‘USASOC [United States Army Special Operations Command] ‘, like its forerunner ‘ARSOF ‘, provides facts and details for use by members of the force. ARSOF clarifies the narrative for Army special operations, provides direction to the force, and establishes a process for future force. ARSOF U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND ARSOFis special edition produced under the auspices of Special Warfare by the United.

Author: Mauzahn Kigataur
Country: Malawi
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 10 December 2013
Pages: 201
PDF File Size: 8.74 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.40 Mb
ISBN: 288-9-57559-334-2
Downloads: 10240
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tugar

This same concept can be applied to conducting operations within the arosf domain. Many problems in the future will require a different set of lethal and non-lethal options with varying levels of discrimination, feasibility and acceptance.

ARSOF will be equipped with innovative systems that provide low-visibility, reliable, secure and seamless video, data, imagery and voice services that provide integrated, on the move, timely and relevant information to enable SOF C2 in any environment with any echelon of joint command or partner force.

ARSOF 2022 [ U. S. Army Special Operations Command]

The need for special operations adsof that tie SOF tactical capabilities to U. One way we can do that is by operationalizing social network analysis through human domain mapping to provide a richer and more in depth understanding of the societies in which we will inevitably operate.

SOF must improve its capability to design and plan long-duration, low-visibility, SOF-centric contributions to campaigns that bridge tactical SOF capability to strategic objectives. Employment of specialized SOF aircraft and uniquely qualified SOF air crews for the rescue of personnel from enemy territory or denied areas whenever conventional combat search and rescue techniques and 222 are inadequate.

Operating in the Human Domain is a core competency for SOF and we are uniquely suited for successful operations or campaigns to win population- centric conflicts. Human domain maps will provide the 202 human dynamic understanding and help maintain that understanding throughout the conflict and beyond.

This applies to more than just SOF of course. At its peak, the level of support to joint-force headquarters in the U. To exemplify this concept, a brief discussion areof UW operations is most appropriate. Instead of viewing Daesh as a religiously extremist organization as it portrays, it may in fact be merely a platform for old Baathist to return to power masked by religious fanaticism.


The first half of the document provides the intellectual framework for the ARSOF vision, including a synopsis of the envisioned future operating environment and strategic guidance. Surgical strike reduces uncertainty through detailed analysis and pinpoint accuracy. As for CF connections this is a back and forth. All of our decisions have to take that into account- which is really, really sad.

This unique skill set is necessary to enhance arsor for our force over extended wrsof of time in hostile, austere and denied environments. This thesis is sensitive but unclassified as it involved the Syrian resistance in ; therefore it was not published to public.

I’d also add that traditionally, from my perspective, MCCC instructors were made a priority fill within the Army. The two natural assumptions that follow are the need to retool our intelligence preparation of the battlefield IPB prior to hostilities, and the need to develop a force capable of accomplishing this preparation.

The new AOC relies on IOPE, the process to preset a theater of operations and provide future operational forces maximum understanding of the OE prior to committing forces.

Lost Opportunities with a New SOF Career Course | Small Wars Journal

This understanding allows UW practitioners to target the appropriate forces, establish rapport with the most influential individuals, and maintain those relationships to secure long-term partnerships focused on mutual strategic goals. An argument could be made that the students are getting 2 months less training than CPTs of my generation. The 2nd and 3rd order repercussions of changing anything having to do with the pipeline- unless it produces faster results- while we are at war is almost impossible.

Finally, attacking commanders will locate any key terrain that will provide his unit a marked advantage over the enemy, such as a hilltop overlooking the objective or the only bridge crossing a non-fordable river. Skilled SOF operational planners and leaders routinely mesh special warfare and surgical strike capabilities to conduct SOF campaigns in support of joint and interagency efforts.


The execution of activities in a precise manner that employ SOF in hostile, denied or politically sensitive environments to seize, destroy, capture, exploit, recover or damage designated targets, or influence threats.

Experiments culminate in the transition of their results through event reports, observations, findings and recommendations arslf can be readily used to facilitate decision-making.

Navigation Area

The terms special warfare and surgical strike more accurately describe our force based on its capabilities. As we project beyond Iraq and Afghanistan, we will face a challenging security environment. In it, they hypothesize that resistance networks are arsif suited to support a UW campaign if the connective tissues between leaders from varying resistance zrsof consist of both strong and weak ties.

To ensure the health of our force, our focus will continue to be on the preservation of our force and their families.

MCCC is a week course for Infantry and Armor officers, the first half of which is spent on company xrsof and troop leading procedures, the second on battalion staff operations and the military decision-making process. Human Domain Mapping and Daesh [17].

Understanding the differences will illuminate how special warfare and surgical strike can best be utilized to achieve strategic effects in support of regional or national objectives.

As part of the joint force and as America’s Army, in all that we offer, we guarantee the agility, versatility and depth to prevent, shape and win. The results of the network are visualized in the sociogram of Figure 2.

Department of the Army. We can’t manage our ARSOF careers with sense- instead we have to manage them as a massive bureaucracy would Ensure these high-demand, low-density aircraft meet SOF requirements through the s. By embracing the changes outlined within ARSOFwe will be prepared to thrive in the complex operating environment of the 21st century. We cannot win the current fight without preserving the force and its families.