List Of Additional Items Tying Me To Special Operations 2
List of Additional Items Tying Richard Stuart Maltz to Special Operations and Asymmetric, Irregular, and Unconventional Warfare1. US Army OPFOR Spetznaz operations. Throughout my military career, I have planned,performed, and led Opposing Forces (OPFOR) operations in simulation of Soviet SpecialOperations Forces (Spetznaz).2. Citations. My name was listed in "Special Operations in United States Strategy", by Frank R.Barnett, published by National Defense University in 1984. Additionally, my work in this areawas referenced in publications of the Naval Doctrine Command, Air University, and USJFCOM.3. Articles, lectures, recognition, and fan mail. For the past 15 years, I have been published andlectured extensively on the subject of "Human-Centric Warfare" (a program designed to makethe entire armed forces more SOF-like). I was also sponsored for a $285,000 study grant on thissubject. I received letters of endorsement of my research and these writings in this area from: theOffice of the Chief of Naval Operations, the Naval Doctrine Command, the Naval LeaderTraining Unit, the Naval Special Warfare Center, the Marine Corps Combat DevelopmentsCommand, the Army Research Institute, the Center for Army Leadership, the Army’s BattleCommand Battle Labs, and many others. Most of the "fan mail" received for this came from theSpecial Operations community, especially from the Navy SEALS.4. JFK Special Warfare School. In the mid-1990’s, as a consequence of my writing and lectureson the subject of Human-Centric Warfare, several prominent military theoreticians and historiansrecommended me to the then USSOCOM Commander, General Steiner, who arranged for me tobe offered a teaching post at the US Armys JFK Special Warfare School.5. Wargaming. In 2004, I attended a US-China wargame at the Naval War College in RhodeIsland on behalf of USJFCOM. I was on the China Team. We won, employing exclusivelyunconventional operations. The US Team never understood itself to be at war; and was shockedto discover that it had lost a war that it didnt know it had fought.6. Concept Development. Also in 2004, as a Joint Concept Developer for USJFCOM, I wrotethe draft of Case II (Irregular Warfare) of the Major Combat Operations (MCO) Joint OperatingConcept (JOC). In 2005, I composed USJFCOM’s “Long War” concept for the fusion of regularand irregular warfare in protracted war (now called “Hybrid Warfare”). In 2006, I contributed tothe Irregular Warfare-oriented Stability Operations and Urban Operations Joint Concepts.7. Recognition from the former ARSOC Commander. In June 2006, former Army SpecialOperations Command (ARSOC) Commander, MG Geoffrey Lambert, delivered a presentation tothe Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC on the subject of the past and future of AmericanSpecial Operations. That presentation was divided into two parts. That portion that discussedthe future was drawn largely from my work; a fact that MG Lambert graciously acknowledgedfrom the podium. I attended, at his invitation. He mentioned my name and acknowledged mywork several times during his presentation (at one point, asking me to stand to be recognized).
8. Writings for USJFCOM. The focus of my own writings, for USJFCOM, for publication, andfor the "Cognitive Domain Cabal" (an informal global network of national security professionalsdedicated to the proposition that the cognitive domain is the decisive domain in conflict, which Ifounded in 2003) has centered on unconventional, irregular, and asymmetric warfare.9. Irregular Warfare studies at National Defense University (NDU). Since 2002, I have draftedand continue to develop USJFCOM’s list of “Proposed Research Topics” and “Special Areasof Emphasis” for NDU, Service Schools, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA); and I continue to serve as the official USJFCOM liaison to NDU and the Services for“Key Strategic Issues”. Most of these topics, areas, and issues are irregular in nature.10. Writings for publication. My articles on Strategy, Transformation, Philosophy, andConducting Operations in the Cognitive Domain are still being published by Parameters (USArmy War College), Military Review (US Army Command and General Staff College), ACommon Perspective (USJFCOM DEG), SITREP (Royal Canadian Military Institute), Defensein the National Interest (DNI), Joint Center for Operational Analysis (JCOA) Journal,Diplomacy World, Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin and Military Intelligencemagazine (US Army Intelligence Center), Vanguard (Military Intelligence Corps Association),and The Wright Stuff (Air University Press)).11. Recruitment. In 2007, recognition of my work in these fields, I was inducted into JFCOM’s“Black Swan Society”, a group of PhD’s dedicated to fostering military transformation throughenhancement of organizational productivity. I was also inducted that year, for the same reason,into the Cognitive Systems Engineering Consortium and Cognitive Engineering and Decision-Making Technical Group of Human Factors Society (I had already been inducted, in 1996, intothe Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society).12. Requests to support ARSOC and USSOC. Since 2007, and continuing today, I have beenapproached by several in the Special Operations Community, including the USSOCOM SOKF-J9 Liaison Officer (LNO), who suggested that there are there are many people at ARSOC andUSSOCOM familiar with my Concept Development work and anxious for me to support themdirectly. I have since received several tentative and contingency offers to do so.13. Strategic Communication. In 2008, I edited the Joint “Strategic Communication” Hand-book (the author had incorporated many of my writings on the subject; but these were deemed byArmy and DoD reviewers to be too politically sensitive to appear in an unclassified document).Also since that time, I have been asked to co-administer the State Department’s StrategicCommunication Working Group website and the Army War College’s and National IntelligenceUniversity’s Proteus Institute’s website dealing with “Cognitive Domain”.14. Lecture at the Army War College. In 2009, I lectured on the related subjects of Strategy,Transformation, Philosophy, and Operations in the Cognitive Domain at the Army WarCollege’s Strategic Studies Institute’s (SSI’s) 2009 Annual Strategy Conference. I wassubsequently asked by the SSI to expand my lecture into a monograph to be published in their“Advanced Strategic Thought” series.