Special operations and the Soldier System: critical acquisition issues
Lessley, Douglas W.
Doyle, Richard B.
Gates, William R.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis provides the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) technology base manager with an unclassified reference document on the Army's "Soldier System," the collective term for the Army's emerging approach to the research, development and acquisition of items used by the individual soldier on the battlefield. Chapters II - IV outline the emerging approach, discussing the Soldier Modernization Plan, the current Army acquisition structure and process, and the Army Science Board "Soldier as a System" study. Chapter V discusses the acquisition responsibilities of USSOCOM, detailing the evolving relationship with the Army requirement development process for individual soldier items. Chapter VI summarizes the thesis findings, assesses the next steps, and makes specific recommendations to USSOCOM. The principle conclusion is that maintaining concurrent and reinforcing combat development, technology base, and top-level program management interface channels with the Soldier System is the most effective way for USSOCOM to influence the Army's process to meet the needs of special operations.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Ottilige, Donald D. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1996-06);This thesis is based on proposing a system architecture for the Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) soldier. This system architecture will be based on object orientation and include Quality of Life (QOL) and Base ...
An analysis of the United States Special Operations Command's acquisition process to determine its compliance with acquisition reform initiatives of the past decade Couture, John F. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1996-12);The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is a vital component of our nation's defense that is called upon daily to accomplish a wide variety of unique and challenging missions throughout the world. A critical ...
Ramsey, Andrew R. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1997);The purpose of this thesis is to explore and analyze the process required to procure foreign non-developmental item (NDI) weapon systems for Special Operations Forces (SOF). The primary intent is to provide the program ...