Accession Number : ADA324985

Title :   Special Operations Forces: Opportunities to Preclude Overuse and Misuse.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA324985

Report Date : 15 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : During our review, our overall objective was to determine whether Special Operations Forces (SOF) are being used in a manner that best supports national security objectives. Specifically, we determined (1) whether there is general agreement on the priorities for the use of SOF by the regional commanders in chief (CINC) and SOF unit commanders; (2) the pace of SOF operations and how SOF units' senior officers and enlisted personnel view the impact of that pace of operations on readiness, morale, and retention; and (3) in those cases where the pace of operations is perceived to be degrading SOF readiness, whether opportunities exist to reduce that pace.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, MORALE, COST ESTIMATES, TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE, PERSONNEL RETENTION, COUNTERTERRORISM, NATIONAL DEFENSE, SEARCH AND RESCUE, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE