Accession Number : ADA291100

Title :   Analysis of Special Operations Forces in Decision Aids: Recommendations,

Descriptive Note : RAND/MR-243-SOCOM

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Pirnie, Bruce

PDF Url : ADA291100

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is concerned that certain decision aids do not adequately support analysis of contributions by special operations forces (SOF). Of special concern are the computer based models, currently in use by the Joint Staff, staffs of unified and specified commanders, and service staffs to support the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS) and the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS), i.e., those models used to support resource allocation decisions. RAND was tasked to evaluate current coverage of SOF by computer based models, develop a construct for analysis of SOF contributions, and make recommendations for further development of models. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MODELS, ALLOCATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, DECISION AIDS, SPECIAL FORCES, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, DEFENSE PLANNING, MILITARY BUDGETS, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare
      Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE