PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987
101 STAT. 1155
(i) exercises overall supervision of special operations activities and low intensity conflict activities of the Department of Defense; (ii) is the principal civilian adviser to the Secretary of Defense on special operations and low intensity conflict matters; and (iii) is the principal special operations and low intensity conflict official (after the Secretary and Deputy Secretary) within the senior management of the Department of Defense. (4)(A) Until the office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict is filled for the first time by a person appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Secretary of the Army shall carry out the duties and responsibilities of that office. (B) Throughout the period of time during which the Secretary of Reports, the Army is carrying out the duties and responsibilities of that office, he shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a monthly report on the administrative actions that he has taken and the policy guidance that he has issued to carry out such duties and responsibilities. Each such report shall also describe the actions that he intends to take ^ ' '^^ ^ and the guidance that he intends to issue to fulfill the provisions of section 136(b)(4) of title 10, United States Code (as amended by paragraph (1)), along with a timetable for completion of such actions and issuance of such guidance. The first such report shall be submitted not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (5) Until the first individual appointed to the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, leaves that office, that Assistant Secretary (and the Secretary of the Army when carrying out the duties and responsibilities « « jrf + of the Assistant Secretary) shall, with respect to the duties and ~" v * responsibilities of that office, report directly, without intervening review or approval, to the Secretary of Defense personally or, as &joq<j? designated by the Secretary, to the Deputy Secretary of Defense personally. (b) RESOURCES FOR C I N C S O F. — The Secretary of Defense shall lo use 167 note. provide sufficient resources for the commander of the unified combatant command for special operations forces established pursuant to section 167 of title 10, United States Code, to carry out his duties and responsibilities, including particularly his duties and responsibilities relating to the following functions: (1) Developing and acquiring special operations-peculiar equipment and acquiring special operations-peculiar material, supplies, and services. (2) Providing advice and assistance to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict in the Assistant Secretary's overall supervision of the preparation and justification of the program recommendations and budget proposals for special operations forces. (3) Managing assigned resources from the major force program category for special operations forces of the Five-Year Defense Plan of the Department of Defense (as required to be created pursuant to subsection (e)).