TF121 is a multiservice force commanded by an Air Force Brigadier General. The spearhead of the force is a forty-man team made up of operators from Delta, DEVGRU, Army Rangers, and the CIA's Special Activities Division. Other Special Operations contributions will include Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force Pararescue and Special Operations aircraft. On occasions, operators from Coalition nations (particularly British and Australian SAS, Norwegian Marinejeger and Polish GROM operators) augment the TF121 and provide direct and indirect operational assistance.
The task force has been organized in such a way that it has a close relationship with intelligence personnel (CIA operators are an integral part of the unit) and has timely and unhindered access to any relevant data gathered by intelligence assets in the area. Such an option is invaluable to any Special Operations team, and especially so to one whose primary mission is hunting elusive fugitives whose hideouts change frequently and randomly.
Many TF121 groups are assigned Special Forces CIRA (Communications Intelligence Reconnaissance and Action) operators with expertise in relevant fields. These operators work closely with the intelligence agencies tied to TF121 and work to pinpoint and identify HVTs aggressively.
Key people involved in TF 121 and its successors have included:
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