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Author Powers, James F., 1947- author.

Title Filling special operations gaps with civilian expertise / by James F. Powers, Jr.

Publication Info. Hurlburt Field, Florida : The JSOU Press, 2006.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 16.15/16-2:15/07-1    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ix, 56 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series JSOU report ; 07-1
JSOU report ; 07-1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-56).
Summary The time has come to consider adaptive techniques in accessing the skills and expertise required for special operations mission success. This monograph looks at leveraging civilian personnel outside USSOCOM who possess unusual skills that can enhance and support special operations-designated activities. It also suggests solutions for bringing these uniquely skilled people in for a brief period and addresses using technology to aid in locating, assessing, managing, and retaining these experts. Filling existing and emerging special operations-related gaps in skills and competencies with civilian expertise affords the most innovative and cost-effective means of mission support while ensuring Special Operations Forces (SOF) remain focused on core competencies and congressionally mandated special operations activities. Specific objectives are as follows: (1) Provide an innovative look at leveraging civilian personnel outside USSOCOM who possess certain nontraditional, special operations-related skills and competencies; (2) Determine whether current U.S. law and Department of Defense (DoD) policy would permit the use of civilians to alleviate, on a temporary basis, recruiting and retention shortages; (3) Provide some practical solutions on how to contract these uniquely skilled civilians for a short time period; and (4) Provide a discussion on the use of technology to aid in locating/targeting, recruiting, assessing and selecting, developing/training, managing, and retaining these civilians for repeated, case-by-case use. Chapters are as follows: 1. Introduction; 2. Candidates, Historical Examples, and Precedents; 3. Special Operations Skills and Competencies: Defining the Unconventional; 4. The Legal Basis: Can it be done? What are the costs; 5. Practical Solutions for Short-Term Use; and 6. Summary and Conclusions.
Note Description based on online resource, PDF version; title from title page (viewed February 9, 2017).
Subject U.S. Special Operations Command.
United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees.
U.S. Special Operations Command. (OCoLC)fst00688344
United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447
Special forces (Military science) -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Civilian employees.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Personnel management.
Missions.
International law.
Recruiting.
Skills.
Special operations forces.
Civilian personnel.
Qualifications.
Humanities and history.
Personnel management and labor relations.
Military operations, strategy and tactics.
Shortages.
Federal law.
Personnel retention.
Personnel selection.
Battlefields.
Training.
Policies.
Military requirements.
Military history.
Department of defense.
Armed Forces -- Civilian employees. (OCoLC)fst01351750
Armed Forces -- Personnel management. (OCoLC)fst00814620
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Special forces (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01128929
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Indexed Term CIVILIAN EXPERTISE
USSOCOM(US SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND)
MISSION SUPPORT
PERSONNEL SHORTAGES
CIVILIAN COMPETENCIES
OSS(OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES)
Genre/Form Online resources.
Added Author Joint Special Operations University (U.S.), issuing body.
Standard No. DTICE ADA507336
Gpo Item No. 0379-V-05 (online)
Sudoc No. D 16.15/16-2:15/07-1

 
    
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