Accession Number:

ADA416105

Title:

Army Special Operations Forces Integration at the Combat Training Centers

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines how the Army might enhance and improve integration of Army Special Operations Forces ARSOF and conventional forces at the Combat Training Centers CTCs. Given the current nature of operations, integration of ARSOF with conventional forces is a routine event during operations worldwide. As the premier training venues for the Army, the CTCs provide battle-focused, relevant, full-spectrum training to Army units. The necessity to train as the Army fights means that ARSOF integration should occur at the CTCs just as it occurs during actual operations. This study examines the status of integrated training at the CTCs today and assesses elements of the training that need to be continued, as well as those elements that could be improved. Finally, this study concludes by proposing a series of feasible, acceptable, and suitable solutions for more effective integration at the CTCs. The recommendations are based on feedback from subject matter experts at the CTCs, as well as a number of outside organizations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE