As line officers, special warfare officers were entitled to command MACO units in the field, and trained in operations such as orbit-to-surface insertions and to clear landing zones. (Bait and Switch: The Wrong Reflection)
Captain Kanril Eleya held a secondary certification as a special warfare officer in addition to her primary designator of space warfare officer. (Bait and Switch: "All In", "Two Sides of a Coin, Part I")
- The term and concept of the special warfare officer is based on the designator used by officers of the United States Navy SEALs.