The third SMU -- a very special SMU -- is known as the Aviation Tactics and Evaluation Group. A posting on USAJOBS.com describes AvTEG in a general way:
Selectee will operate in a joint service environment comprised of some
of the most elite soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in our armed
forces. High motivation is a necessity. To be successful in this
position, you must communicate exceptionally well with peers,
subordinates and senior officials. JSOC is located on historic Fort
Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fort Bragg is the home of the
nation's premiere Special Operations and Airborne Forces. Employment
with JSOC is your chance to join a dynamic, highly selective team of
professionals working on the most critical national security issues.
Ideally located along the I-95 corridor, Ft. Bragg is only a little
over an hour's drive from the beach and within 2.5 hours of the
as project lead for planning and coordination of airborne ISR
requirements, acquisition, and budget execution with JSOC directorates,
USSOCOM, and DOD for a broad range of ISR interests. Develops
acquisition strategy and capability requirements. Performs DOTMLPF
analysis to determine capability gaps and advise acquisition strategy
for SOF capability solutions. Must be familiar with DOD and USSOCOM
acquisition processes, to include JCIDS documentation and the POM.
Participates, as SME, in working groups representing Command's
requirements on the technical, managerial and financial aspects of ISR
programs and their ability to meet cost, performance and schedule of
assigned programs. Assignments typically involve serious or difficult
to resolve conflicts requiring creativity and experienced judgment.
They do more than evaluate aviation and tactics.
A little Google searching turns up some interesting information about AvTEG.
It seems as if it's the unit that the government goes to when it needs to get a tough and secret aviation-related mission task accomplished. If the CIA needs a Russian helicopter for something, AvTEG will figure out how to get the CIA a Russian helicopter.
One surmises that the unit does the same thing for the Delta Force and SEAL Team Six shooters. (For the cognoscenti: AvTEG is the modern day SEASPRAY.)
One can also surmise that it's a very important SMU. The deputy commander of JSOC, Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel, commanded AvTEG for two years ending in 2003.
Why would I be revealing this information? I'm not. Fiel did. It's on his official DoD-approved biography.
This is a little weird.
People who work in this world say that AvTEG's existence is officially classified.
Except for when it isn't.