Accession Number:

ADA591983

Title:

Special Operations Research Topics 2014

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The JSOU Research Topics 2014 list represents an effort to identify, categorize, and list SOF-related research topics for research by PME students, JSOU Senior Fellows, and other SOF researchers who desire to make timely and meaningful contributions to SOF issues and challenges. This list is tailored to address the USSOCOM Commanders four lines of operation LOOs Winning the Current Fight, The Global SOF Network, Preservation of the Force and Families, and Responsive Resourcing. There is tremendous value and opportunity for personal growth when SOF PME students research and write on timely, relevant, SOF-related topics. Such activity develops the individuals intellect and provides a professional and practical perspective that broadens and frames the insights of other analysts and researchers in regard to these topics. This list and the accompanying topic descriptions are a guide to stimulate interest and thinking topics may be narrowed or otherwise modified as deemed necessary e.g., to suit school writing requirements or maximize individual interests and experiences. Section A Priority Topics identifies topics of particular importance as ranked by the research topics workshop participants. Sections B, C, D, and E each focus on one of the Commanders LOOs. Section F contains topics of importance to SOF that do not fit into the other categories. All of the topics seek to expand SOF understanding of specific challenges and issues and promote thinking in regard to understanding them and identifying doctrine, capabilities, techniques, and procedures to increase SOF efficacy in addressing them. At the same time, the research is intended to inform policymakers, the larger military profession, and the public of the issues and challenges of concern to the SOF community and what might be undertaken in support of them.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE