What is SOCP?
Since March 2010, the Greg Thompson-designed SOCP (Special Operations Combatives Program) has been the first officially adopted and fully implemented combatives program by U.S. Army Special Forces and is now regarded as a prerequisite skillset for any special operator or assaulter. One of the most remarkable aspects of the SOCP model is that development and evolution of the program grows from the “field up” rather than from the instructor, down. The end-users, some of the most elite soldiers in the world, test the program in actual combat. Thompson’s relationship with the Special Forces community provides continuous mission-specific feedback that drives the evolution of SOCP and its ancillary programs and tools, like the SOCP series of Benchmade knives and tools.