The (SOF) Truth about ARSOF Logistics Transformation
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The U.S. Army Special Operations Forces ARSOF transformation included significant changes and additions to the support units assigned to ARSOF. But despite all of the structural and personnel additions and changes, ARSOF cannot completely transform without considering the human dimension. The human dimension is important because ARSOF missions cover the spectrum of conflict and the right individuals are necessary to understand and logistically support the diverse capabilities of ARSOF. One way to consider the human dimension is through the Special Operations Forces SOF Truths. The SOF Truths can be applied to the tenets of the Armys approved change analysis construct DOTMLPF doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities. Doctrine, training, leadership and personnel are the most important tenets of the DOTMLPF for ARSOF logistics transformation. The U.S. Army and the Department of Defense have necessary courses and curricula that can be tailored to maximize the ARSOF logisticians training and leadership potential with minimal cost to the Army or ARSOF units. Consistent analysis of doctrine by ARSOF, a focused training curriculum for the ARSOF logistician, and the selection of leaders and personnel that volunteered or were specifically recruited by ARSOF are the way to best consider the human dimension, fulfill the SOF Truths, and complete ARSOF logistics transformation.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies