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Special Operations II. Joint Center for Lessons Learned Quarterly Bulletin. Volume 5, Issue 4, September 2003

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This issue of the Joint Center for Lessons Learned JCLL Bulletin continues on the theme of special operations SO begun in the March 2003 JCLL Bulletin Volume V Issue 2. The Special Operations Command Joint Forces Command SOCJFCOM provided several of the articles in this issue, while the remaining two articles were student papers provided by the Joint Forces Staff College. Each article presents information on current initiatives within the SO community or proposes changes necessary to increase SO viability in support of mission accomplishment. In the first article Information Operations IO in Support of Special Operations, Major Bradley Bloom discusses the requirements for enhanced IO manning and needed staff organizational changes for both peacetime and contingency operations. He further recommends using the theater special operations center as the integrator for IO support to SO. The next article, The Joint Personnel Recovery Coordination Center The Next Evolution in Joint Integration, by Major Eric Braganca, proposes the establishment of a new staff organization to manage and integrate personnel recovery. By establishing the personnel recovery PR center outside a single mission oriented focus, such as the joint force air component commander, Major Braganca believes the PR effort could be better integrated and tailored to meet the needs of both ground and air forces involved in the non-linear warfare of today. Originally written as a paper for the Joint Forces Staff College and submitted as an article by SOCJFCOM, the third article, Behind Friendly Lines Enforcing the Need for a Joint SOF Staff Officer, discusses the importance of having dedicated joint special operations forces SOF personnel in the staff that are specifically educated and trained in the SOF operations field. Commander Schreiber, Major Metzgar, and Major Mezhir present the reader with a notional training guideline and training timeline for SOF qualified staff officers to fill this n

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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