Top 10: World Military Elites

Not necessarily ordered by rank, but in the generally accepted order- 10 most elite special forces regiments in the world
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Last updated: April 19, 2013
First submittedApril 12, 2013
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Nation
Unit
Motto
1
UK
SAS
"Who dares, wins"
2
US
Navy SEALs
"The only easy day was yesterday"
3
US
Delta Force
"Liberate the oppressed"
4
Israel
Shayetet 13
"Who dares, wins"
5
Russia
Alpha Group
"Any mission, any time, any place"
6
US
Green Berets
"Liberate the oppressed"
7
US
75th Ranger Regiment
"Rangers lead the way"
8
US
MARSOC
"Always faithful, always forward"
9
Australia
SAS
"Who dares, wins"
10
France
GIGN
"To save lives"
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Level 81
Apr 15, 2013
You could just say "Navy SEALs"... don't really need to specify Seal Team Six, even if that is an elite team within an elite team. The Navy Seals by themselves, all of them, are still more elite than any other group on this quiz except maybe Delta Force. You also ought to include the Army Rangers or 75th Ranger Regiment.
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Level 7
Apr 15, 2013
The problem with that is this is the TOP 10, ergo I'm not going to include every special forces group there is. It's also not the 'the world's best special forces groups, according to Kalbahamut's opinion'. As I said in the description, "not necessarily ordered by rank", however, that being said, the SAS are *generally* considered to be the best... they're completely on par with the Navy Seals, so much so that they work very closely and train together when necessary. The reason I placed them first is because they're the original special forces unit; used as a template for most other nations around the world, including the Navy Seals. They also receive more training with Secret Intelligence (MI6) than the Navy Seals do with the American secret services. The Army Rangers don't qualify in this top 10.
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Level 81
Apr 19, 2013
Perhaps the Rangers in general don't but I'd say the 75th Regiment does. And... all of these units do different things so, you're right, it's kind of pointless trying to rank them. Still, if I was being held hostage somewhere I'd rather the SEALS be coming to get me than the SAS.
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Level 7
Apr 19, 2013
I've given some thought to your comments, looked through the 75th Regiment, and decided that, that specific regiment of the Rangers deserves a place. Combined with the fact that the German GSG-9, although a special operations task force, are technically police, not army. I've taken the liberty to order the groups with more thought. The first list I made, I only really paid attention to the top 3 in terms of rank.

If I needed saving, I'd definitely be tempted to pick the Navy SEALs, based on their reputation and US military spending budget. But based on military record, and relative success, which, objectively has been stupendously good. I'd go with the SAS, personally. Maybe a little patriotism has something to do with it, too, admittedly.

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Level 7
Jan 18, 2014
I'd remove the French and add in the british SBS special boat service and also remove the US green Berets and add in the british royal marine commandos specifically 42 commando
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Level 21
Dec 5, 2014
"My Special Forces are more special than your Special Forces"
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Level 39
Jul 2, 2015
I luv it.
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Level 28
Dec 30, 2015
Got everything right except MARCOS and S13. Infact the spelling was to blame for the latter. I just couldnt spell it properly....I tried Sayetet 13, Sayeret MATKAL lol.
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Level 32
Jul 29, 2016
I put green beret but it didn't work. good quiz though I got 8/10 just missing green berets and s13