Accession Number : ADA321789

Title :   United States Special Operations Command. FY 1998/1999 Biennial Budget Estimates. Justification Operation & Maintenance, Defensewide.

Corporate Author : UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND MACDILL AFB FL

PDF Url : ADA321789

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is a unified command with world-wide responsibilities to train, maintain, and provide Special Operations Forces (SOF) in support of the contingency plans developed by the five regionally oriented unified command; United States European Command (USEUCOM), United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), United States Atlantic Command (USACOM), and United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). When directed by the President, the Commander-In-Chief Special Operations Command (CINCSOC) will assume command of a special operation anywhere in the world. USSOCOM's Army forces include Special Forces, Rangers, short to medium range infiltration/exfiltration aircraft, Civil Affairs (CA) and Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) specialists. Navy forces consist of Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Teams and Special Boat Units (SBU). The Air Force special operation units provide medium to long range air infiltration/exfiltration aircraft, specially equipped gunships, and aerial refueling capability. USSOCOM also funds SOF mission and mission support costs specifically identified and measurable to Special Operations Commands located at USEUCOM, USCENTCOM, USPACOM, USACOM, USSOUTHCOM, and Korea. USSOCOM is the only operational command within the Department of Defense directly responsible for determining its own force structure and related materiel requirements, procuring SOF unique equipment, and training and deploying its own units.

Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES, *TABLES(DATA), *MILITARY PLANNING, *MILITARY BUDGETS, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MATERIEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, EMERGENCIES, MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY TRAINING, CIVIL AFFAIRS, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, REFUELING IN FLIGHT, INFILTRATION(PERSONNEL).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE