To further complicate the problem, the USSOCOM logistics enterprise is comprised of the four Service components and the TSOCs and is tied into each of the GCCs and their respective executive agents--for example, the Navy is the executive agent for U.S.
As the focal point for SOF logistics and sustainment, the J4 directorate has wide-ranging responsibilities associated with USSOCOM's train, organize, and equip mission as well as the exercise of combatant command over TSOCs. As such, the J4 must successfully navigate a web of policy, organizational command and control, and fiscal and legal restraints and constraints to meet its many responsibilities.
When the RFI closes (usually 30 days after opening), the TE team disseminates the submissions to USSOCOM PEOs, Service Components and TSOCs
for review and selection.
Contents Background Overview Command Structures and Components Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) Expanded USSOCOM Responsibilities Proposed Changes to the Unified Command Plan (UCP) Army Special Operations Command Air Force Special Operations Command Naval Special Warfare Command Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Organizational and Budgetary Issues 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Report SOF-Related Directives FY2015 USSOCOM Budget Request Potential Issues for Congress U.S.
Additional command and control responsibilities are vested in Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs).
SOF SSDs employ a variety of Army common, SOF program of record, and theater-specific communications packages to provide tactical communications support to their local TSOC
. SOF SSDs are USASOC units, assigned to the 112th Signal Battalion and OPCON to the TSOC
Support responsibility to TSOCs
differs from field units because of the joint headquarters function they provide.
Supply Corps officers assigned to USSOCOM or one of the seven TSOCs
work within a Joint logistics environment that provides direct support to SOF operating in austere environments.
and equip TSOCs
as it previously had for all assigned SOF units.
the existing Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs
(34) The basic concept is to adopt a NATO Special Operations headquarters-type construct in conjunction with the existing Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs
Other current 06 billets within the SOF enterprise include the deputy director of logistics (J4 deputy) at USSOCOM and the director of logistics (J4) at Special Operations Command Pacific, the TSOC
for the Pacific area of responsibility.