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Hi there, maybe I can shed some light on this. I used to work for ASD SO/LIC at the DoD. He has oversight of all of SOCOM including JSOC. While I can’t really talk about Tier 1, Tier 2, colors, etc, etc, I can talk a little about the level of OPSEC involved in these organizations.
Every building on the CAG compound at Fort Bragg is a SCIF. That means phones, cameras, radios, any device transmitting a signal that isn’t specifically authorized by higher headquarters is prohibited.
It doesn’t take much for support staff to get axed. Really, nothing at all. Because there are literally thousands of people who would kill their own families to get into those jobs. Support staff for CAG is often a better deal than being an assaulter. The assaulters have the hard life because they’re asked to do the impossible on a regular basis. What’s more is that they actually do it.
Support staff are held to incredibly high fitness standards. They go through batteries of psychological profiling regularly, counterintelligence polygraphs, drug testing, you name it, they do it. They’re generally the best enlisted and officer personnel the entire service has to offer.
When I was in Baghdad from 2003-2004 I was across the street from one of the presidential palaces and down the street from the one used by L. Paul Bremer. Next door to the palace across the street was a Task Force 121 compound used by CAG, SAD, SAS, and SEALs. I remember a SGT Swanny trying to climb up on a HMMWV to get a peek over the wall and getting a voice on a megaphone telling him that continuing to climb the HMMWV would result in his brain getting a taste of desert sunlight. Needless to say, he stood down and the SAS guy on the roof said thank you kindly.