SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES EXERCISE CHALLENGE 2020  EXERCISE, CROSS TRAINING AND COMPETITION
Jun 1st - 7th, Madeira archipelago

ABOUT SOFEC 2020

Special Operations Forces Exercise Challenge 2020 (SOFEC20) is a  Portuguese Armed Forces exercise conduct through the Special Operations Planning Unit of the Joint Command for Military Operations in coordination with the three military branches and Madeira Operational Command.

Designed and planned to enhance the interaction between national and Allied Special Operations Forces (SOF). All activities will take place within a tactical scenario, allowing the participating teams to simultaneously perform an Exercise, a Cross-training and a Competition.

The exercise will be held on Jun 01 until Jun 07, in Madeira archipelago.

The first edition was attended by the Navy, Army and Portuguese Air Force, Republican National Guard and Maritime Police, and military forces from Brazil, East Timor, France, Romania and Spain, involving a workforce of over 200 military.


SOF TRUTHS

  • Humans are more important than hardware;
  • Quality is better than quantity;
  • SOF cannot be mass produced;
  • Competent SOF cannot be created after emergencies occur;
  • Most Special Operations require non-SOF support.