U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), is briefed on a medical procedure performed by Special Operations Surgical Teams (SOST) at Hurlburt Field, Florida, on May 7, 2019. SOST is an extremely lightweight, mobile and rapidly deployable element that is medically and tactically trained to provide trauma resuscitation and life-saving surgical care on or near the battlefield. This visit marked Clarke’s first in a series of stops to see USSOCOM components and the Theater Special Operations Commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

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