Jegertroppen: A Bridging Strategy toward Female Integration into United States Army Special Forces
Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH
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Special Forces serve a critical role in the defense of United States national security objectives. Two critical characteristics intrinsic to the success of Special Forces operations include interoperability between Department of Defense military services and unit cohesion within the Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha. This combination has been judiciously challenged by administrative efforts to integrate females into the historically all-male Special Forces cadre. Escalation of threats to United States national security necessitates the innovation of existing combat capabilities. These innovations must include analysis toward the effective integration of female operators into United States Army Special Forces. This study utilized a qualitative research methodology to analyze an effective example of female integration into a foreign Special Forces unit, Norways Jegertroppen. The purpose of this study was to concentrate analysis on Norways elite female Special Forces unit to articulate the phenomenon behind Jegertroppens operational success. This analysis determined the Jegertroppen model should influence a bridging strategy that enhances similar integration efforts by the United States Army. A critical examination rooted in DOTMLPF-P analysis explored the Organization, Training, and Doctrine components related to the development of Norways Jegertroppen to enhance future attempts by the United States to integrate females into Army Special Forces.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations