Special Forces Teams
The entire history and structure of the U.S. Army Special Forces is built around the team concept. There are other military special operations units that operate on the team concept, such as Navy SEAL teams. However, none share the compact structure and independence that is unique to Army SF teams.
An SF company is comprised of 6 A-Teams and 1 B-Team.
Each A-Team is an independent operational unit known as a “detachment”, or ODA, for Operational Detachment Alpha.
The B-Team is the headquarters or command and control element of the A-Teams, known as the ODB, for Operational Detachment Bravo.