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Command Team

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Secret C/JFSOCC SOC 5450 Invitation Only Command Team
Description

This course develops senior leaders’ understanding of the complexities of major joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) operations conducted by joint SOF to accomplish strategic objectives. Students will participate with senior executive service personnel from myriad of government agencies for theater-wide and operational-level combat leadership. This course is synchronous and conducted in-residence or by a combination of in-residence attendance and Secure Video Teleconference.

Audience

The Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander (C/JFSOCC) course is designed for senior warfighting professionals' continuing education. It is intended for general officers/flag officers (to include selects) with special operations experience, along with senior executive service level senior leaders from other government agencies and select international foreign military special operations senior leaders. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D126062

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course. Students will receive select readings and other course materials 30 days prior to course start via email. During course execution, students will receive (Biographies, readings, presentations), references and resources in person or via email.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


There are no scheduled events for this course
Secret JSOFPCC SOC 5460 Nomination Only Command Team
Description

This nominative course provides unit command teams a common understanding of the USSOCOM Commander’s priorities, command philosophy, and the responsibilities of joint SOF leaders serving at the tactical formation level. This course consists of a core curriculum of 7 modules framed by the Command's three themes: (1) People – SOF culture and ethics and the First SOF Truth; (2) Win – mission command; operational risk management; authorities; SOF command and control in Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational Environments; and communication; and (3) Transform – force management, requirements, and resourcing. Student participation and discussions are guided by senior executive-level subject matter experts.

Duration: This course is presented over 4.5 days.

Location: This course is a hybrid that requires students to complete some unclassified elements online in parallel with the classroom presentations.

Audience

Attendance is restricted to US military officers and enlisted that are officially designated to be the command team assigned to an O-5 or O-6 SOF formation within the USSOCOM Enterprise from one of the four Service Components: AFSOC, MARSOC, NSWC, and USASOC, and JSOC. Students must be nominated by their respective SOF Service component nominating office. Students are not allowed to self-nominate to JSOFPCC.

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All materials are USSOCOM information and content provided to each individual participant during course execution. Information is managed IAW handling guidelines for the levels of classification.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24A (04-Mar-2024 to 08-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open Enrollment Closes 28-February-2024. Resident Learning dates: 04-March thru 08-March-2024.
24C (03-Jun-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment opens 04/03/24
Enrollment Closed
24B (24-Jun-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Resident Learning Start Date: 24 June 2024 End Date: 28 June 2024 Enrollment Opens: 22 April 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24D (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment opens: 5/29/24
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified JSOFPCCO-B SOC 5461 Nomination Only Command Team
Description

This online nominative course provides unit command teams a common understanding of the USSOCOM Commander’s priorities, command philosophy, and the responsibilities of joint SOF leaders serving at the tactical formation level. This course consists of a core curriculum of 7 modules framed by the Command's three themes: (1) People – SOF culture and ethics and the First SOF Truth; (2) Win – mission command; operational risk management; authorities; SOF command and control in Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational Environments; and communication; and (3) Transform – force management, requirements, and resourcing. Student participation and discussions are guided by senior executive-level subject matter experts.

Duration: This course is presented over 6 weeks.

Location: This course is fully online through the JSOU Blackboard learning management system.

Audience

Attendance is restricted to US military officers and enlisted that are officially designated to be the command team assigned to an O-5 or O-6 SOF formation within the USSOCOM Enterprise from one of the four Service Components: AFSOC, MARSOC, NSWC, and USASOC, and JSOC. Students must be nominated by their respective SOF Service component nominating office. Students are not allowed to self-nominate to JSOFPCC.

Remarks

It is HIGHLY recommended, those command teams new to the SOF enterprise complete the INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES – DISTANCE LEARNING SOC 1210 prior to registering for the Joint SOF Pre-Command Course Online - Blended SOC5461.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All materials are unclassified USSOCOM and JSOU information and content available to students through Blackboard during course execution.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24B (02-Apr-2024 to 07-May-2024)
Location: Virtual
Comments: Enrollment Open Distance Learning Course Start Date: 2 April 2024. Distance Learning Course End Date: 7 May 2024.

Enlisted Education

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Unclassified CEP 2 SOE 3420 Nomination Only Enlisted Education
Description

*Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.

The course educates and prepares enlisted special operators for mid-level leadership roles in SOF. Using a transformative approach, students will enhance their skills in critical thinking, organizational leadership, and management. Students will analyze the implications of U.S. national strategy on the execution of USSOCOM operations and strategy.

Audience

E7 SOF operators and enablers. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Each respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL is responsible for oversight of their Component nominations. Students must be nominated by an E-9 in their Chain of Responsibility. Nomination emails must be forwarded to JSOU Enlisted Academy Service Component Liaisons: USASOC: JSOU.EA.ARMY@socom.mil , WARCOM: JSOU.EA.NAVY@socom.mil , AFSOC: JSOU.EA.USAF@socom.mil , MARSOC: JSOU.EA.USMC@socom.mil , International: JSOU.INTNCO@socom.mil This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D400023

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


Class #47 (22-May-2024 to 19-Jul-2024)
Location: Virtual
Comments: Enrollment Opens 25-Mar-2024. Enrollment Closes 15-May-2024.
Enrollment Closed
Class #48 (31-Jul-2024 to 27-Sep-2024)
Location: Virtual
Comments: Enrollment Opens 5-Aug-2024. Enrollment Closes 2-Oct-2024.
Enrollment Closed
Class #49 (09-Oct-2024 to 06-Dec-2024)
Location: Virtual
Comments: Enrollment Opens 05-Aug-2024. Enrollment Closes 02-Oct-2024.
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified CEP 1 SOE 3220 Nomination Only Enlisted Education
Description

*Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.
This course educates enlisted students for entry-level leadership careers in SOF. Students, from a tactical and operational perspective, will develop skills in communications, creative thinking, and ethical decision-making. Students will also analyze the history, unique function, and organization of the USSOCOM from the headquarters down to the subcomponent commands.

This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D400022

Audience

E6 SOF operator and enablers. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Each respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL is responsible for oversight of their Component nominations. Students must be nominated by an E-9 in their Chain of Responsibility. Nomination emails must be forwarded to JSOU Enlisted Academy Service Component Liaisons: USASOC: JSOU.EA.ARMY@socom.mil , WARCOM: JSOU.EA.NAVY@socom.mil , AFSOC: JSOU.EA.USAF@socom.mil , MARSOC: JSOU.EA.USMC@socom.mil , International: JSOU.INTNCO@socom.mil.

Remarks

None

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


Class #48 (20-Mar-2024 to 17-May-2024)
Location: Virtual
Comments: Enrollment Open. Enrollment Closes 13-MAR-2024.
Class #49 (22-May-2024 to 19-Jul-2024)
Location: Virtual
Comments: Enrollment Opens 25-MAR-2024. Enrollment Closes 15-MAY-2024.
Enrollment Closed
Class #50 (31-Jul-2024 to 27-Sep-2024)
Location: Virtual
Comments: Enrollment Opens 28-MAY-2024. Enrollment Closes 24-JUL-2024.
Enrollment Closed
Secret CEP 3 SOE 4600 Nomination Only Enlisted Education
Description

JSOFSEA enhances the critical thinking of senior enlisted leaders (SEL) as they grow their knowledge base in the strategic and operational realm. Students gain valuable knowledge and experience to successfully lead in the joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environment. This course develops students for operational and strategic level positions across a broad range of joint and special operations assignments.

Audience

The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy is designed for nominated special operations forces (SOF) operators, select SOF enabling specialties, and noncommissioned officers (E8-E9) from active component U.S. SOF, reserve component U.S. SOF, U.S. conventional forces, and U.S. interagency partners. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Service-members who want to be considered for enrollment in a JSOU Enlisted Academy course must work through their respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL. International students may also be accepted.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Numbers: D179001 for phase I (DL) and D171047 for phase II (RL)

Remarks

None

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


Class #56 (01-Apr-2024 to 21-Nov-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens 26-FEB-2024. Enrollment Closes 27-MAR-2024. DL - 01-APR-2024 thru 13-SEP-2024. RL - 30-SEP-2024 thru 21-NOV-2024.
Enrollment Closed
Class #57 (08-Jul-2024 to 26-Feb-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens 03-JUN-2024. Enrollment Closes 05-JUL-2024. DL - 08-JUL-2024 thru 20-DEC-2024. RL - 06-JAN-2025 thru 26-FEB-2025.
Enrollment Closed
Top Secret/SCI CEP 4 SOE 5440 Nomination Only Enlisted Education
Description

The course educates students for nominative-level leadership roles in SOF. Students will learn mission-oriented leadership and strategic thinking skills to prepare them to effectively advise, lead, and mentor at the strategic leader level. Students will also analyze and evaluate the impact strategic thinking, U.S. national policy, and global security has on USSOCOM.

Audience

The primary target audience for the Summit Course is SOF operators in the grade of E9 serving as, or having successfully served as, SELs at the O6 command level. SOF operators in the grade of E-9 and serving in, or having successfully served in an O6 command level SEL billet. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Service-members who want to be considered for enrollment in a JSOU Enlisted Academy course must work through their respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL.

Remarks

None

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Resistance/ Irregular Warfare

3
Unclassified I2W-DL SOC 2611 Open Nomination Only Resistance/ Irregular Warfare
Description

The course discusses fundamental concepts of irregular warfare (IW) and irregular adversaries, military support for stability operations, security force assistance, and building partner capacity. The collection of IW modules provides relevant IW content to those who cannot attend resident courses or who need the distance learning to reinforce resident attendance. *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.


Audience

This curriculum is for officers (O1-O4), warrant officers (W1-W3), noncommissioned officers (E5-E7), civilian, and contractors equivalents in the special operations forces (SOF) community or supporting SOF operations. International students, military, and civilians may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D400015

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment open.
Secret JUWOC ASA 2618 Nomination Only Resistance/ Irregular Warfare
Description

This course prepares joint HQs personnel to effectively plan, support and control UW operations. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of resistance, the unique requirements associated with UW and how operations are conceived and integrated at the Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOC) and Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC).

Audience

This course is taught at the operational level and designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of resistance related activities. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O3-O6), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis

Remarks

NA

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24B (26-Feb-2024 to 01-Mar-2024)
Location: Fort Liberty, NC
Comments: Registration Open: 18 December 2023. Registration Closed: 16 February 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 26 February 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 1 March 2024.
24C (24-Jun-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 24 April 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 24 June 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 28 June 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified NRC ASA 3618 Nomination Only Resistance/ Irregular Warfare
Description

This course prepares CJSOTF, TSOC or GCC – level staff members to conceptualize, plan, and coordinate support-to-resistance operations, focusing on unconventional warfare for planning, management, and oversight of SOF activities at the operational and strategic levels.

Audience

This course is taught at the operational level and designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of resistance related activities. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O3-O6), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D179174

Remarks

N/a

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24C (04-Mar-2024 to 08-Mar-2024)
Location: Fort Liberty, NC
Comments: Enrollment Open: 18 December 2023. Enrollment Closed: 5 February 2023. In Resident Start Date: 4 March 2024. In Resident End Date: 8 March 2024.
Enrollment Closed

Sensitive Activities

3
Secret LSSA SOC 3638 Invitation Only Sensitive Activities
Description

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Audience

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24B (26-Feb-2024 to 01-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: In-resident course start date: 02/26/2024 In-resident course end date: 03/01/2024
Enrollment Closed
24C (22-Apr-2024 to 26-Apr-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: In Resident Course Start Date: 22 April 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 26 April 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24D (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: In Resident Course Start Date: 29 July 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 2 August 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24E (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: In Resident Course Start Date: 9 September 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 13 September 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Top Secret/SCI SSAF SOS 3220 Nomination Only Sensitive Activities
Description

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Audience

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Remarks

N/A

Materials

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24B (27-May-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: 24B New Course Dates Updated on 14 FEB 2024. Distance Learning Start Date: 27 May 2024. Distance Learning End Date: 9 June 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 10 June 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 14 June 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24D (22-Jul-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Distance Learning Course Start Date: 22 July 2024. Distance Learning Course End Date: 4 August 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 5 August 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 9 August 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Top Secret/SCI SACSE SOS 5740 Open Nomination Only Sensitive Activities
Description

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Audience

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Intelligence/ Counterintelligence

3
Top Secret/SCI SCIC SOS 3776 Nomination Only Intelligence/ Counterintelligence
Description

Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx or by emailing the course mailbox at:
SOCOM.SOS.3776.Admissions.SHDMBX@socom.mil

This course is presented over six days.

The course is conducted as a hybrid with the first day via distance learning (DL). The remaining five days are conducted in resident at the Joint Special Operations University.

Prerequisites:
(1). Credentialed Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agent Certification.

(2). Introduction to Special Operations Forces Course, ISOF SOC 1210. This course offers a test-out option.

(3). Conduct Pre-Course Knowledge Check on Intelink (SIPR).

(4). Students will be required to conduct the asynchronous Distance Learning phase prior to attending the Resident Phase.


Audience

Counterintelligence Special Agents, military [E5(P) - O5] and government civilians assigned to SOF units.

Remarks

**Each student is to review and be familiar with their respective CI service regulations.**

Materials

Required materials will be provided via NIPR and SIPR Learning Management System (LMS).

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24C (27-May-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Nomination Opens: 1 March 2024. Nomination Closes: 10 May 2024. Distance Learning Start Date: 27 May 2024. Distance Learning End Date: 24 June 2024. In Resident Start Date: 24 June 2024. In Resident End Date: 28 June 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24D (29-Jul-2024 to 30-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Nomination Open: 1 May 2024. Nomination Close: 12 July 2024. Distance Learning Start Date: 29 July 2024. Distance Learning End Date: 26 August 2024. In Resident Start Date: 26 August 2024. In Resident End Date: 30 August 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Top Secret/SCI SOIC SIT 4750 Open Nomination Only Intelligence/ Counterintelligence
Description

Special Operations Intelligence Course has been designed to prepare intelligence personnel for duty on a special operations command (SOCOM), theater special operations command (TSOC), combined joint special operations task force (CJSOTF), or special operations joint task force (SOJTF) intelligence staff. It examines SOCOM missions, Intelligence Community (IC) support to SOF, SOCOM J2 staff, components, real-life scenario lessons learned events from our strategic adversaries, intelligence support to irregular warfare (IW), and analyzing the multi-domain operational environment.

Duration: This course is presented over 4 weeks of Distance Learning phase + 2 weeks residential learning phase

Location: The course is conducted as a hybrid with four weeks via distance learning (DL). The remaining two weeks are conducted in resident at the Joint Special Operations University.

Audience

This course is designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint and coalition special operations. More specifically, enlisted (E6-E9), officers (03-05), warrant officers (W1–W5), and government personnel (up to GG/GS 14) assigned to TSOC’s, or associated echelons, who are involved in planning and conducting operations in the cyber domain. All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Remarks

Students will be enrolled between 45 days and NLT 30 days prior to the course start date. Those not selected will be rejected or placed on standby list for the first available seat. The Course Director will provide a welcome email to students prior to the course start date. The course is conducted at the level Top Secret (TS), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Alternative Compensatory Control Measures (ACCM)-level. Students must have a TS clearance and be indoctrinated into a SCI billet prior to course commencement. Specific ACCM indoctrination will occur upon arrival if the student is not already cleared for the required ACCM. There is a 4-week Distance Learning phase that is unclassified, self-paced, and on Blackboard. Students will be provided a Blackboard account prior to commencement.

Materials

All required texts and materials will be available to the student on Blackboard, Classified SharePoint, or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have after hours – NOT in the classroom – access to commercial internet and JSOU Blackboard site prior to and throughout the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24B (15-Apr-2024 to 26-Apr-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 15 January 2024. Enrollment Closes: 12 April 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 15 April 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 26 April 2024.
24C (15-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 1 April 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 15 July 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 26 July 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified SOIC-F SOS 3750 Open Nomination Only Intelligence/ Counterintelligence
Description

The course is a self-paced, online, introductory course designed to prepare intelligence personnel for attendance at the SOIC (SIT 4750). Additionally, SOIC-F will provide the foundational understanding of an intelligence professional supporting Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), Combined/Joint Special Operations Task Forces (CJSOTF), and/or Special Operations Joint Task Force (SOJTF) intelligence staffs. It provides an overview of the United States strategies, an introduction to the strategic environment, the evolution of SOF intelligence, the Intelligence Community (IC), and Interagency (IA) partnerships to SOF, SOCOM J2 staff, components and TSOC lesson learned, intelligence support in Irregular Warfare (IW), and the concept of operating in a multi-domain. The course is self-paced, on-line via JSOU provided Blackboard access.
Duration: Continuous (30 days)
Location: Distance Learning

Audience

Intelligence officers (O3-O5), warrant officers (W1-W5), noncommissioned officers (E6-E9) and civilian employees in equivalent grades assigned to a CJSOTF, TSOC, or to USSOCOM HQ.

Remarks

N/A

Materials

Students will gain access to the JSOU Blackboard SOIC-F (SOS 3750) upon enrollment. During the course, students will use Blackboard for access to all course content and any interaction with students or faculty.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: Virtual
Comments: This course is open / continuous.

Influence and Information Advantage

4
Secret ASOIE SIA 5673 Open Nomination Only Influence and Information Advantage
Description

This 6-Module course is designed to enable the learner to evaluate the informational and human aspects of the target information environment to gain an understanding of current, emerging, and future conditions. The curriculum introduces students to the application of research methods including qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to assess, measure, and evaluate changes because of joint SOF operations. Students will gain an overview of research intent and design, data collection, and statistical and interpretive analysis. The focus of the course is not on mastery of statistics, rather the ability to apply research methods to evaluate SOF Operations in the Information Environment to provide insights to the staff and further inform a commander’s decision cycle.

Audience

SOF commissioned (O3-O5), warrant (W1-W3), and noncommissioned (E6-E8) officers assigned to USSOCOM headquarters, service components, or theater commands responsible for planning, strategic influence and/or information advantage. JIIM-C personnel are welcomed within capacity. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D179200.

Remarks

There are no prerequires for the course. Anyone eligible to take JSOU courses may enroll. However, priority seating is allocated to those enrolled in the Strategic Influence through Information Advantage, Integrated Program of Study. Learners enrolled in the program are encouraged to complete the Foundations and Applied courses, SIA 5671 and SIA 5672 prior to attending.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

TBD

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24C PILOT (22-Apr-2024 to 10-May-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 22 February 2024. Distance Learning Start Date: 22 April 2024. Distance Learning End Date: 5 May 2024. In Resident Start Date: 6 May 2024. In Resident End Date: 10 May 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24D PILOT (08-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 8 April 2024. Distance Learning Start Date: 8 July 2024. Distance Learning End Date: 21 July 2024. In Resident Start Date: 22 July 2024. In Resident End Date: 26 July 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Secret SOF-IAII SIA 5672 Open Nomination Only Influence and Information Advantage
Description

SOF-IAII Pilot is the advanced-applied course for the JSOU Strategic Influence and Information Advantage (SIIA) Integrated Program of Study (IPOS) nested within the JSOU Learning Pathways in Action (LPIA) program. Designed primarily for personnel who are assigned to Special Operations Command Components and Theater Commands in operations and planning billets.

It applies the application of theory, strategy and doctrine, of national Strategic Influence methods and Operational Information Capability planning gained in the basic course to gain information advantage and intelligence integration intelligence (IAII). Combining the theories and history of strategic influence, terms and applying the concepts of joint information advantage procedures will provide the learner with the skills required to integrate information and intelligence to create the influence effects to achieve mission success.

The SOF-IAII pilot is available through a combination of virtual and in-person learning with JSOU. This pilot course requires the prerequisite basic course of the SOF-IOIE. The virtual portion of the course is two-week and the in-person course is 4 days long. There are four modules within the resident course that include; Information Advantage Intelligence Integration, Human Aspects of the Information Environment, IAII Disciplines, and a practicum.

There are daily practical exercises and activities that facilitate the production of deliverable products required during the practicum that are due on Thursday during class. The student must obtain a passing assessment to complete the course. Completion of this advanced course is required to continue on to the elective courses in the SIIA IPOS.

Audience

Personnel selected to attend the advanced SOF-IAII should be assigned to USSOCOM, the TSOCs, or SOF Components or other US government activities against billets related in some way related to Strategic Influence and Information Advantage. Planners from the J2, J3 and J5 as well as members of the information forces of Public Affairs, Civil Affairs, OPSEC, Cyber, EW, JEMSO, Deception, Space and PSYOP are encouraged to attend. This includes contractor support personnel with permission. Although the large majority of students in SOF-IAII are affiliated with DoD, personnel in similar job positions in other federal agencies may also attend with course director approval. International students are not eligible to attend this pilot but will be included in the future. Units will fund attendance for this pilot.

Remarks

na

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All text and materials are provided by JSOU and will distributed thought the course pages on JSOU eCampus. Primary references are academic articles, research and current doctrine to include JP 3-0, JP 5-0, and JP 3-04 Information in Joint Operations.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24C (08-Apr-2024 to 19-Apr-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: SIA 5672_24C Course Cancelled DL Start Date: 04/08/2024 DL End Date: 04/14/2024 Resident Start Date: 04/15/2024 Resident End Date: 04/19/2024
Canceled
24D (17-Jun-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 04/15/2024 DL Start Date: 06/17/2024 DL End Date: 06/23/2024 Resident Start Date: 06/24/2024 Resident End Date: 06/28/2024
Enrollment Closed
Secret SOF-IOIE SIA 5671 Open Nomination Only Influence and Information Advantage
Description

SOF-IOIE is the foundational course for the Strategic Influence and Information Advantage (SIIA) Integrated Program of Study (IPOS) nested within JSOU’s Learning Pathways in Action (LPIA) program. Designed primarily for personnel who are assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command, Service Components and Theater Special Operations Commands in operations and planning billets, this course provides the latest theory, strategy, and doctrine, for Theater-Strategic Influence methods and Operational Information Capability planning to gain Information Advantage (IA). The familiarization with theories and history of strategic influence coupled with terms and concepts of joint information advantage will provide the learner with the knowledge and ability to integrate into the process for creating the influence effects required to achieve mission success.

The SOF-OIE pilot is available through a combination of virtual and in-person learning with JSOU. This pilot course requires no prerequisite learning. The virtual portion of the course is one-month long and the in-person resident sessions are 5-days. The course is comprised of ten modules that include strategic influence, fundamentals of information, joint force use of information, unity of effort, operational design and planning for theater-strategic effects, execution, operational assessment planning, operations in the information environment, SOF in the OIE, and a practicum.

Audience

Personnel selected to attend SOF-IOIE should be assigned to USSOCOM, the TSOCs, or SOF Components or other U.S. government activities against billets related in some way related to SIIA. Planners from the J2, J3 and J5 as well as members of the information forces of Public Affairs, Civil Affairs, OPSEC, Cyber, EW, JEMSO, Deception, Space and PSYOP are encouraged to attend. This includes contractor support personnel with permission. Although the large majority of students in SOF-IOIE are affiliated with DoD, personnel in similar job positions in other federal agencies may also attend. Units are requested to fund travel necessary to attend this pilot. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D139050

Remarks

N/a

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

N/a

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24C (13-May-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)
Location: MacDill AFB
Comments: Registration Open: 03/13/2024 DL Start Date: 05/13/2024 DL End Date: 06/09/2024 Resident Start Date: 06/10/2024 Resident End Date: 06/14/2024
Enrollment Closed
24D (22-Jul-2024 to 23-Aug-2024)
Location: MacDill AFB
Comments: Registration Open: 05/22/2024 DL Start Date: 07/22/2024 DL End Date: 08/18/2024 Resident Start Date: 08/19/2024 Resident End Date: 08/23/2024
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified SOCSIS DIS 4440 Open Nomination Only Influence and Information Advantage
Description

This course directly relates special operations to Compound Security Environments, especially in the context of competition below armed conflict. It explores how special operations can generate novel strategic political effects by leveraging complexity dynamics, human security and social resilience concepts, and JIIM-C relationships. The content is applied to contemporary operational-to-strategic challenges.


Audience

Special Operations Professionals who are assigned to a Component or who will likely be assigned to a TSOC or other joint operational staffs which develop, coordinate, and execute plans in support of Geographic and/or Functional Combatant Commander objectives

Remarks

N/a

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All material will be provided via Blackboard

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Cyber

3
Top Secret/SCI CSOF SIT 5743 Open Nomination Only Cyber
Description

This graduate-level, resident, seminar course analyzes cyber policies and capabilities within the SOF enterprise. Students examine the mechanics of cyber operations, question the applicability of cyber terms, and investigate SOF's role in the U.S. government's approach to cyber operations. Ultimately, students will question what SOF must do to expand its ability to operate in the cyberspace domain. The course is composed of 4 weeks of unclassified distance learning (self-paced, asynchronous) and 2 weeks classified resident.

Audience

Special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint and coalition special operations. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O4-O5), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Remarks

The course is conducted at the level Top Secret (TS), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Alternative Compensatory Control Measures (ACCM)-level. Students must have a TS clearance and be indoctrinated into a SCI billet prior to course commencement. Specific ACCM indoctrination will occur upon arrival if the student is not already cleared for the required ACCM.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will utilize the unclassified Blackboard tool during the Distance Learning phase of the course. A login will be provided upon acceptance to the course. Students will utilize USSSOCOM SOCRATES (TS//SCI network) during the resident phase of the course. If a student does not have a SOCRATES account, a student account will be provided. Prior to execution of the resident phase, guidance for passing PKI certifications will also be provided.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24A (26-Feb-2024 to 22-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open Distance Learning Start Date: 02/12/2024 Distance Learning End Date: 03/09/2024 Resident Start Date: 03/11/2024 Resident End Date: 03/22/2024
24B (10-Jun-2024 to 21-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 10 April 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 10 June 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 21 June 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified CSOF-F SOS 4743 Open Nomination Only Cyber
Description

The course provides a survey of the cyberspace domain wherein it examines the fundamentals and evolution of cyberspace; threat posed by illicit and friendly actions in cyberspace; evolution of U.S. cyberspace strategy; and relationship to the Special Operations Enterprise. The course provides a basis for personnel involved the integration of cyberspace enabling technologies and procedures into special operation plans, activities, and operations. The course is self-paced, on-line via JSOU provided Blackboard access.

Audience

The primary student profile is enlisted (E4-E9), warrant (W1–W5), officers (O1-O6), or government employees (GG/GS 12-15) from the Special Operations Enterprise or enabling agencies. However, anyone with a .mil or .gov can sign up and take the course.

Remarks

This is an unclassified, self-paced, course which introduces cyberspace and cyberspace planning.  It is composed of readings and videos.  Broken down into six modules.  Students have 2-months to complete from the day they start.  

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will utilize the unclassified Blackboard tool during the course. A login will be provided upon acceptance to the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


Continuous (60 days to complete)
Location: Virtual
Comments: This course is open / continuous enrollment. POC is Mr. Bill Garrity (William.garrity.ctr@socom.mil)
Top Secret/SCI TCPC SIT 5744 Open Nomination Only Cyber
Description

This resident course prepares staff officers for planning, management, and oversight of cyber-related activities at the TSOC-level. The course examines the organizations, processes, and procedures involved in planning and conducting operations in the cyber domain in-support-of deployed forces and the TSOC staff. During the course, students will conduct two planning evolutions simulating the actions required to employ cyber effects. The course is composed on 2-weeks of unclassified Distance Learning (self-paced, asynchronous) and 1-week classified resident.

Audience

This course is designed for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint and coalition special operations. More specifically, enlisted (E4-E6), officers (02-05), warrant (W1–W3), and government personnel (up to GG/GS 14) assigned to TSOC’s, or associated echelons, who are involved in planning and conducting operations in the cyber domain. All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Remarks

The course is conducted at the level Top Secret (TS), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Alternative Compensatory Control Measures (ACCM)-level. Students must have a TS clearance and be indoctrinated into a SCI billet prior to course commencement. Specific ACCM indoctrination will occur upon arrival if the student is not already cleared for the required ACCM.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will utilize the unclassified Blackboard tool during the Distance Learning phase of the course. A login will be provided upon acceptance to the course. Students will utilize USSSOCOM SOCRATES (TS//SCI network) during the resident phase of the course. If a student does not have a SOCRATES account, a student account will be provided. Prior to execution of the resident phase, guidance for passing PKI certifications will also be provided.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.


24B (02-Aug-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 06/02/2024 In-Resident Start Date: 08/02/2024 In-Resident End Date: 08/09/2024
Enrollment Closed
24C (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 9 July 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 9 September 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 13 September 2024.
Enrollment Closed

SOF Staff and Enabling Support

6
Unclassified ISOF SOC 1210 Open Nomination Only SOF Staff and Enabling Support ACCET Accredited
Description

*Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of U.S. SOF. This includes the organization, functions, capabilities, limitations, and employment of each USSOCOM Service component and subordinate unified commands as well as key concepts and terms.

*It takes 1-2 duty days for access*

Audience

The course is designed for anyone desiring a foundational understanding of U.S. special operations forces as well as those who have been identified to serve on a joint special operations staff, staff members at USSOCOM, its subordinate commands, and theater special operations commands. The course is suitable for individuals with an enabling or partner relationship to special operations commands or others requiring a fundamental understanding of special operations.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D126075

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Web links and downloadable forms will be provided to all necessary texts and materials.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Distance Learning Iteration
Unclassified JSOTF SOC 1610 Open Nomination Only SOF Staff and Enabling Support
Description

*Note: Students must complete the Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning (Pilot) course prior to registering for JSOTF (Level 1)

This course focuses on the organization, functions, and responsibilities of each major joint staff section of a joint special operations task force (JSOTF), as well as looking at the command and control structure of a JSOTF. Other lessons include JSOTF involvement in civil-military operations and the interoperability of a JSOTF with interagency, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental organizations. Upon completion of this course, students will receive .5 Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) points. Students must complete the Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning (Pilot) course prior to registering for JSOTF (Level 1)

*It takes 1-2 duty days for access*

Audience

Ideally, an individual should complete Phase I instruction, prior to being assigned to a theater special operations command (TSOC) or JSOTF. The training audience for this course includes all staff officers and noncommissioned officers, active and reserve component augmentees who may serve in a JSOTF HQ, active and reserve component augmentees enroute/assigned to a TSOC, DoD civilian and contract personnel supporting a JSOTF or TSOC, or other enablers supporting a JSOTF or TSOC. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D479003

Remarks

N/A

Materials

There are no required materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments:
Unclassified SOF-SC SOC 3210 Open Nomination Only SOF Staff and Enabling Support
Description

This courses is presented in lecture format and is five days long. Topics addressed include security cooperation management, security cooperation organizations and responsibilities, the FMS process, finance, logistics, and training management.

Audience

Personnel selected to attend SOF-SC should be assigned to U.S. government activities in CONUS against billets related in some way to SA/SC. This includes contractor support personnel. Although the large majority of students in SOF-SC are affiliated with DoD, personnel in similar job positions in other federal agencies may also attend.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D179179

Remarks

This course requires completion of the Defense Security Cooperation Course- "Introduction to Security Cooperation" SC-101 available at https://www.dscu.mil/. This is a 12 hour online course that must be completed prior to the first day of class.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24D (25-Mar-2024 to 29-Mar-2024)
Location: Hurlburt Field
Comments: Enrollment Open: 1 January 2024. In Resident at Hurlburt Field. Course Start Date: 25 March 2024. Course End Date: 29 March 2024.
24E (15-Apr-2024 to 19-Apr-2024)
Location: Camp Smith
Comments: Enrollment Open: 15 February 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 04/15/2024 In-Resident End Date: 04/19/2024
Enrollment Closed
24F (10-Jun-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 10 April 2024. In resident course start date: 10 June 2024. In resident course end date: 14 June 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24H (23-Sep-2024 to 27-Sep-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: In-Resident Start Date: 09/23/2024 In-Resident End Date: 09/27/2024
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified SOPC SOC 3625 Open Nomination Only SOF Staff and Enabling Support
Description

The Special Operations Planning Course (SOPC) instructs students on operational-level, Special Operations Forces (SOF)-centric, operational design and planning. Each day students will be challenged to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills during multiple different learning activities. These activities include readings, analysis of prepared PowerPoint and other materials, completing homework assignments, and synthesizing information from online resources such as audio and video files. Collaborative interaction occurs through seminar discussions with a small group mentor, group-level practical application exercises, and briefings and presentations.

Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between Joint doctrine, SOF operational approaches, national and Theater strategy, and operational-level planning. SOPC prepares students to participate in Joint Planning Groups within a Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), special operations component, special operations command, or Joint Force Headquarters. For both the virtual and resident course iterations, students should plan for full days, nightly & weekend homework, and participation in group practical exercises. SOPC is Joint-certified annually by the Joint Staff J7, and officers completing the course earn 1.5 credits toward Joint Officer Qualification (JQO) status. Registration will open 60 days before the course’s start date.

Audience

Special operations military officers (O3-O5), warrant officers (W1-W4), senior noncommissioned officers (E7-E9), and government civilians (GS11 and up) as well as non-SOF military and civilians who are preparing for, are en route to, or are serving in a joint special operations assignment (TSOC, JTF, JSOTF, GCC SOF billet USSOCOM, or component HQ) that may involve joint staff planning.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D126091

Remarks

Registration will open 60 days prior to class start date.

Materials

The instructor of record will email students any required text or materials. Students must have access to a commercial computer, internet access, and must have Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24D (06-May-2024 to 17-May-2024)
Location: Fort Liberty, NC
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 6 March 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 6 May 2024. In-Resident End Date: 17 May 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24E (15-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 15 April 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 15 July 2024. In-Resident End Date: 26 July 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24F (09-Sep-2024 to 20-Sep-2024)
Location: Camp Lejeune
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 9 July 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 9 September 2024. In-Resident End Date: 20 September 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified TSPC-M ASA 2210 Nomination Only SOF Staff and Enabling Support
Description

This course educates new Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel on how a TSOC plans for and employs U.S. special operations capabilities in an era of Strategic Competition.

Participants explore Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities and how SOF uses their employment/funding authorities to achieve TSOC and Geographic Combatant Command’s operational and strategic theater goals while tying them to their priorities in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. The Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters.


Audience

Military and civilian personnel assigned to or providing support to a TSOC. Recommended ranks are E6-E9, O1-O5, and WO1-CW5. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D221000

Remarks

The synchronous learning will be conducted in the sponsoring TSOC’s time zone.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students must have internet access and electronic device that allows them to access all course materials, and digitally complete the course pre-assessment and post-assessment.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24D (08-Apr-2024 to 12-Apr-2024)
Location: Camp Smith
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 8 February 2024. In-Resident Course Start Date: 8 April 2024. In-Resident Course End Date: 12 April 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24E (22-Apr-2024 to 26-Apr-2024)
Location: Peterson AFB
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 22 February 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 22 April 2024. In-Resident End Date: 26 April 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24F (13-May-2024 to 17-May-2024)
Location: Stuttgart
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 13 March 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 13 May 2024. In-Resident End Date: 17 May 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24G (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)
Location: Homestead
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 10 April 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 29 July 2024. In-Resident End Date: 2 August 2024.
Enrollment Closed
24H (12-Aug-2024 to 16-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 12 June 2024. In-Resident Start Date: 12 August 2024. In-Resident End Date: 16 August 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Secret USEP-F SOC 1215 Open Nomination Only SOF Staff and Enabling Support
Description

Description: This course consists of five days of resident instruction. During this period students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The course culminates with a writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam.
Duration: 5 Days
Location: In-Resident

Audience

All newly assigned military and government employees to USSOCOM headquarters.

Remarks

N/A

Materials

Course materials will be provided as necessary.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24C (25-Mar-2024 to 29-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opened: 01/22/2024. Enrollment Closes: 03/18/2024.
24D (06-May-2024 to 10-May-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 03/04/2024. Enrollment Closes: 04/29/2024.
Enrollment Closed
24E (03-Jun-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 04/01/2024. Enrollment Closes: 05/31/2024.
Enrollment Closed
24F (15-Jul-2024 to 19-Jul-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens 06/03/2024. Enrollment Closes 07/03/2024. RL - 07/15/2024 thru 07/19/2024.
Enrollment Closed
24G (05-Aug-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 06/03/2024. Enrollment Closes: 07/29/2024.
Enrollment Closed
24H (16-Sep-2024 to 20-Sep-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens 08/05/2024. Enrollment Closes 09/04/2024. RL - 09/16/2024 thru 09/20/2024.
Enrollment Closed

Functional Support

12
Secret CWMD ASA 3850 Open Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

This course is designed for USSOCOM, TSOC, and component staff members who are new to the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) problem set. The CWMD-F course provides an overview of USSOCOM’s roles in CWMD and recent Unified Command Plan (UCP) change; an understanding of weapons of mass destruction proliferation, nonproliferation, and counter proliferation; a review of DoD CWMD strategy and programs, and a discussion on CWMD and the interagency. These fundamentals enable students to align policies across the CWMD spectrum to USSOCOM capabilities in managing its Coordinating Authority position and what USSOCOM is currently doing to address CWMD operations.

Audience

SOCOM and TSOC Staffs and SOF/SOF Enablers assigned to positions that interact with CWMD mission partners, and require a baseline education/knowledge on the SOF CWMD mission.

Remarks

This course is presented in Resident at the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) over two weeks. The first week is conducted via Distance Learning (DL), and the second week is in-Resident at JSOU. This course intends to provide SOF Officers, NCOs, and civilian equivalents new to the Special Operations Counter-Proliferation (CP) mission the fundamentals to navigate this complex Joint and Interagency mission set.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24C (08-Apr-2024 to 19-Apr-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open DL Start Date: 04/08/2024 DL End Date: 04/12/2024 Resident Start Date: 04/15/2024 Resident End Date: 04/19/2024
24D (08-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 04/19/2024 DL Start Date: 07/08/2024 DL End Date: 07/26/224 Resident Start Date: 07/08/2024 Resident End Date: 07/26/2024
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified ISOAC FCO 3830 Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

***NOTE: Students should be nominated by SOF AT&L before registering for this course.

This course has two components, Distance and Residence Learning. Students complete pre residence distance learning requirements over a period of four weeks then complete 36 hours resident course over a five-days. This course focuses on the Special Operations (SO)-unique Program Agile Acquisition Cycle with emphasis on: special operations (SO) acquisition principles; SO acquisition process, methods, events, and products; and developing an acquisition strategy. Students receive foundational knowledge about USSOCOM Directive & Policy 70-1 and culminate their learning experience by presenting an Acquisition Strategy Brief to a Milestone Decision Authority.

Audience

All newly assigned special operations forces (SOF) Acquisition Technology & Logistics employees (military, government, or contractors); acquisition professionals supporting SO acquisition from external Department of Defense (DoD) agencies; and acquisition enablers throughout the Special Operations Enterprise.

Remarks

N/A

Materials

Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access pre-requisite and distance learning course materials. All other course materials will be provided as necessary for the in-residence portion.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24C (10-Jun-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 04/10/2024 In-resident course start date: 06/10/2024 In-resident course end date: 06/14/2024
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified ISOAC-N SOC 9830 Open Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

***NOTE: Students will be enrolled upon assignment to SOF AT&L. This abbreviated, non-credit, self-paced, online course is designed to focus on the Special Operations (SO)-unique Program Agile Acquisition Cycle with emphasis on: special operations (SO) acquisition principles; SO acquisition process, methods, events, and products; and developing an acquisition strategy. Students will receive foundational knowledge about USSOCOM Directive 70-1.

Audience

All newly assigned special operations forces (SOF) Acquisition Technology & Logistics employees (military, government, and contractors); acquisition professionals supporting SO acquisition from external Department of Defense (DoD) agencies; and acquisition enablers throughout the Special Operations Enterprise may request admission through AT&L training office.

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

USSOCOM Directive 70-1 – Acquisition Management System Policy, 20 March 2018

Accreditation

N/A


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: Virtual
Comments: N/A
Unclassified JSLC FCO 2638 Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic. This offering focuses on baseline Joint logistics knowledge with specific focus on logistics support to SOF. Through USSOCOM Staff and JSOU faculty led instruction, this course offers Special Operations Forces (SOF) unique, Service Component Operational-Level/Theater-specific logistics capabilities, and resources to enable and support global SOF operations.

Audience

This course is taught at the Operational-level and designed specifically for logisticians newly assigned to USSOCOM, its components, and Theater Special Operations Commands. The primary student profile is those individuals with limited to no SOF experience. All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Remarks

N/A

Materials

No textbook required however course materials will be provided through JSOU Blackboard website as necessary. No electronics are permitted in the JSOU facility including but not limited to government laptop, smart watches, and phones.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24B (18-Mar-2024 to 22-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open In-resident course start date: 03/18/2024 In-resident course end date: 03/22/2024
24C (03-Jun-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 04/03/24 Resident Start Date: 06/03/24 Resident End Date: 06/07/24
Enrollment Closed
24D (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 07/09/24 Resident Start Date: 09/09/24 Resident End Date: 09/13/24
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified JSOMOC FCO 3627 Open Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

This course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (30 hours) conducted in residence at JSOU. This interactive course explains the SOF medical operations concepts and fundamentals of the USSOCOM mission, roles, and capabilities, with a focus on medical operations in a joint setting. The students will also examine operations/plans, current lessons learned, medical intelligence, medical force protection, operational risk assessment, health surveillance, and SOF-relevant clinical subjects.

Audience

Primarily for, but not limited to, military officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and U.S. government civilian/contractor employees in comparable grades, serving the SOF community or in direct support of SOF medical community. International military and civilians whose job requires knowledge of SOF medical operations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D400019

Remarks

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on either JSOU e-Campus or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have access to commercial internet and the course e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24A (18-Mar-2024 to 22-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open Resident Start Date: 03/18/24 Resident End Date: 03/22/24
24B (19-Aug-2024 to 23-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 10 June 2024 Enrollment Closes: 12 August 2024.
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified JSOPAC SOC 3623 Open Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

This in-resident course is composed of five-days of face-to-face instruction at JSOU (40 hours). This course provides an overview of SOF-specific public affairs issues. The curriculum covers component and command-level best practices. Students will examine SOF media guidelines, outreach programs, and joint planning with emphasis on subordinate unit public affairs operations.

Audience

Primarily for, but not limited to, military officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and U.S. government civilian/contractor employees that are working as public affairs staff members assigned to SOF units.

Remarks

N/A

Materials

All materials will be provided in class.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24A (11-Mar-2024 to 15-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Opened: 12 Jan 24. Registration Closes: 01 Mar 24.
Unclassified SCSR SOS 5851 Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

This course has a Distance Learning component and a Residence Learning component. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. The Resident Learning component of 40 hours, one week in duration at JSOU, allows students to take a deep dive into the course content in an interactive graduate seminar format. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This advanced course will challenge students to explore the place of spirituality in a holistic continuum of care and its fundamental role in contributing to the resiliency by challenging students to contextualize their theological world view within a pluralistic environment to evaluate the elements of spiritual readiness to create a holistic model of well-being with a particular focus to mitigate suicidality, PTSD, moral injury and other SOF peculiar stress related conditions encountered by U.S. Special Operations Command service members, and their families while creating a holistic, spiritual model of well-being for the SOF warrior. *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either a .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.

Audience

The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development & implementation joint SOF-specific spiritual and moral resiliency.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number DL: D179166 MASL Number RL: D179162

Remarks

The synchronous learning will be conducted in the Eastern Time Zone.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24A (26-Feb-2024 to 28-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open 09/26/2023. Registration Closes 03/25/2024. Distance Learning begins 02/26/2024 thru 03/24/2024. Resident Learning begins 03/25/2024 thru 03/28/2024.
Unclassified SCEA SOS 5850 Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

This course has a Distance Learning component and a Residence Learning component. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. The Resident Learning component of 40 hours, one week in duration at JSOU, allows students to take a deep dive into the course content in an interactive graduate seminar format. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This advanced course will challenge students to contextualize their respective joint SOF RST (Religious Support Team) and SOF Warrior identity in order to create a spiritual ethical & moral leadership model, learn to perform ethical risk assessment, develop leadership-coaching practices, and write a SOF-specific research paper that supports the spiritual domain of their commander's POTFF program while providing ethical leadership advisement. *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either a .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.

Audience

The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development & implementation of joint SOF-specific religious support & ethical leadership advisement.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D179164

Remarks

The synchronous learning will be conducted in the Eastern Time Zone.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


There are no scheduled events for this course
Top Secret/SCI SCSC ASA 4850 Open Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

SOF CWMD Staff Course illustrates the complexity of SOCOM’s CWMD Coordination Mission and summarizes the roles of members assigned to subordinate elements and TSOC’s, enabling graduates to contribute as CWMD OPT members. The Course consists of 2 phases:
A. Phase 1: Distance Learning - students will review CWMD Foundational topics and gain understanding of CWMD authorities and permissions across whole of government.
B. Phase 2: In-residence - students will learn to apply system tools for CWMD planning and work through four practical exercises, developing courses of action to influence the adversary's pathways.


Audience

USSOCOM staff members, personnel assigned to TSOCs, Component staff members, SOF Enablers with CWMD focus, and Interagency Partners supporting the CWMD/Counter Proliferation mission.

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on either JSOU e-Campus or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have access to commercial internet and the course e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education


24A (04-Mar-2024 to 15-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open
Unclassified SOF-RMC FCO 3629 Open Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

This course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (32 hours) that will be conducted in residence. The course provides a comprehension level overview of the fiscal laws, rules, and processes for Service-common base operating support, home station, and deployment area administrative and logistical support using Major Force Program 11 funds (MFP-11).

Audience

This course is designed for special operations officers (O3-O6), warrant officers (W3-W5), noncommissioned officers (E7-E9), and civilians (GS11-GS15) who are currently assigned to USSOCOM or a theater special operations command (TSOC), are preparing for deployment or en route to serving at USSOCOM managing resources in a direct or indirect capacity. Other military, civilians accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Remarks

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on either JSOU e-Campus or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have access to commercial internet and the course e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24A (26-Feb-2024 to 01-Mar-2024)
Location: MacDill AFB
Comments: Registration Open Resident Start Date: 02/26/24 Resident End Date: 03/01/24
Enrollment Closed
24B (22-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)
Location: MacDill AFB
Comments: Registration Open: 05/22/24 Resident Start Date: 07/22/24 Resident End Date: 07/26/24
Enrollment Closed
Unclassified SCCC FCO 5852 Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

This course has a Distance Learning component and a Residence Learning component. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. The Resident Learning component of 40 hours, one week in duration at JSOU, allows students to take a deep dive into the course content in an interactive graduate seminar format. This advanced course is aimed at the advanced development and implementation joint SOF-specific the psycho/social, theological, and existential issues of crisis and care. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This course challenges students to develop a framework that will enhance their ability to respond to a variety of SOF peculiar situations and issues encountered by U.S. Special Operations Command service members and their families with special emphasis on prevention, intervention, treatment, & post-intervention. The course expands on the theology of suffering, the crisis trauma continuum, and integrated religious crisis treatments for special operations warriors’ issues. *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either a .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.

Audience

The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development and implementation joint SOF-specific the psycho/social, theological, and existential issues of crisis and care.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number resident course: D179163 Distance learning course: D179165

Remarks

The synchronous learning will be conducted in the Eastern Time Zone.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24A (06-May-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open. Distance Learning Start Date: 6 May 2024. Distance Learning End Date: 2 June 2024. Resident Start Date: 3 June 2024. Resident End Date: 7 June 2024.
Unclassified RSTO FCO 3628 Open Nomination Only Functional Support
Description

The course provides an overview of SOF religious support (RS) programs and issues in each SOF components and commands, as well as SOF-specific supportive care and counseling skills education. The curriculum also covers best practices, unique funding issues and role on the interdisciplinary team, and the Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) team. The course is executed through a Resident Learning component of 40 hours, one week in duration at JSOU, allows students to take the course content in an interactive in-Person format.

