Joint Special Operations in Peace and War
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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Since it was founded in April 1987, the U.S. Special Operations Command SOCOM has provided the Nation with special operations forces SOF that are arguably the most capable in the world. SOCOM trains, equips, and provides joint special operations capabilities to each regional CINC, American ambassadors and country teams, and governmental agencies. SOCOM ensures the combat readiness of forces assigned and monitors the preparedness of SOF assigned to other commands. Unique among the unified commands, SOCOM manages its own program and budget and also conducts research, development, and acquisition RDA of SOF-peculiar items. Lastly, the command maintains a proficient Reserve component which is fully integrated into the total SOF concept.
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