Accession Number : ADA194377

Title :   Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOF): How Did We Decide What Was Enough.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Baker, Bradley S

PDF Url : ADA194377

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The purpose of this article is to document, from an action officer's point of view, the events which ultimately led to the Air Force Special Operations (AFSOF) force structure as it appears in teh 1988-1992 Five Year Defense Program. The article is developed chronologically beginning with the 1983 DoD guidance to 'revitalize' our Special Operations Forces, and ending with the 1986 Secretary of Defense approval of a greatly increased and enhanced AFSOF force structure. This document highlights the tremendous and honest effort expended by so many people to develop a program which will give this nation a credible AFSOF capability.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SPECIALISTS

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE