ABSTRACT

Civil-Military Operations and Professional Military Education   [open pdf - 639KB]

From the Introduction: "This monograph addresses the background and reasons CMO [Civil-Military Operations] should be incorporated as core Professional Military Education (PME) and the impacts on the SOF [special operations forces] assigned to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The reasons for this omission are much less important than correcting the omission. During the establishment of USSOCOM the rationale for leveraging the existing Service PME institutions for SOF PME was wise. Exposing special operations officers to service and joint doctrines/ concepts develops a synergy not otherwise attained. Nevertheless, this exposure to Service and joint doctrine has slowly caused gaps in the continuing PME of special operations officers. The gaps were unperceivable and caused only minor perturbations in officer professional development. It appeared as if on-the-job training was actually a synonym for SOF Continuing Education. This monograph identifies factors that will lead towards enhancing Joint Professional Military Education for SOF."

Report Number:
JSOU Report 06-2; Joint Special Operations University Report 06-2
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Date:
2006-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Special Operations Command Library: https://jsou.libguides.com/
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pdf
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