Accession Number:

AD1032869

Title:

Tactical Integration of Conventional and Special Operations Forces in Training for a Complex World

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jun 2015,01 May 2016

Corporate Author:

School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Current army doctrine provides a guide for the integration of conventional and special operations forces in combat, but provides little direction to guide the integration of conventional and special operations forces in a peacetime training environment. This monograph seeks to determine if and how the US Army should formalize the integration of conventional forces and special operations forces in training for the complex future. By analyzing instances of integration of conventional and special operations forces in the first two years of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, this monograph concludes that peacetime integration in training should be emphasized more, particularly at the combat training centers. Because of the uncertainty inherent in the future operating environment, a formal model for this integration in training could not be developed. Regardless, an increase in integration of conventional and special operations forces in training will inherently provide a common understanding that can be applied to integration in combat.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE