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dc.contributor.advisorRothstein, Hy
dc.contributor.authorWerner, Lars
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:39:21Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:39:21Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39035
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractAccording to official statements, German Special Operations Forces (GER SOF) ensure that Germany has military options to cope with specific situations at a strategic level. The Bundeswehr, and thus GER SOF, must be capable meeting current tasks and expected future developments. This thesis evaluates the demands on GER SOF by conducting a defense mission analysis. The results are compared with the current GER SOF force structure and capabilities to determine whether sufficient forces are available to meet current requirements. Based on the findings, this thesis provides recommendations to close gaps between demands and current limitations of GER SOF. It further proposes an optimized organizational structure for GER SOF by using Mintzbergs configurational theory to achieve greater internal coherence, and thus, greater effectiveness for current and future missions.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAdaptive reorganization of German Special Operations Forcesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderJansen, Erik
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis
dc.subject.authorGermanyen_US
dc.subject.authorGermanen_US
dc.subject.authorspecial operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorSpecial Operations Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorSOFen_US
dc.subject.authorGER SOFen_US
dc.subject.authorstrategic assetsen_US
dc.subject.authorKommando Spezialkrfteen_US
dc.subject.authorKampfschwimmeren_US
dc.subject.authorGerman Defence White Papers 2006en_US
dc.subject.authorDefence Policy Guidelines 2011en_US
dc.subject.authororganizational designen_US
dc.subject.authorconfigurational theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorMintzbergen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, German Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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