Accession Number : ADA620484


Title :   Special Operations Aerial Mobility Vehicle Training Syllabus


Descriptive Note : Joint applied project


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Jensen, Michael J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620484.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : This project extends research initiated by Major Dave Kenney into Special Operations Forces use of light-sport aircraft to gain an operational advantage over known and potential adversaries. Major Kenney's December 2012 master's thesis concluded that Special Operations Air Mobility Vehicles (SOAMV) enabled a proven doctrine for sustainable circumvention of anti-access and area-denial technologies. This conclusion sparked intense interest across USSOCOM and created demand for a feasible SOAMV program. This project represents a first step toward establishing a SOAMV program for USSOCOM by researching and developing a safe, effective, and efficient training protocol for training SOAMV fliers. If a full-scale program is not immediately required, building an established protocol will precisely define the cost and time required to build a SOAMV-capable force if needed. This syllabus project blends USSOCOM training standards with existing proven programs (Federal Aviation Administration Regulations) and adds military Tactics, Techniques, and procedures.


Descriptors :   *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , AIRCRAFT , MILITARY TACTICS , THESES , TRAINING , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE