Theater Signal Support of Special Operations Forces Headquarters
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The revitalization of U.S. Special Operations Forces SOF during the 1980s resulted from a realization by Congress and the National Command Authority that unique military capabilities were needed to provide a broader range of responses across the spectrum of conflict where the use of conventional forces was premature, inappropriate or infeasible. A critical aspect of this revitalization effort was the development of specialized communications capabilities and signal organizations to resolve the longstanding problems of SOF C3. Worldwide SOF headquarters C3 requirements, however, still exceed capabilities and available signal force structure. This study examines the roles and missions of SOF and the requirements for signal support of those forces particularly at the unified and sub-unified command level proposes a signal structure to meet simultaneous, multitheater operations and recommends a method for resourcing the new organization. keywords Command control systems, Global communications.
- Unconventional Warfare
- Command, Control and Communications Systems