20 th Special Forces Group (Airborne) | 20SFG(A)

20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) | 20SFG(A)
Birmingham, AL
United States


The 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is one of the two National Guard Special Forces groups in the United States Army. It is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and comprises battalions and companies located across various states including Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, with additional presence in North Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Maryland. This group's primary focus is on the regions of Latin America south of Mexico, along with the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and a southwestern portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The 20th SFG (A) specializes in a variety of critical missions like unconventional warfare, counter-terrorism, direct action, foreign internal defense, and special reconnaissance. Their role is pivotal in enhancing regional stability and countering narcotics trafficking. Additionally, the group actively engages in building partnerships and training allied nations in their area of responsibility, reflecting their integral part in supporting U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

The 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) operates with the unique capability to deploy rapidly and conduct operations in diverse environments, showcasing the flexibility and readiness that are hallmarks of the National Guard Special Forces. Their contributions to various missions and operations underscore the vital role they play in the broader context of U.S. military strategy and international relations.