Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations Hearing: “SOF Culture and Climate: The Future of the Force”
Friday, March 26, 2021
(11:00am ET – Virtual via Webex – Open)
Purpose: The subcommittee will receive testimony from outside experts on the state of special operations forces (SOF) culture and climate while exploring means to shape the force for future demands of great power competition. The subcommittee will consider the impacts of historic operational tempo and diversity challenges while focusing on three critical themes: the current state of the force following two decades of countering terrorism, the comprehensive health of the force, and future opportunities for the force in support of U.S. national security objectives.
Ms. Linda Robinson
Director, Center for Middle East Public Policy
Senior International/Defense Researcher
RAND Corporation  
Lietuenant General Mike Nagata, US Army (Ret.)
Senior Vice President and Strategic Advisor
Ms. Kate Germano
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.)
United States Marine Corps
Mr. Mark Mitchell
Former (acting) Assistant Secretary of Defense
Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC)