets.
Organizing, training and developing guerrilla forces.
Operating behind enemy lines.
Assaulting captive cells and freeing POWs.
Urban area operations.
Readiness to assist any Arab brethren countries upon request.
Airborne and air assault operations.
Search and rescue operation.
Strategic reconnaissance missions.
Counter infiltration and smuggling.
Internal security operations.
Counter terrorism operations.
Search and rescue operations.
Provide ranger and paratrooper training to JAF units.
Provide officers and NCO's from Arab countries with special operations and ranger courses.
Train public security and customs department officers.
Participate in training courses held in Arab countries.
Participate in UN missions.
Assist in training friendly forces.
Evacuation operations in time of disasters.
In 2007, the Royal Special Forces received training from Blackwater Worldwide.