Special Operations Officer Talent Management
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL
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How should the Department of Defense DoD execute the talent management TM of special operations forces SOF commissioned officers The Services provide the basic TM of SOF officers at the beginning of their careers. Once officers transition to SOF, U.S. Special Operations Command USSOCOM monitors the training, education, assignments, and career development of SOF officers in accordance with Title 10, U.S. Code USC. However, this TM is a collaborative effort among the Services, USSOCOM Service components, USSOCOM, the Joint Staff, and the geographic combatant commands. The thesis of this paper is that USSOCOM should execute the DoD joint SOF commissioned officers TM program. The scope of the paper focuses on active component SOF officers in grades O-1 to O-6. The research shows the current and future DoD SOF TM processes and TM concepts in the civilian business sector by reviewing government and nongovernment sources. The research provides insights into how military and civilian organizations execute TM. In the end, the thesis recommends modifying Section 167, Chapter 6, Title 10, USC to give USSOCOM the authority to execute SOF commissioned officer TM.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations