The 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) is responsible for the initial and advanced training for the Army’s Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and Special Forces branches, as well as advanced skills such as Military Freefall parachuting, combat diving and advanced close quarters combat. The Group was also home to the Department of Defense’s second largest language school.

The 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) was one of 2 institutional groups within the US Army Special Operations Command, sharing instruction duties with the Special Warfare Medical Group (Airborne), with both units assigned to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. The 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) is responsible for the 6-phase Special Forces Pipeline training. To accomplish this mission the Group divides the responsibility into several battalions. The 1st Battalion is responsible for all field training in the Special Forces Pipeline. The 3rd Battalion conducts language training and 4th Battalion conducts all military occupational specialty (MOS) training. The 2nd Battalion conducts specialized training. Company B, 2nd Battalion operates the Military Free Fall School. Company C, 2nd Battalion, operates the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Florida.