Accession Number : AD1018139

Title :   The Dilemma for USSOCOM: Transitioning SOF-Peculiar to Service-Common

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air War College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Duncan,Jonathan M

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Report Date : 15 Feb 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : In 1986, the fiscal year 1987 Defense Authorization Act containing the Nunn-Cohen amendment passed creating United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Among the many authorities it was given, is the requirement to organize, train, and equip Special Operations Forces (SOF). Concomitant to this responsibility was the creation of a funding stream, Major Force Program 11, dedicated solely for the purchase of SOF-peculiar equipment, material, supplies, and services for SOF where there is no Service-common equivalent.1 From inception, there was no overarching organization charged with adjudication or determination of items that are contentious, or are currently paid for by SOF, but now used as Service-common, and thus should transition.

Descriptors :   united states special operations command , national security , military acquisition , military requirements , military budgets , auditing , military capabilities , department of defense , Planning programming budgeting

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE