Its official name is Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or “DEVGRU.”
SEAL Team Six is the former name of the team, and was disestablished in 1987.
The team has been used in some very top secret missions, including the raid on the Osama bin Laden compound in Pakistan. Because the unit may be made up of other special warfare operators and even CIA agents, Use the generic special forces on second reference.
Example: The elite SEAL Team Six, officially known as Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or “DEVGRU,” … .
Editor’s Note: Associated Press stories may still refer to SEAL Team Six (or 6). They do not have a style and according to AP reporter, Kimberly Dozier. She told me the editors used the name merely because it’s shorter than Naval Special Warfare Development Group.