Accession Number : ADA618287


Title :   RAF and SOF Integration


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE


Personal Author(s) : Kelly, Scott W ; Mcgougan, Chad A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a618287.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The United States defense community is facing an extremely challenging security environment based on factors both foreign and domestic. The country must find effective, yet efficient methods for best safeguarding national interests. To this end, the U.S. Army has begun development and implementation of the Regionally Aligned Force (RAF) concept, while U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has done the same with its Global Special Operations Network (GSN) model. This paper will examine these initiatives and propose several recommendations for both the Army and USSOCOM that could quickly and significantly improve the cumulative, synergistic value of these efforts. In the current and projected security environment, it is essential to maximize the effectiveness of the RAF and GSN concepts.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING , *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , EDUCATION , INTEGRATION , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , LEADERSHIP , MATERIEL , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY STRATEGY , MILITARY TRAINING , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , POLICIES , SECURITY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE