- May 15, 2011
A growing number of veteran commandos in Special Operations are rising to top positions in traditional military units and across the national security bureaucracy, reflecting the importance of their specialized training to fight unconventional wars that defined the past decade.
Opinions? I know SS has a diverse population. I'm interested to hear experiences from both sides of the military: traditional and Special Operations.
The article doesn't seem to offer any downsides or negative aspects of spreading Special Operations officers across the military and commanding traditional forces. For those of you who have experienced this "intermingling of conventional forces and Special Operations personnel", are there substantial negatives or downsides to this intermingling? Is this intermingling more effective--or ineffective-- at various levels in the chain-of-command?