Lockheed Martin & Special Operations Forces: A Trusted, Proven Partnership

Lockheed Martin & Special Operations Forces: A Trusted, Proven Partnership
October 19, 2020

Lockheed Martin proudly celebrates 10 years of serving the Special Operations Forces as the prime contractor for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) largest contract vehicle: Special Operations Forces Global Logistics Support Services (SOF GLSS).

Since 2010, when Lockheed Martin was initially awarded the Special Operations Forces Contractor Logistics Support Services (SOF CLSS) contract, they’ve worked to ensure the best value logistics services and products to meet the mission-critical, time-sensitive needs of the SOF community. From delivering the first Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship in 2014, to working with our U.S. Military partners to sew masks and provide PPE for our local communities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Lockheed Martin continues to be a one-stop solution for agile, innovative, on-demand services to SOCOM components and other U.S. Government entities that support SOCOM’s missions worldwide.

“We’re honored for our role in supporting the men and women of the Special Operations Forces for the past decade,” said Scott Greene, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Executive Vice President. “Our teams strive to bring a mission-minded approach to work every day, and Lockheed Martin will continue to ensure that whenever and wherever the SOF teams are deployed, they will have what is needed to successfully complete the mission.”

As Lockheed Martin enters its second decade supporting USSOCOM’s service components and warfighters, the need for increased support to the SOF community has been rapidly matched by the impressive and disciplined growth of the Lockheed Martin SOF GLSS enterprise.

Currently, the three primary components of the SOF GLSS enterprise include: aircraft, vehicle and equipment maintenance, critical infrastructure support, and business process transformation. Lockheed Martin repairs and maintains the fleet of special operations aircraft, ground vehicles, weaponry and electronics equipment, to include managing a global supply chain of parts, warehouses, and depots. The company also manages and has upgraded the command’s critical infrastructure, from secure IT networks to worldwide facilities.

Over the impressive 10 years that Lockheed Martin has served the SOF warfighter, Lockheed Martin has received over 1,900 task order awards and over 15,000 total contract actions.  The size of the program has significantly grown, and today has approximately $1.5B in active contracts, the largest total value ever.

“The size of our support to the SOF community has grown every single year since the original 2010 award, due to the continued outstanding performance of the Lockheed Martin team,” said SOF GLSS Vice President Hector Alvarez. “We remain committed to increasing our capabilities and providing our exceptional warfighters what they need to carry out their vital missions.”