Command and control of Special Operations Forces missions in the US Northern Command Area of Responsibility
McGregor, Otis W., III
MetadataShow full item record
The need for a well thought out, planned, and rehearsed command and control organization to conduct special operations in the US Northern Command Area of Responsibility is vital to success in defending the Homeland. Currently, USNORTHCOM does not have an apportioned or assigned command and control structure for the conduct of special operations. This thesis analyzes three courses of action to fulfill this requirement: use the current USNORTHCOM battle staff command structure including the integration of the Standing Joint Force Headquarters-North; rely on the newly formed US Special Operations Command's Joint Task Force Structures; and establish a Theater Special Operations Command North assigned to USNORTHCOM. Through the conduct of analysis and research this thesis recommends that The Joint Staff direct the reorganization required to establish a Theater Special Operations Command North to exercise command and control of special operations forces conducting operations in the USNORTHCOM AOR.
Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
What should be the relationship between the National Guard and United States Northern Command in civil support operations following catastrophic events Topp, Peter A. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09);Military civil support operations following Hurricane Katrina revealed a compelling need for improving the command and control arrangements between the National Guard, operating in Title 32 status subordinate to the ...
O'Hara, Patrick M. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-12);Since national, regional, or continental borders do not hinder transnational terrorist organizations, a Theater Special Operations Command is forced to conduct operations across a wide range of political and social ...
A comparative analysis of the Army Special Forces support structure to the Infantry Division (Light) support structure Stauffer, Robin James (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-12);The problem examined in this thesis is whether the current structure for the command and control of combat service support for Army special operations forces (ARSOF) is adequate for all ARSOF support units. This thesis is ...