Accession Number:

ADA209781

Title:

Should the Commander in Chief, United States Special Operations Command Have the Authority to Develop and Acquire Special Operations- Peculiar Equipment, Material, Supplies or Services?

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-19

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The 99th Congress legislated the establishment of a unified combatant command within the Department of Defense, designated the Special Operations Command SOCOM. Its commander in chief CINC was assigned the primary mission ...to prepare special operations forces to carry out assigned missions. Some of his responsibilities include the following functions ...developing and acquiring special operations-peculiar equipment and acquiring special operations-peculiar material, supplies, and services. The legislation further held the combatant commander responsible for ...validating requirements... establishing priorities for requirements....insuring the interoperability of equipment and forces. Previously this development and acquisition authority had always been a vested power and responsibility of the individual services. Military operations, National defense, United States government, Political science.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE