Joint Special Operations University


USSOCOM's "Think-Do Tank" - Center for Special Operations Thinking.


JSOU prepares SOF professionals to address strategic and operational challenges, arming them with the ability to think through problems with knowledge, insight, and foresight.

Sharpening the Edge of SOF's Advantage:

The Next-Generation SOF Professional

SOF Truths

Humans are more important than hardware.

Quality is better than Quantity.

Special Operations Forces cannot be mass produced.

Competent Special Operations Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur.

Most special operations require non-SOF assistance.

Recent Publications

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China and Russia in West Africa: A Tale of Two Powers and Their Quest for Dominance
Published on 6/5/2024
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Unveiling Pervasive Patterns of Violence in West Africa
Published on 6/5/2024
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The New Way of Limited Warfare: The Value of the Afghan Model of Warfare After the Fight Against ISIS
Authored by:
Captain Tijs Althuizen, MA, and Professor Martijn Kitzen, PhD
Published on 6/4/2024