Accession Number:

ADA634231

Title:

Special Operations Forces Language Transformation Strategy Needs Assessment Project: SOF Overall Survey Report

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul-Oct 2004

Corporate Author:

SWA CONSULTING INC RALEIGH NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

This study is one component of the SOF Language Transformation Strategy Needs Assessment Project. The larger study consisted of 21 focus groups conducted at units across the SOF community and several issue-oriented surveys conducted via the Web. This report presents findings from SOF personnel who responded to the SOF Operator Survey N 899 and unit leaders who responded to the Unit Leadership Survey N 158. In summary, unit leaders and SOF personnel agree that language training is essential for optimal mission performance but that the current state of language training is not meeting the needs of all personnel and missions. Also, language is not used in the same way depending on the SOF personnel type and the mission type. Implications are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE