SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION 3110.06
1. PURPOSE. This supplemental instruction gives information and planning guidance regarding special operations within the combatant command.
2. GENERAL PLANNING GUIDANCE
a. Combatant commanders will conduct special operations in support of US national interests during conditions of war and in support of revolutionary uprisings considered appropriate and approved by the NCA.
b. Coordination and control of special operations will be retained at the highest level possible consistent with conventional warfare mission, command relationship agreements, and assets available.
c. Combatant commanders will establish a Special Operations Command (SOC) for the conduct of special operations where elements of two or more Services are assigned or attached. Other governmental agencies may be included.
d. Subject to any joint support agreements, component commanders are responsible for the administrative and logistic support of their Service elements assigned or attached to a SOC.
e. Emphasis should be placed on the political, economic, sociological, and psychological conditions in the human environment that may be exploited to enhance special operations.
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