The 9th Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC 2018)

SEGMA will organize the 9th Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC 2018) on May 7, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

Held under the royal patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, MESOC 2018 is supported by the King Abdullah II Special Forces Group and is the official conference of the highly acclaimed Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX), now in its 12th edition.

Once again MESOC 2018 features a high-powered speaker line-up of Special Operations Forces Commanders from around the world to discuss the latest trends in the field together with more than 500 high level delegates from the global special operations forces community.

Click here or visit to register your place at the most important meeting of the global special operations forces (SOF) community this year.

As the preeminent gathering of the global special operations forces community, this year MESOC 2018 will cover topics such as New Trends in Hybrid Warfare, Lessons Learned from the War against ISIL, Improving Battlefield against Irregular Threats, Tactical ISR and Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Rapidly Deployable C4I Systems, and Combat Search and Rescue in Hostile Environments. Preliminary conference program follows below.

Preliminary Agenda




Opening with the arrival of H.M. King Abdullah II (or Representative) followed by Jordan’s Royal Salute


Keynote Speech


H.M. the King or Jordanian Prime Minister

First Session


Improving the Battlefield Performance of Special Forces Operators against Emerging Irregular Threats, Col. Sufian Al Slaihat, Commander of Jordanian King Abdullah II Special Forces Group


Future Irregular Warfare Challenges and Implications for Special Operations Forces


Remotely Piloted Aircraft for Tactical ISR & Ground Support: Sought Capabilities for SOF Operations




Panel Discussion

11:10 -11:30

Coffee Break



Second Session


Battlespace Situational Awareness – Sensor Requirements for Deployed Special Operations Forces


Executing Search and Rescue Operations in Hostile Environments with Complex Topographies


Key Imperatives of a Rapidly Deployable Tactical C4I for Special Operations




Panel Discussion


Coffee Break



Third Session


Uncovering & Breaking up Terrorist Sleeper Cells – Role of Special Operations Forces


Preparing Special Operators for Current and Future Terrorist Threats – Ideals Models of Training


Countering Hybrid Warfare in Urban Environment – Lessons Learned in War against ISIS




Panel Discussion


Closing Statements by Organizer & Sponsors


Lunch & End of Conference

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