Accession Number : ADA625611


Title :   Special Operations Research Topics 2016


Corporate Author : JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625611.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : The JSOU Special Operations Research Topics 2016 represents a list of SOF-related topics that are recommended for research by those who desire to provide insight and recommendations on issues and challenges facing the SOF enterprise. As with the past several years topics publications, this list is tailored to address priority areas identified by USSOCOM. There are five SOF priorities: Ensure SOF Readiness; Help our Nation win; Continue to build relationships; Prepare for the future; and Preserve our force and families. This publication also includes the Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) developed and maintained by the USSOCOM J5; Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate. SOF PME students research and write on timely, relevant, SOF-related topics. Such activity develops the individual s intellect and provides a professional and practical perspective that broadens and frames the insights of other analysts and researchers in regard to these topics. This list and the accompanying topic descriptions are a guide to stimulate interest and thinking. Topics may be narrowed or otherwise modified as deemed necessary (e.g., to suit school writing requirements or maximize individual interests and experiences). The researcher should explore and identify doctrine, capabilities, techniques, and procedures that will increase SOF efficacy in addressing them. At the same time, the research on these topics should be used to inform policymakers, the larger military profession, and the public of the issues and challenges facing the SOF enterprise.


Descriptors :   *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , COMBAT READINESS , MILITARY TRAINING , NATIONAL SECURITY , OPERATIONAL READINESS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE