Joint Special Operations Command, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: It appears that the Joint Special Operations Command, first announced in January 2019, is already operational. It is unclear when the JSOC was stood up but it appears that it is already ready good to go. We know the JSOC existence following the visit to the command by the MAF HQ chief of staff Lt. General Zakaria Yadi. As expected not much details have come from the visit -published by MAF HQ Facebook page – apart that the first commander of the JSOC is Colonel Ahmad Suhaimi Mat Wajab, a career Grup Gerak Khas officer. Suhaimi’s pictures in the post, also featured here, is blurred by the original poster when he is not wearing a mask.

Lt Gen Zakaria Yadi inspecting the personnel from JSOC. MAF HQ.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Dis 2020 – Ketua Staf Markas Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, Leftenan Jeneral Datuk Mohd Zakaria bin Hj Yadi telah melakukan lawatan kerja ke Bahagian Operasi Pasukan Khas Pertahanan (BOPKP), hari ini.
Ketibaan beliau di BOPKP telah disambut oleh Ketua Pengarah Bahagian Operasi Pasukan Khas Pertahanan, Kolonel Ahmad Suhaimi bin Mat Wajab serta pegawai-pegawai dan anggota BOPKP sebelum sesi taklimat disampaikan berkenaan organisasi dan fungsi bahagian tersebut.
Dalam rangka lawatan tersebut, beliau telah dibawa meninjau ke kawasan sekitar BOPKP untuk melihat dengan lebih dekat fasiliti yang terdapat di BOPKP. Ini merupakan lawatan ulung Ketua Staf Mk ATM ke BOPKP sejak beliau memegang jawatan tersebut

Lt Gen Zakaria Yadi with the first commander of JSOC, face blurred by MAF HQ.



From my original post on the JSOC.

Months after the National Special Operations Force (NSOF) was quietly disbanded, the Armed Forces chief Gen.Zulkifli Zainal Abidin today announced that the military will set up a Joint Special Operations Command (JSO) tasked with duties of national and strategic interest.
He did not say when the new command will be stood up and where but it will work together with the Joint Force Headquarters and Armed Forces Headquarters. It is likely the three special forces units in the military โ€“ GGK, Paskal and Paskau โ€“ will work together under a single command much like NSOF though without the policeโ€™s own UTK and MMEA Star team.

Two operators from JSOC, one from Paskal and the other from GGK, based on their berets and uniforms. Note the guns carried. It is most likely an M4A1 carbine with tan coloured accessories from butt stock to stock attachment. Both are using Magpul PMAG 30 round magazine. MAF HQ.

From the pictures posted we can confirmed that only SF operators from the military are included in the new command namely the GGK, Paskau and Paskal. It is also likely that the command was only recently stood up as they had not decided a single uniform for the operators. It is unclear however how many personnel be attached to the command or whether they will receive different equipment from those of their original units.
NSOF personnel conducting a Hostage Rescue demonstration at the launch of the unit in Oct 27. 2016

It is also likely that the command has taken over the barracks and offices of the now disbanded NSOF.

— Malaysian Defence

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