Accession Number:

ADA589408

Title:

Building the Human Domain Multi-Tool: Recruiting for Special Forces

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to describe a framework for the future operating environment in terms that help to illuminate Special Forces operational and organizational requirements for manpower. Special Forces will continue to be used as an instrument of national power in complex environments requiring units that can build trust with our allies while increasing capacity and capability where required. The premier organization in the U.S. military for operating in a culturally attuned manner within a politically acceptable small footprint, solving complex problems, and applying lethal military force discreetly is Special Forces. The emerging human domain concept is a potential adjunct to the current domain framework of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities DOTMLPF to codify the requirements and drive the doctrine of Special Operations Forces SOF and general purpose force GPF interdependence. The complexities of the human domain, and the power of diversity to enhance operational effectiveness in this complex environment, should be used to drive Special Forces recruiting.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE