Accession Number : ADA581140


Title :   Special Operations Officer Talent Management


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Turner, Jr, John S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a581140.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : How should the Department of Defense (DoD) execute the talent management (TM) of special operations forces (SOF) commissioned officers? The Services provide the basic TM of SOF officers at the beginning of their careers. Once officers transition to SOF, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) monitors the training, education, assignments, and career development of SOF officers in accordance with Title 10, U.S. Code (USC). However, this TM is a collaborative effort among the Services, USSOCOM Service components, USSOCOM, the Joint Staff, and the geographic combatant commands. The thesis of this paper is that USSOCOM should execute the DoD joint SOF commissioned officers' TM program. The scope of the paper focuses on active component SOF officers in grades O-1 to O-6. The research shows the current and future DoD SOF TM processes and TM concepts in the civilian business sector by reviewing government and nongovernment sources. The research provides insights into how military and civilian organizations execute TM. In the end, the thesis recommends modifying Section 167, Chapter 6, Title 10, USC to give USSOCOM the authority to execute SOF commissioned officer TM.


Descriptors :   *ACTIVE DUTY , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY TRAINING , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , AIR FORCE , ARMY , BILLETS(PERSONNEL) , CAREERS , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , CORPORATIONS , MARINE CORPS , NAVY , THESES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE