Top 10 Military Units of the World


A monolithic source of inspiration for stack of Hollywood movies, a military unit deals with the national security, behind the veil of secrecy. Rolling through the modern era of history, TopYaps takes a look at top 10 elegant and clinically precised military units of the world.


10. Green Beret (United States):

Better known for working in an extremely secret, unobserved and unrecognized way, Green Beret is a diamond in the arsenal of United States’ military. This gruesome and radical unit of lethal commandos was enforced in the U.S. Special Forces, after the orders of contemporary President John F. Kennedy. It is almost a wild-goose-chase to recognize their presence while working on a mission, as the “war diplomats” of this unit are master in working with locals in their specified Areas of Operation (AOs).

Top 10 military units of the world

9. KSK (Germany):

Sophisticated G-36 assault rifles in hands, faces colored by black paints, a body to beat any athlete and an approach of strenuous tiger; this killing machine of German Special Forces was established in 1996. Conceptualized with a straightforward intention to wipe-out enemies, hiding even in the darkest corner of the world, this military unit is a German reply to rest of the world, especially to the big bosses constituting elite military units.

Top 10 military units of the world

8. Shayetet 13 (Israel):

An elite unit of Israeli Navy, Shayetet 13 is well known for its methodical approach of “leaving no one behind” by offering firefight back and forth. With the finest combination of “heroism” and “professionalism,” commandos of this special unit are worldwide notable for their deadly raids. Shayetet 13 was formed in 1948 and since then it has gained the attention of mainstream media for its extreme secretive operations.

Top 10 military units of the world

7. MJK (Norway):

A unit of Norwegian Special Forces, MJK is employed in those missions where conventional forces are unable to reach. Notable for its work in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, this military unit of screaming daredevils is specialist in land and maritime operations, despite of extreme environmental and climatic stresses. MJK, also plays a vital role in domestic security with its significant contribution in unconventional warfare, hostage rescue and direct operations.

Top 10 military units of the world

6. Joint Task Force 2 (Canada):

The least known and unpublicized unit of Canadian Armed Forces, JTF 2 is laurelled for its high-potential mystery-remains-in-the-room policy. This military unit consists super-trained and super-fit born-to-kill commandos. JTF 2 works in a hyper-secret manner and its missions or capabilities are never disclosed by either Department of National Defense or the Government of Canada.

Top 10 military units of the world

5. U.S. Army Rangers (United States):

With diversity in infiltration techniques and comprising a saga of spectacular leadership, this performance-oriented military unit is a golden heritage of United States Armed Forces. Rangers of this elite force are best known for their immaculate fighting skills along with their unparalleled ability to wipe out enemies in an absolute daring style. This force is widely appreciated for its salient contribution in wars of Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea and Vietnam.

Top 10 military units of the world

4. Foreign Legion (France):

Inspiration of numerous flicks and novels, the French Foreign Legion follows standard assault tactics with careful planning. This elite military unit came into existence on March 10, 1831, to bump off turbulent elements from French society. Unlike typical defense units, this operational division of French Army recruits only foreigners and gives a declared identity to new Legionnaires.

Top 10 military units of the world

3. Special Air Service (United Kingdom):

An inspiring model for the special forces of several countries across the world, SAS is a unit of the British Army which was formed in 1941, during the World War II. Tremendously puzzling in nature, this military unit is famous for its some of the deadliest counter-terrorism operations. Due to its sharpness and effectiveness, SAS is regarded as a precious commodity of strategic values.

Top 10 military units of the world

2. Navy Seals (United States):

No doubt, for general folks, Navy Seals came to prominence after gunning down the terror figurehead and high value target, Osama Bin Laden in a cinematic style. However, the origin of its flamboyant journey dates back to 1962. Famous for its find-and-kill approach, this elite military unit possesses the capability to wipe out enemies on land, air and sea by implementing some of the craziest and grievous norms of fighting.

Top 10 military units of the world

1. Delta Force (United States):

The most venomous military unit of the world which is so far considered as the top-notch player in handling counter-terrorism operations, was formed in 1977, with an acute aim to devastate anti-American activities. Comprising a long trail of professional assassins with cutting-edge weaponry, this defense unit is stuffed with stack of legendary achievements.

Top 10 military units of the world


  1. Hariharan Valady

    August 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Interesting. Very informative. India does not feature anywhere?

    • earthwit

      August 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

      So far, it’s a pursuance.

  2. Gotcha14

    September 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Australian SAS are the best in the world by a fair margin. US special forces would be luck to be in the top 3.

    • Supertrooper89

      February 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Obviously your not in the military.

      • Dave Smith

        January 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

        And neither are you, you utter prat of a man.

  3. everyman

    February 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    4 out 10 are american units? Biased view.

  4. George khan

    August 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The SAS has been around for much longer than delta and have much experience in combat, spec ops and counter-terrorism, so how can you say that delta is better? The SAS/SBS are the best SFs in the world by far, plus delta is heavily based of the SAS, I think you need to do some more research my friend.

  5. Dave Smith

    January 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

    It’s rather biased considering the British SAS isn’t in the number 1 spot, known around the world as the most elite of the elite this is obviously made by a civilian american with no military knowledge. Also where are australian and NZ SAS? How the hell are a infantry reg like the US rangers more elite than the NZ and Aus SAS? This is ridiculous.

  6. Dr. Jhonn

    April 8, 2013 at 5:23 am

    You must see RED BARRET KOMANDO KOPASSUS,,and most brutal training…ist the best special forces army..

  7. naz

    December 31, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Somehow, these things will always end up with the US at number 1. This shit is biased. The Malaysian army helped set up the jungle warfare school for the US Military at Fort Benning, and trained US Army personnel as combat dog handlers during Vietnam war. US Navy Seals train with the Malaysian Army annually, to learn about jungle warfare and tactics. Hell, Malaysian soldiers braved all the attacks in the Mog once, to save US Army Rangers and Delta operatives who were surrounded and cut off. Indonesian commandos and elite forces (kopassus, yontaifib etc) are also fine outfits. Biased.

  8. Daniel

    January 1, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    This is bullshit im not even gona argue about this shit no more all im saying is SAS !!!

  9. anon

    October 21, 2014 at 3:07 am

    I’m an American civilian and I can tell this is biased. Like how the brits SAS is third, and there isn’t any hint of the Australian SAS even though they would at least be on the same level, if not better than the Rangers.

  10. Nazeem

    January 12, 2015 at 10:41 am

    You are wrong, Indian army’s para commandos is best in the world, Personnel from the Para (SF) have participated in international competitions like the Airborne Africa and The Cambrian Patrol, which was aimed to test the endurance and the combat efficiency and readiness of the special forces community, the event saw 28 and 20 participants including the forces from the U.K, U.S.A, France, Israel, Germany, Netherlands, Russia and Pakistan. The commandos gained worldwide recognition after winning the event thrice in 2001,2002,2004 and have been winning it ever since with the latest victory in March 2013, while they have reported success in the Cambrian Patrol as well. The commandos have won 7 out of the 8 times participated in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013 the winning of these exercises gained them the reputation of being the toughest special forces, the fact was later corroborated by a hence,concluding their extensive use in peacekeeping operations which have reported a higher success rate than the previous task forces that excluded Indian special forces.

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