Development of a Rapidly Deployable Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Core Concept for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ)

Report Number: NPS-LM-12-002

Series: Logistics Management

Category: Logistics

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: John Krott, Frank Morales, William Livingston

Title: Development of a Rapidly Deployable Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Core Concept for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ)

Published: 2012-01-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2012/NPS-LM-12-002.pdf

Keywords: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ), Special Operations Forces (SOF), operational command, Special Operations Component Command (SOCC)

Abstract:

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) is the primary point of development, direction, and coordination for all NATO Special Operations-related activities. NSHQ could enhance the effectiveness of NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) and increase the probability of mission accomplishment when NATO SOF assets are collectively employed in a combined manner by adding an operational command and control capability. This would be in the form of a Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Core. The SOCC Core is an advanced party of 70