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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorOlsen, Tommy
dc.contributor.authorThormodsen, Marius
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:54Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:54Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42699
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to answer how leadership can unify the Norwegian Special Operation Forces and improve its organizational efficiency. From January 1, 2014, the two Norwegian special operations commands, Forsvarets Spesialkommando (FSK) and Marinejegerkommandoen (MJK), were joined in one service-like combatant command: Forsvarets Spesialstyrker (FS). FSK and MJK each have a long history, and their legacy and culture sit in their hearts. The two units are, in many ways, alike, but their differences have been highlighted when it comes to the future of the Norwegian Special Operation Forces. This thesis uses relevant literature, the authors’ personal experiences, and statistical analysis of precollected survey data to answer the research question. It offers an overview of the Norwegian Special Operation Forces’ history, maps the current organizational culture, and suggests a leadership approach to unify the two units and the newly established joint command staff in order to improve organizational efficiency. The aim is to provide recommendations to assist with the process of forging a highly capable Norwegian Special Operation Forces for the 21st century.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/forgingnorwegisp1094542699
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleForging Norwegian Special Operation Forcesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSteder, Frank Brundtland
dc.contributor.secondreaderGreenshields, Brian
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorNorwegianen_US
dc.subject.authorLeadershipen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizational Cultureen_US
dc.subject.authorForgingen_US
dc.subject.authorSOFen_US
dc.subject.authorCommunicationen_US
dc.subject.authorCommitmenten_US
dc.subject.authorTrusten_US
dc.subject.authorTeamen_US
dc.subject.authorMission Commanden_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, Royal Norwegian Navy;Lieutenant, Royal Norwegian Navyen_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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