Accession Number:

ADA558184

Title:

Employment and Management Considerations of Hungarian Special Operations Forces

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Hungary has hardly begun to develop her own special operations capability SOC. In a way, the Hungarian Defense Forces HDF are in an advantageous position. They can adopt role models and proven methods from the experiences of their coalition partners. At the same time, however, Hungary does not have comparable resources available, and frequently economic considerations easily override professional ones in the life of the small and still vulnerable Hungarian Special Operations Forces HUNSOF. The HDF may endanger the capabilities of HUNSOF by misusing it in combat and mismanaging it in peacetime, either because of necessity or by the mistakes of planners or decision makers. Hungarian planners should consider several factors in relation to the employment and management of special operations forces to negate the short-term and long-term effects of misuse or mismanagement. The monograph seeks to answer two questions. First, how well does HDF doctrine support the effective use of HUNSOF in combat operations Second, how well does the HDF acknowledge certain management requirements of HUNSOF as quality assurance measures The first question is important, since deficiency in doctrine results in faulty planning, which could lead to the possible destruction of HUNSOF in combat. The second question is important because a military organizations combat capabilities rest on its peacetime management.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE