The KSK (Kommando Spezialkräfte)is one of few units outside US awarded with the Presidential Unit Citation.
The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC) is awarded since 7th of December of 1941 (the day of Pearl Harbor's attack and beginning of American intervertion in WWII) to units of Army Forces of United States and their allies by the extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy.
The unit has to show courage, determination and corp's spirit during the accomplishment of its mission against extremely hard and dangerous conditions in a way that outstands from the participation of other units in the same campaign.
The KSK earned by its bravery and effectiveness in combat in Operation Anaconda, working together shoulder with shoulder with SEALs in the Task Force Ka Bar.
DEVGRU operators and SEAL teams have pointed out the tremendous fighting capabilities of KSK.
Quoting a DEVGRU operator from a book where he tells his experiences: "KSK is a formidable unit, well equiped, and well trained... but with some imposed Combat Rules by weak politics".