The Commandement des Opérations Spéciales (COS; "Special Operations Command") is the organisation which coordinates the use of the
special forces of all military branches (
Air Force). Similar to
UKSF, COS was created on 24 June 1992, following the
Gulf War. Its role is to direct and coordinate missions for special forces units; these are permanently under its direct command and immediately available for action.The command is led by a
Général de brigade or
NATO OF-6 post.