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U.S. Special Operations Command

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Works: 292 works in 520 publications in 2 languages and 32,879 library holdings
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Sensing and supporting communications capabilities for special operations forces : abbreviated version by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix A: Biographical sketches of committee members -- Appendix B: Meetings and participating organizations -- Appendix C: Suggested reading
Journal of special operations medicine( )

in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorities and options for funding USSOCOM operations by Elvira N Loredo( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines mechanisms, sources, and inter-Service agreements for funding special operations forces (SOF) operations and provides recommendations to reduce the frequency and duration of disputes between the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Military Departments, and Geographic Combatant Commands over their respective funding responsibilities for SOF, especially with respect to when Service Common (Major Force Program (MFP) 2) and SOF Peculiar (MFP 11) funds should be used. The Geographic Combatant Commanders, in accordance with guidance received from the President and Secretary of Defense, generate requests for unplanned activities and operations, sometimes in response to unanticipated events. Such events fall outside planned and programmed activities, creating validated operational support requirements that are unfunded and/or unbudgeted. Each time this occurs, it leads to prolonged negotiations to work out funding responsibility disputes among a variety of stakeholders to secure the funding necessary to execute the new requirement. SOCOM's Global SOF Network (GSN) envisions increased use of SOF, which would further increase the frequency of such disputes and could be hindered by current funding processes, motivating the research conducted to produce this report. If the President and Congress agree to expand the use of SOF as described by the GSN concept, it would be necessary to increase the flexibility of funding available for validated but unfunded operations. To increase the effectiveness of SOF, the Department of Defense needs funding solutions that are responsive to global events while enabling effective financial stewardship that satisfies the needs of all stakeholders
Special Operations Forces medical handbook( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A resource of useful medical information created for Special Forces medics and soldiers shows the proper techniques for medical care, from basic first-aid and orthopedics to instructions for emergency war surgery and veterinary medicine
United States Special Operations Command history : 20 (1987-2007) proven in the past, vigilant today, prepared for the future by U.S. Special Operations Command( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capstone concept for special operations( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capstone concept for special operations is our overarching depiction of how the special operations community will support national strategic and military objectives beyond the Future Years Defense Plan"--Commander's foreword
Analysis of special operations forces in decision aids : recommendations by Bruce Pirnie( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) was concerned that decision aids, especially computer-driven models, used to support resource allocation did not adequately represent the contributions of special operations forces (SOF). On the basis of a survey of existing models, RAND concluded that the SOF contribution is not adequately represented. Moreover, many important SOF tasks cannot be captured by models because they are either dominated by uncertainty or are poorly understood. In addition, the doctrinal missions for SOF are just broad areas of employment that do not offer a useful framework for analyzing special operations. These missions should, instead, be analyzed using a hierarchy of objectives descending from national goals to operational tasks and their associated employment concepts. This framework should be applied in four contexts: national-level tasking, large-force operations, guerrilla warfare, and other use, capturing the collateral employment of SOF. Each context differs with respect to typical objectives, command and control arrangements, and characteristic missions. For example, a national-level tasking is set by the national command authority, is controlled at a very high level, and often involves counterterrorism, although SOF might perform any other mission in this context. The study concludes with broad recommendations for a cautious approach to modeling and a briefly stated rationale for maintaining an elite SOF that generates little sustained combat power. This rationale includes leverage, unique capabilities, audacity, flexibility, low visibility, and guerrilla warfare, in which SOF excel
The United States special operations command resource management process : an application of the strategy-to-tasks framework by Leslie Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses how a structured methodology called Strategy-to-Tasks can help the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) improve its resource allocation and management process. Analysis of USSOCOM's processes and program requirements suggests that RAND's Strategy-to-Tasks methodology might be able to accomplish the task of linking USSOCOM's programs and resources to national security strategy. Specifically, the methodology meets three critical requirements in USSOCOM's program that do not now exist: (1) a top-to-bottom linkage of Special Operations Forces (SOF) programs; (2) a more disciplined Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) that includes a clearer understanding of the resource issues (the process includes analytical tools and linked databases); and (3) a structured process that involves the components in the resource debate. The study created a baseline taxonomy that provides a traceable audit trail from national security and military strategies through operational concept to force elements. It also fosters operationally oriented statements to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and Congress about special operations force capabilities
