Special Operations Forces: Several Human Capital Challenges Must Be Addressed to Meet Expanded Role

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Since the Global War on Terrorism, the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to expand the role of the United States Special Operations Command (Command) and its forces. In response, the Command has transformed its headquarters to coordinate counterterrorism activities, and DOD has increased funding and the number of special operations forces positions. Given the expanded mission, it is critical that the Command has personnel with the right knowledge and skill sets. GAO was asked to assess: (1) whether the Command has determined all of ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. July 31, 2006.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Since the Global War on Terrorism, the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to expand the role of the United States Special Operations Command (Command) and its forces. In response, the Command has transformed its headquarters to coordinate counterterrorism activities, and DOD has increased funding and the number of special operations forces positions. Given the expanded mission, it is critical that the Command has personnel with the right knowledge and skill sets. GAO was asked to assess: (1) whether the Command has determined all of the personnel requirements needed to meet its expanded role; (2) the progress and challenges in meeting growth goals; and (3) any effect of deployments on the Command's ability to provide trained forces, and the progress made in managing deployments. GAO performed its work at the Special Operations Command and its service components, analyzed personnel data against requirements, and examined policies and directives."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Special Operations Forces: Several Human Capital Challenges Must Be Addressed to Meet Expanded Role, report, July 31, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298899/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.