United States Special Operations command professional military education
Dexter, Robert M.
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The United States Special Operations Command does not have an intermediate-level professional military education program for its officers. Current service-provided PME programs are not adequately meeting the educational goals for officers as required by USSOCOM. Through the Joint Special Operations University, SOCOM could establish its own PME program for officers of all services who are assigned to USSOCOM. Through the review of formal documents and interviews with senior officers in USSOCOM, an education gap was identified and analyzed. Three courses of action are presented as to how USSOCOM can overcome this education gap and meet Admiral William H. McRavens intent to have the best educated force in the United States military.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.Reissued 10 Sep 2015 to revise acknowledgements and narrative on p. 6.
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