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.

We sharpen 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.

Preparing SOF for Compound Security Competition

Recent Publications

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Operating on the Margins: SOF in the Gray Zone
Published on 4/15/2023
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Back to the future: Designing the role of NATO Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century (Atlantica article)
Authored by:
Gabriele Pierini and Lt. Col. Leonardo Doddi
Published on 3/29/2023
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Moral Injury: Implications for U.S. SOF and Ethical Resiliency
Authored by:
Dr. John Edgar Caterson, Marc-Charles Ingerson, David Wood, Matthew Kazumi Ikenoyama
Published on 3/15/2023