For U.S. Special Operations, detailed knowledge of its surroundings now and where its operators may be headed is an essential component of dominance.
The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has its very own technology incubator. SOFWERX is part of the Doolittle Institute, an organization that facilitates collaborations between military and private industry, and fulfills that role specifically for special operations forces.
Stu Bradin, president and CEO of the Global SOF Foundation, shares how the nonprofit he founded four years ago helps to advocate for the global special operations forces.
When the Air Force empowered commanders and supervisors to conduct nearly all ancillary training as they see fit, the Air Force’s 1st Special Operations Wing again took on the role of early adopter.
The organization that supports SOCOM’s warfighters is more conservative than they are, and only just beginning to experiment with the newest business and technological capabilities.
Robert Toguchi at US Army Special Operations Command detailed the Army Special Operations Forces’ goals for 2035 and beyond.
Gen. Raymond Thomas, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is looking to the corporate world for examples on how to successfully implement machine learning and artificial intelligence into his command.
The NDIA sponsors the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference to give SOCOM face-time with members of the defense industry to discuss gaps in capabilities and how industry can best fill them.
SOCOM’s current focus is on improving the readiness and training of their forces, including improving the resiliency of their families.
Failures and setbacks in the early 1980’s inspired lawmakers to undertake the creation of the new Special Operations Command.