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.

Recent Publications

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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
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SOF Quills for the Porcupine: Applying Lessons from Ukraine to Taiwan
Authored by:
Scott Simeral, Lieutenant Colonel Steven Skipper, Lieutenant Colonel Giovanna Espegio
Published on 3/7/2023
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Disruptive Technology in SOF-Peculiar Environments: Promises and Challenges in Development, Management, and Acquisition and Procurement
Authored by:
Benjamin Tkach
Published on 2/28/2023

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