Joint Special Operations University

Vision

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

Mission

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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Special Operations Research Topics 2024
Published on 1/24/2024
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Special Operations Forces Reference Manual, Fifth Edition
Published on 11/1/2023
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The Fourth Age: The Future of Special Operations
Published on 10/2/2023