Accession Number:

ADA608329

Title:

International SOF Coordination Center (ISCC)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND MACDILL AFB FL

Report Date:

2014-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The concept of an International Special Operations Forces SOF Coordination Center ISCC conceived to operationalize the vision of the Commander, U. S. Special Operations Command USSOCOM to strengthen the Global SOF Network GSN and to support its regional operational hubs. In April 2013, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CJCS issued Commander, USSOCOM a Planning Order to draft a campaign plan for providing U.S. SOF capability to the Geographic Combatant Commanders GCCs for employment in support of their requirements. The resulting Global Special Operation Forces Campaign Plan GCP-SOF describes how USSOCOM aligns, postures, deploys and sustains a robust, regionally aligned, agile, and networked set of SOF capabilities that can rapidly and persistently address regional contingencies and threats to stability, as well as achieve GCC s objectives and end states. The ISCC will function as the principal international SOF information integrator and will leverage mutual security interests as well as supporting collaborative decision making at the strategic and operational levels to support and strengthen the network. Further operationalizing the ISCC organizational structure, equipment, personnel, facilities and communications will increase the flexibility and responsiveness of SOF worldwide, alone and in conjunction with Mission Partners Allied and Partner Nations and General Purpose Forces GPF. The ISCC will advance nations collective SOF capabilities, interoperability, and will increase regional and global security and burden sharing to deter or prevent conflict.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE