GOV/MIL SOCOM Command Just Placed Under Direct SecDef Control

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Special Operations Command is now 'on par' with the military services, Acting SecDef Miller says
JEFF SCHOGOL5 HOURS AGO

For the first time in its history, U.S. Special Operations Command is an equal among the military services, Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller announced on Wednesday.

“I am here today to announce that I have directed the special operations civilian leadership to report directly to me instead of through the current bureaucratic channels,” Miller said during an unannounced visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. “This historic step finalizes what Congress has authorized and directed and will put Special Operations Command on par with the military services for the first time.”

The top Pentagon civilian official who oversees special operations had previously reported to the undersecretary of defense for policy, said Pentagon spokeswoman Navy Cmdr. Candice Tresch.
Now, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict will report directly to Miller and he will also be in the administrative chain of command for U.S. Special Operations Command, Tresch said.

Miller’s announcement means that the Defense Department has expanded the responsibilities of the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict, which Congress mandated in December 2016.

Now that these reforms have been implemented, they will streamline the flow of information and allow defense officials to better support service members, Miller said on Wednesday.
 

Seeker22

Veteran Member
Maybe I'm missing something, but does this seem ominous to anyone else?
No- actually I'm LMAO. In one fell swoop, SOCOM was taken away from the alphabets who can no longer use Special Forces soldiers for their own personal Praetorian Guard. Brilliant! I love it. They just got one more leg of their plan to replace the president with their hack knocked out from under them. I'm gonna be chortling about this one for days.
 

Cacheman

Ultra MAGA!

Miller said he would prefer to raise the top special operations civilian post to an undersecretary of defense title, but he also said he lacked the authority to do so. Before Wednesday, the person filling that role reported to the defense secretary through the undersecretary of defense for policy, the de facto No. 3 civilian in the Pentagon.



Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a former aide to Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn, is now filling the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict role on an acting basis. Miller briefly served in that position on a temporary basis earlier this year, as well.
 

auxman

Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit...
Ezra Cohen-Watnick

The top Pentagon civilian official who oversees special operations had previously reported to the undersecretary of defense for policy, said Pentagon spokeswoman Navy Cmdr. Candice Tresch.
Now, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict will report directly to Miller and he will also be in the administrative chain of command for U.S. Special Operations Command, Tresch said.

Miller’s announcement means that the Defense Department has expanded the responsibilities of the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict, which Congress mandated in December 2016.
 
I still don't seem to be getting it.
SOCOM is commanded by a 4 Star as it is.
Are they saying there is CIVILIAN leadership(at SOCOM) above this 4 Star?
Seems like the CinC/POTUS haas control over these hammers anyway.
Maybe I need to read the OP again....
OK, maybe SOCOM is going to be it's own branch, like said above.
who knows....
 

Doomer Doug

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Trump is prepping for civil war two and shortening his command and control loop. Trump must have figured out what many have said about his repeated failures to get the right LOYAL people in the right places. At one fell swoop Trump has neutered the deep state TRAITOR military command structure. Housecarl, I said Trump might eventually end up as the Roman General Sulla and this is EXACTLY how it would be done. :arg:
Trump is combat prepping for civil war two. Trump clearly plans to either get officially certified on 12-14-2020, but if not Trump plans to invoke the insurrection act and crush the marxist scum. :shkr:
Civil War Two is going hot between 12-14-2020 and 1-20-2020.
Seriously, we may very well have the final collapse of the America Constitutional Republic in real time at 12 noon January 20th, plus 3 nano seconds.
The level of freak grows day by day, and hour by hour.
 

Infoscout

The Dude Abides
I think this places SOCOM out of a command structure that does not have the knowledge of what they do or does not have the security clearance to lead them. They will have their own command and control, recruitment, supply, transportation, this is a good thing and possibly will help with better OPSEC in the future
 

night driver

ESFP adrift in INTJ sea
Doz can correct me as needed.
My reading of the last 20ish years is that Big Green has yet to see a problem they can't solve with a Column of tanks, a column of mobile guns, and 3-4 companies of Cav.
And when SOCOM (or SF or ____ or SEALS or MARINES etc) have gotten the major issues covered, and they come in to clean it up and close it down REGARDLESS if SOCOM had it ready to mop up, they turn it into a garrison operation...which is a LONG DISTANCE CALL from what won the issue.
 

TKO

Veteran Member
I think this places SOCOM out of a command structure that does not have the knowledge of what they do or does not have the security clearance to lead them. They will have their own command and control, recruitment, supply, transportation, this is a good thing and possibly will help with better OPSEC in the future
Being an Air Force, and previously Army, vet, I always thought SOCOM was already under the Secretary of Defense, via his Vice Secretary. I was reading that they wanted this structure in 1985. It passed in 1987...Goldwater-Nichols. It placed the SOCOM on the same level as everyone else. So, this bypasses General Clark?
 

mistaken1

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“This historic step finalizes what Congress has authorized and directed and will put Special Operations Command on par with the military services for the first time.”
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Miller’s announcement means that the Defense Department has expanded the responsibilities of the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict, which Congress mandated in December 2016.
Something the left put in place for hitlery to use. Trump waited to the last second to seize control of SOCOM.
The perfect tool for use against communist insurgents (foreign and otherwise).
 

