Delta Force is the Army’s special mission unit for counterterrorism and hostage rescues.

Created in the late 1970s in the image of the British Special Air Service (SAS), Delta Force has been at the very tip of the U.S. military spear for decades.

The Unit, as Delta Force operators refer to it, has been involved in all major and minor U.S. military operations and campaigns since its formation, including in Iran, Panama, Grenada, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

Delta Force is part of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) alongside its Navy counterpart, SEAL Team Six, and some other special mission units that specialize in intelligence gathering and covert and clandestine transportation.