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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Improving SOF Ethics Education
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Published on 4/3/2024
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Competing for Advantage: The Chinese Communist Party, Statecraft, and Special Operations
Authored by:
Barkin, Samuel; Conrad, Justin; Horowitz, Shale; Ye, Min; Reardon, Lawrence; Irwin, Will; Craft, Stephen; Black, Charles; Ellis, David
Published on 3/11/2024
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Special Operations Research Topics 2024
Published on 1/24/2024