Trivium Pursuit

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No- actually I'm LMAO. In one fell swoop, SOCOM was taken away from the alphabets who can no longer use Special Forces soldiers for their own personal Praetorian Guard. Brilliant! I love it. They just got one more leg of their plan to replace the president with their hack knocked out from under them. I'm gonna be chortling about this one for days.
I like it. Perhaps this was one of the reasons the previous SECDEF was discharged, so that this change would have the desired SECDEF to run it, in addition to what Seeker just pointed out. This IS a good-sized smack to parts of DeepState.
 

night driver

ESFP adrift in INTJ sea
If I interpreted the history correctly, he is either ONE of The Twelve, or he was the guy who adopted the effort and made it happen. He was at any rate INSTRUMENTAL in getting the Horse Soldiers into Afghanistan. IIRC.

Hence he cut his teeth on CREATIVE SPECOPS missions. Got a feeling we are about to see a creative dude given the freedom to accomplish some very Odd-Bod kinds of things. Within the month.
 

Kathy in FL

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This certainly ramps up the accountability of so-called "leakers". It may even increase the necessary security level of personnel.

"I beg your pardon? No Mr. Comey, you are no longer on the list. Oh, I'm definitely sure. You can try asking the President for a hall pass but ... well ... you might have to deal with that little snafu of your own first."
 

AlfaMan

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Trump is prepping for civil war two and shortening his command and control loop. Trump must have figured out what many have said about his repeated failures to get the right LOYAL people in the right places. At one fell swoop Trump has neutered the deep state TRAITOR military command structure. Housecarl, I said Trump might eventually end up as the Roman General Sulla and this is EXACTLY how it would be done. :arg:
Trump is combat prepping for civil war two. Trump clearly plans to either get officially certified on 12-14-2020, but if not Trump plans to invoke the insurrection act and crush the marxist scum. :shkr:
Civil War Two is going hot between 12-14-2020 and 1-20-2020.
Seriously, we may very well have the final collapse of the America Constitutional Republic in real time at 12 noon January 20th, plus 3 nano seconds.
The level of freak grows day by day, and hour by hour.
And Doomer Doug gets a battlefield promotion from grunt to guru with this one post. You nailed this one Doug. Won't say why but you absolutely nailed it.
 

Doomer Doug

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Trump has apparently decided to start listening to bannon et al again :kaid:
And Mongo this isn't a military move at all: IT IS POLITICAL. This is the kind of move a Roman Emperor, doubtful of troop loyalty, would do. Mongo, the CONTEXT of this change was Trump was being IGNORED and openly disobeyed by the command level when he ordered troops out of Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Now he has a general who will obey him. Already issued some withdrawl orders. When the Marxists and deep state scum try to murder Trump, they have been outflanked. Damn this is late stage Caligula level shit.
Poison mushrooms anybody?:dstrs:
 

Doomer Doug

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And Doomer Doug gets a battlefield promotion from grunt to guru with this one post. You nailed this one Doug. Won't say why but you absolutely nailed it.
It is all the Roman history I have read over the last 5 DECADES.:vik: Seriously, Trump as Sulla is growing on me. And yeah Trump is going for all the marbles now. Arrest all the RINOS! And somebody, anybody do something about ths Soros cabal, and mittens Romney, please throw mittens in the Great Salt Lake, pretty pleas?
 

Housecarl

On TB every waking moment
Trump is prepping for civil war two and shortening his command and control loop. Trump must have figured out what many have said about his repeated failures to get the right LOYAL people in the right places. At one fell swoop Trump has neutered the deep state TRAITOR military command structure. Housecarl, I said Trump might eventually end up as the Roman General Sulla and this is EXACTLY how it would be done. :arg:
Trump is combat prepping for civil war two. Trump clearly plans to either get officially certified on 12-14-2020, but if not Trump plans to invoke the insurrection act and crush the marxist scum. :shkr:
Civil War Two is going hot between 12-14-2020 and 1-20-2020.
Seriously, we may very well have the final collapse of the America Constitutional Republic in real time at 12 noon January 20th, plus 3 nano seconds.
The level of freak grows day by day, and hour by hour.
Tick, tick, tick.....
 

Housecarl

On TB every waking moment
It is all the Roman history I have read over the last 5 DECADES.:vik: Seriously, Trump as Sulla is growing on me. And yeah Trump is going for all the marbles now. Arrest all the RINOS! And somebody, anybody do something about ths Soros cabal, and mittens Romney, please throw mittens in the Great Salt Lake, pretty pleas?
Either Sulla or Aurelian, either way hold onto your hats everyone, it will be more than just a bumpy ride.....
 
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