You may have seen JTF2 on the site a few times. This article briefly explains what Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2) is based on public information only. They are an extremely high-readiness and precise special operations forces unit. JTF2 exists to protect the Canadian national interests and combat terrorism and threats to Canadians at home and overseas. JTF2 has federal responsibility for hostage rescue and counterterrorism.

In 2017, a JTF2 sniper successfully eliminated a target at 3,540 meters holding the world record for longest kill-shot ever. Read more about JTF2’s record-breaking sniper kill.

JTF2 remains the only foreign special operation unit to be conducted into American Tier 1 ranking (Along with Delta and Seal Team 6). They are experts trained to operate in the worlds deadliest terrains where they specifically train in frozen, mountainous, desert, and maritime environments. 

JTF2 was made famous by their involvement in Task Force K-BAR and Task Force 11 as well as Task Force 121 in Afghanistan. Their training is kept mostly secret, but it is known that they have a very treacherous pre-course 3 stage system where the vast majority of candidates fail out.

JTF2 operates by the motto of “deeds not words.”

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