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This study is designed to gain a better understanding of the difficulties associated with the integration of special operations forces (SOF) and conventional forces (CF). A review of current Joint doctrine provides an understanding of the basic frame work for integration in the Joint environment. However, many of the complications in integration can be traced to leaders. In this manuscript the SOF and CF clash of cultures is reviewed and provides insight on some of the sources of animosity and competition. Additional areas of concern that were examined are current training and education policies, as well as, current technological advancements to solve integration and sharing of information. The final conclusion is that our education and training programs must be scrutinized to provide valuable, pertinent, real-world education and realistic training objectives that foster SOF and CF relationships and integration. Additionally, leaders must be involved! Leaders must train, educate and equip their soldiers to effectively interface and integrate with SOF or CF organizations. Our leaders must be the critical thinkers that assist in the defeat an adaptive enemy that turns every contact into a lesson learned and future TTP.
  • ISBN13: 9781288289899
  • Publisher: Biblioscholar
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00034
Publication DateNovember 1, 2012
Primary CategoryEducation/General

Leaders Wanted: Sof and Cf Integration

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