Accession Number : ADA331789

Title :   Is Joint Special Operations Training Really Joint?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Rehorn, Wesley L.

PDF Url : ADA331789

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : This study is an anlaysis of Joint Special Operations Forces (SOF) basic or common skills training. The study uses the United States Army Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS) as a basis of evaluation of the effectiveness of the Department of Defense (DOD) inter service training within United States Special Operations Comand (USSOCOM). This thesis evaluates and suggests solutions for the future of joint core basic and advanced skill training and propenency associated with this training. This study also evalautes the research, design and fielding of SOF equipment and the equipments integration in the SOF schools. This thesis concludes that , even with recent improvements, the basic entry level and common advanced skills are being taught with varied techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTP) and each skills objectives remain the individual services responsibility. The disparity of training objectives leads to a flawed integration of these skills during joint exercise training and actual joint missions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRAINING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SKILLS, THESES, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, SEAL TEAMS, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE