SOCP® (Special Operations Combatives Program®) is a realism based, task-specific system designed to bridge the gap between foundation training and the unique needs of the modern day Special Operations Units.
On 23 March, 2010 CG of USAJFKSWCS Major General Csrnko made “SOCP®”, and it’s establishment as the ARSOF Combatives program of record for CA/PO/SF with D Company/2nd BN/1st SWTG(A) directed to serve as the institutional/force SOCP® proponent. SOCP® is the designated combatives program for all U.S. Army Special Operations Forces. ERB Codes: (SOCP® I: BRT), (SOCP® II: FBR) SOCP® is now the standard program for fighting in kit.
SOCP® is currently being implemented at Special Forces Units 1st, 3rd, 5th,7th,10th, SWCS, Special Forces advanced skills battalion, 75 Ranger Regiment, Marine RECON, MARSOC, Air force SERE, Para rescue and is spreading fast to other Special Units, FBI, ATF, Border Patrol and other Federal and State Law Enforcement as well as Special Contract Unit.
SOCP® Core Concepts:
What techniques are demonstrated in a SOCP® Course?
*Fighting in Kit with weaponry
*Weapon transition & retention standing or on ground
*360 degree ambush attacks into and over objects
*Fighting multiple assailants solo or as a team
*Compliant and non-compliant cuffing and vehicle extractions
*Force continuum (lethal/less-than-lethal options)
What are the advantages to this system?
1.SOCP® represents nearly a decade of “end-user testing” and continues to evolve based on soldier (and team) requirements, and other necessities
2.SOCP® compliments the existing Army Combatives System (MACP)
3.SOCP® provides a task-specific skill set for the Special Operations soldier
4.SOCP® techniques remain easy to teach, remember, and employ
5.SOCP® provides much needed standardization of crucial skills (SOP creation/development)
6.SOCP® has been implemented through various entities within USASFC and USAJFKSWCS, with great success
2009 MACP adopted SOCP®’s Post-Frame-Hook and 7:00 Technics standing and on the ground witch they call contact rear.
On 7-8 June 2010 MACP instructors were trained in SOCP® basic cuffing; the SOCP® cuffing techniques and vehicle extraction procedures will be added to MACP
SOCP® provides much needed standardization of Compliant and non-compliant cuffing and vehicle extractions
SOCP® has been adopted by ATF and other SRT teams
SOCP® has created the standard for Fighting in kit with weaponry
SOCP® has created the standard for Weapon transition and retention standing or on the ground
SOCP® has created the standard for 360 degree ambush attacks into and over objects
SOCP® has created the standard for fighting multiple assailants solo or as a team
SOCP® has created the standard for Force continuum (lethal/less-than-lethal options)