Military Training: Strategic Planning and Distributive Learning Could Benefit the Special Operations Forces Foreign Language Program

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Of the 44,000 special operations forces (SOF) that perform difficult, complex, and sensitive military missions on short notice anytime and anywhere in the world, more than 12,000 (28 percent) have a foreign language requirement to operate in places where English is not spoken. In the Senate Report on the Fiscal Year 2003 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress mandated that GAO review SOF foreign language requirements and training. In this report, we (1) assess the U.S. Special Operations Command's recent actions to improve the management of the ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. September 30, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Of the 44,000 special operations forces (SOF) that perform difficult, complex, and sensitive military missions on short notice anytime and anywhere in the world, more than 12,000 (28 percent) have a foreign language requirement to operate in places where English is not spoken. In the Senate Report on the Fiscal Year 2003 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress mandated that GAO review SOF foreign language requirements and training. In this report, we (1) assess the U.S. Special Operations Command's recent actions to improve the management of the SOF foreign language program and the delivery of training, and (2) identify ways for the command to deal with ongoing challenges that limit SOF personnel's access to language-training opportunities."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Military Training: Strategic Planning and Distributive Learning Could Benefit the Special Operations Forces Foreign Language Program, report, September 30, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290905/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.