Through the use of decisive action training environment exercises with regionally aligned force brigade combat teams, ARSOF can meet its 2022 requirements by focusing on interdependent operations in a joint environment.
During operations in a UW environment, a special operations task force (SOTF) will conduct crucial warfighting functions to enable and protect ARSOF and indigenous elements on the ground.
Consequently, an integral factor in these assessments is the ability of the partner nation to provide security for ARSOF
Briscoe, "Balikatan Exercise Spearheaded ARSOF
Operations in the Philippines," 19.
The three ARSOF
lines of action, which can overlap in execution, are investment, persistent engagement, and operations.
The Global War on Terrorism has proven to be a lengthy campaign characterized by an unprecedented number of ARSOF
deployments around the world.
These exercises are among the most significant events to occur this year in the Special Operations community," said Ken McMullin, BTG Training, Education and Military Operations Analyst in the ARSOF
A denied area may be defined as a foreign nation in which ARSOF
activities are semipermissive or nonpermissive.
An enduring objective of the 528th SOSB was to create a single, seamless, fully integrated organization to provide SOF-unique CSS and CHS for deployed ARSOF
across the spectrum of conflict, anywhere in the world, from bare-base to urban environments.
Future articles will include discussions of professional credentialing programs, skills-based training, Global Combat Support System--Army, force structure changes, leader development, ARSOF
integration, joint logistics capabilities, and RC integration, just to name a few.
Although transformation of the Army's conventional support structures is well underway, the deficiency of support within the ARSOF
community, as demonstrated by the problems of the deploying Special Forces group, is not being addressed.
Finally, Fort Bragg is also home to specialized supporting units and Special Mission Units that support a variety of ARSOF
and joint missions.