Analysis of special operations forces in decision aids : current shortfalls by Bruce Pirnie( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Note records work accomplished during Phase 1 of the project Analysis of Special Operations Forces Decision Aids. The objective of this project is to recommend ways in which the capabilities and contributions of special operations forces (SOF) can be better represented in decision aids that support the defense planning, programming, and budgeting process. Phase 1 includes two tasks. Task 1 required RAND to discern the issues central to SOF analysis. The results of Task 1 were briefed to U.S. Special Operations Command staff in October 1991. They are presented here in a condensed form
Special operations forces in Operation Earnest Will/Prime Chance I by John W Partin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special operations in peace and war( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Response to disaster : SOCEUR and the CT-43A recovery operation, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 3-6 April 1996 by J. Michael Murphy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2011 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division essays( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, JSOU partners with the Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in sponsoring the annual chapter essay contest. The first-place winner is recognized each year at the NDIA SO/LIC Symposium held in mid-February and awarded a $1,000 cash prize. The runner-up receives a $500 prize. The competition is open to resident and nonresident students attending Professional Military Education (PME) institutions and has produced outstanding works on special operations issues. These essays provide current insights on what our PME students see as priority national security issues affecting special operations. JSOU is pleased to offer this selection of the top five essays from the 2011 contest. The JSOU intent is that this compendium will benefit the reader professionally and encourage future PME students to write on special operations issues
SOF vision 2020( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SOF VISION 2020 is the United States Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) framework for building and maintaining the necessary operational capabilities of future special operations forces (SOF). This vision incorporates our two most fundamental strengths--quality people with unequaled skills and a broad-based technological edge-to ensure tomorrow's SOF are structured, trained, and equipped to counter diverse threats to our national security. SOF VISION 2020 builds upon Joint Vision (JV) 2010 concepts as they apply to SOF, while complementing Service roadmaps for the future to optimize the synergism between SOF and conventional forces. Lastly, constrained resources will continue to demand improved levels of effectiveness and efficiency. Our current National Military Strategy (NMS) is comprised of three components-peacetime engagement, deterrence and conflict prevention, and fight and win-all of which convey implications for SOF. Moreover, the increasing influence of non-traditional actors and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) introduce a new threat-one having potentially catastrophic impact. This threat requires unique skills, tactics, systems, and training to counter successfully. SOF VISION 2020 anticipates the emergence of this new threat which implies crisis resolution as an emerging component of future U.S. military strategy
2012 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division essays( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, JSOU partners with the Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in sponsoring the annual chapter essay contest. The first-place winner is recognized each year at the NDIA SO/LIC Symposium held in mid-February and awarded a $1,000 cash prize. The runner-up receives a $500 prize. The competition is open to resident and nonresident students attending Professional Military Education (PME) institutions and has produced outstanding works on special operations issues. These essays provide current insights on what our PME students see as priority national security issues affecting special operations. JSOU is pleased to offer this selection of the top five essays from the 2011 contest. The JSOU intent is that this compendium will benefit the reader professionally and encourage future PME students to write on special operations issues
Special operations forces reference manual by U.S. Special Operations Command( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States special operations forces : posture statement, 1994 by Henry Allen Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irregular warfare (IW) joint operating concept (JOC)( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Describes how future joint force commanders will accomplish strategic objectives through the conduct of protracted IW on a global or regional scale. It identifies capabilities and capacities required to successfully prosecute IW"--Page 1
Report of proceedings : 5th annual Sovereign Challenge Conference : regional issues, global implications by Sovereign Challenge Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuing the theme "Regional issues, global implications", the presentations capture the complexity of the global security environment, the challenges posed to national sovereignty, and the necessity for a shared and coordinated international effort to ensure stability and to protect national prerogatives to act. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), jointly hosted the conference
Veritas collection : journal of Army Special Operations history( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sensing and supporting communications capabilities for special operations forces : abbreviated version
Alternative Names
Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Özel Harekât Komutanlığı

Comando de Operações Especiais dos Estados Unidos

Mando de Operaciones Especiales de los Estados Unidos

Poveljstvo specialnih operacij ZDA

SOCOM

SOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command)

Special Operations Command United States

U.S. Special Operations Command

United States Special Operations Command

United States Special Operations Command Kommandoeinrichtung sämtlicher US-amerikanischer Spezialeinheiten

US Special Operations Command

USSOCOM

Командование специальных операций США

Командування Сил Спеціальних Операцій США

פיקוד המבצעים המיוחדים

ستاد فرماندهی عملیات ویژه ایالات متحده آمریکا

미국 특수 작전 사령부

アメリカ特殊作戦軍 アメリカ軍における機能別統合軍

美国特种作战司令部

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Spanish (1)

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