Accession Number : ADA602677
Title : Authorities and Options for Funding USSOCOM Operations
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Loredo, Elvira N ; Peters, John E ; Stanley, Karlyn D ; Boyer, Matthew E ; Welser, IV, William ; Szayna, Thomas S
Report Date : Jan 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 100
Abstract : The creation of the Global SOF [Special Operations Forces] Network (GSN) is premised on the notion that more responsive SOF will serve the interests of the United States. If the President wants more flexible, responsive SOF, those forces will need funding available under arrangements that are equally flexible, responsive, and accountable. This report examines established funding mechanisms, funding sources, and inter- Service agreements and develops recommendations that will reduce the frequency and duration of disputes between U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the Military Departments (MILDEPs), and Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) over their respective funding responsibilities for SOF, in particular the use of Major Force Program 2 (MFP-2) and Major Force Program 11 (MFP-11) funds. There are many stakeholders and parties in the funding process. We were not able to consult with all of those parties, however, so the report focuses on identifying areas where USSOCOM can improve its own internal fund management processes and areas of opportunity for dialogue with the MILDEPs on how to better coordinate funding and resourcing of validated missions in support of the GCCs.
Descriptors : *MILITARY BUDGETS , *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MISSIONS , REQUIREMENTS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE