Accession Number : ADA321735

Title :   United States Special Operations Command Fiscal Year 1998-1999 Budget Estimates RDT&E, DefenseWide Procurement, Defensewide.

Corporate Author : UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND MACDILL AFB FL

PDF Url : ADA321735

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 398

Abstract : The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is a unified command with worldwide responsibilities to train, equip and maintain Special Operations Forces (SOF) in a ready state in support of the contingency plans developed by the five regionally oriented unified commands (USEUCOM, USCENTCOM, USPACOM, USACOM, and USSOUTHCOM). When directed by the President, USCINCSOC will assume command of a special operation anywhere in the world. USSOCOM's Army component forces include special forces (Green Berets), Rangers, short to medium range infiltration/exfiltration aircraft, civil affairs specialists, and psychological operations specialists. Navy component forces consist of Sea, Air, & Land (SEAL) Teams and special boat units. The Air Force component forces consist of special operation units which provide medium to long range air infiltration/exfiltration aircraft, specially equipped gunships, and aerial refueling capability. USSOCOM is the only operational command directly responsible for determining its own force structure requirement, determining the related materiel requirements, procuring the SOF unique equipment, training, and deploying its own units.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *ESTIMATES, *TABLES(DATA), *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *MILITARY BUDGETS, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, TEST AND EVALUATION, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MATERIEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, EMERGENCIES, MILITARY TRAINING, SPECIALISTS, MILITARY PLANNING, SPECIAL FORCES, CIVIL AFFAIRS, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, REFUELING IN FLIGHT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE