|Appears in||Medal of Honor: Warfighter|
|Active||1996 (Created) |
1997 (Activated) – Present
|Motto||Facit Omnia Voluntas (lat. The will is decisive )|
- "This highly specialized, elite unit consists of the best of the best of Germanyʹs Special Operations soldiers. Their small numbers are testament to rigorous selection process. The KSKʹs five platoons can take the fight anywhere in the world — mountain to sea, pole to pole."
- — Battlelog Description
The Kommando Spezialkräfte (Special Forces Command, KSK) is an elite military unit composed of Special Operations soldiers hand-picked from each of the ranks of Germany’s Bundeswehr and organized as such under the Division Spezielle Operationen (Special Operations Division, DSO). The unit has received many decorations and awards from NATO, the USA and its affiliates. Modeling itself on the British Army's Special Air Service and the US Army Special Forces, KSK operators are frequently requested for joint anti-terror operations, most notably in the Balkans and Middle East.
They are a faction for the Medal of Honor: Warfighter multiplayer.
After the end of WWII, until the KSK’s formation in 1996, the West German (and later German) government assigned all counter-terrorist and special operations activities to the infamous GSG 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9, Border Security Group 9); a highly trained police force created shortly after the tragic events that transpired during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Up until this time, the army’s Fernspäher (Long-Distance Reconnaissance), the navy’s Kampfschwimmer (Combat Swimmers/"Frogmen"), and (until 1989) the Nuclear Weapons Protection Platoons - Sonderwaffenbegleitkompanien were the only military units comparable to anything that other nations may have seen as dedicated Special Forces units. Following the KSK’s activation on April 1, 1997, all but one of the Fernspähkompanie have been either disbanded or merged into the newly constituted unit.