17 May '18, 12pm

Strengths and myths of what makes special operations forces acquisition special

Strengths and myths of what makes special operations forces acquisition special

By understanding what the SOCOM acquisition model is, and what it isn't, the Army can leverage its strengths appropriately for more efficient and effective modernization. "We've been fortunate to have an amazingly consistent leadership philosophy for the last 20 years: Clearly communicate your expectations for risk management and empower the team to make decisions at the appropriate level." James H. Smith, U.S. Special Operations Command acquisition executive, February 2018 When reading about or interacting with the forces assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command we think of speed, global reach and, most important, operational success. Special operations forces (SOF) routinely conduct critical missions with highly trained operators using world-class equipment that is peculiar to them. After more than 15 years working closely with SOF on the battlefield, the Army has...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/205259/strengths_and_myths_o...

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