Audience

Primarily for, but not limited to, military officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and U.S. government civilian/contractor employees, serving the SOF community or in direct support of chaplains/chaplain assistants and religious programs. International military and civilians whose job requires knowledge of SOF religious programs may be accepted.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D126083

Remarks

Resident Course.

Materials

Provided day of class.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


24B (13-May-2024 to 17-May-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open Enrollment Closes 05/13/2024.

Innovation

1
Unclassified SCPS-TT SOC 4470 Open Nomination Only Innovation
Description

SOF professionals are persistently immersed in a stream of volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) compound security dilemmas which require the dynamic application of a flexible, creative thinking tool-set, skill-set and mind-set.

Accordingly, this 5-day residential course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply the science of creative thinking via a 4-stage creative process methodology against a SOF-relevant problem set to gain experience translating theory into actionable outcomes. Furthermore, students will develop skills to facilitate team-based approaches to creative problem solving in the face of dynamic situations and SOF-peculiar scenarios that require the application of innovative thinking in order to create value in the form of novel strategies / concepts / effects, and/or to drive organizational adaptation and evolution.

Total time commitment: 5-day residential course with pre-work (distance learning)

Audience

Personnel assigned to USSOCOM, its components, TSOCs, and those units and agencies in direct support of USSOCOM. Others will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Grades: E-5 to E9 and O-1 to O-10 and Government Civilian equivalents. *24 seats available per iteration

Remarks

Students must have completed at least one of the following options to be eligible to participate in SOC 4470: 1) Student has previously completed SOC 1470 or 2) Student has previously completed SOC 3470 or 3) If prospective student has not completed either of the courses above (SOC 1470 or SOC 3470) he/she may still earn an exemption to participate (though preference is given to graduates of the courses listed above and admission decisions for students requesting exemptions are at the discretion of the course director). To earn an exemption, a prospective student must apply / request via direct email to the course director, and complete BOTH sections (A & B) of the SOC 4470 pre-work bundle. Sections A & B of the pre-work bundle are expected to take approximately 8hrs of effort and details on the process, content, and steps to complete.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has not yet been submitted for accreditation.


24A (11-Mar-2024 to 15-Mar-2024)
Location: Fort Liberty, NC
Comments: Enrollment Open: 11 January 2024. Course Start Date: 11 March 2024. Course End Date 15 March 2024.

Interagency

1
Secret CTEIS-V SOS 5355-V Invitation Only Interagency
Description

During the course, students will interact as part of a dynamic array of actors and environments involving counterterrorism (CT) and interagency (IA) national security efforts. Topics include countering violent extremism (CVE) through IA efforts in law, policies, law enforcement, and myriad of intelligence establishments while exploring the synergies available to this vast array of organizations.

Audience

This seminar is designed for general/flag officers, senior executive service, senior intelligence service, and equivalent personnel from the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies that interact with special operations forces in fighting the global war on terrorism.

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.

Accreditation

JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.


There are no scheduled events for this course

JSOU Staff and Faculty Development Program (JSOU Staff and Faculty Only)

5
Unclassified BUEC AA 3227 Open Nomination Only JSOU Staff and Faculty Development Program (JSOU Staff and Faculty Only)
Description

This self-paced online course is designed for JSOU faculty and staff who will be creating and teaching courses. It is designed to teach the knowledge and skills to navigate the Blackboard Learn site, building content, create assessments, and discussions in the Blackboard Learn Ultra course view. In addition to the About This Course section, there are five modules in this course that contain lessons.

1. Getting Started with Ultra
2. Building Courses
3. Assessing Learners
4. Enhancing Communication
5. Evaluating Your Course

Audience

JSOU Faculty and Staff who will be teaching Blackboard courses.

Remarks

N/a

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

N/a

Accreditation

N/a


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Distance learning course event for Blackboard Ultra Essentials Course
Unclassified FDCA-O SAA 2227 Unspecified Only JSOU Staff and Faculty Development Program (JSOU Staff and Faculty Only)
Description

*Students MUST provide a valid personal email address (.gov, .mil, or .com) in order to be registered for this course.

This self-paced online course prepares individuals to develop and teach curriculum while creating active learning environments focused on higher levels of learning through the use of various teaching methodologies. The course is divided into two modules: (1) Curriculum Development at JSOU and (2) Developing as an Instructor at JSOU.

Module 1: Curriculum Development at JSOU - Students will take lessons relating to adult learning theories, the Instructional Systems Development (ISD) process, JSOU curriculum development process and the JSOU ADDIE model. At the completion of the module, students will have a greater understanding of how courses and lessons are developed at JSOU.

Module 2: Developing as an Instructor at JSOU - Students will learn effective classroom management and presentation techniques. Student will also take a series of lessons through MaxKnowledge (1) Student Learning and Assessment, (2) Preparing and Creating Lesson Plans, and (3) Effective Teaching Strategies. At the completion of this module, students will have a greater understanding of classroom management and lesson presentation techniques in an active learning environment.

Audience

Newly assigned JSOU adjunct faculty members. (This course is limited to JSOU Faculty and Staff personnel only.)

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Accreditation


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments:
Unclassified IBC SAA 2226 Open Nomination Only JSOU Staff and Faculty Development Program (JSOU Staff and Faculty Only)
Description

THIS COURSE IS FOR JSOU FACULTY ONLY. This is a self-paced course designed to provide faculty members with the knowledge and skills to create, maintain, and manage courses using the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). The course will also provide concepts and principles for teaching students in an online environment. (Total 16 hours)

Audience

Primary: Faculty members assigned to the Joint Special Operations University who require Blackboard instructor privileges' in Blackboard courses. Secondary: None Grades: Students must pass the end of course Capstone Exercise to successfully complete the course.

Remarks

Self-Paced open enrollment (JSOU Staff & Faculty only)

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus.

Accreditation


Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments:
Unclassified FDP FDP 1210 Open Nomination Only JSOU Staff and Faculty Development Program (JSOU Staff and Faculty Only)
Description

The course prepares Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) faculty and staff members with a basic understanding of the history of JSOU, its organizational structure, policies, accreditation, and security and technology procedures. Also, the key players across the institution will introduce themselves and illustrate where they and their offices fit in JSOU’s mission as well as where they are actively engaged in the common flow of a JSOU educational event from the earliest planning stages, through preparation/execution, to the end of post-execution actions.

Audience

All newly assigned/hired JSOU faculty and staff members are required to attend.

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

N/A

Accreditation

N/A


24C PILOT (18-Mar-2024 to 18-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: In Resident Course Start Date: 18 March 2024. In Resident Course End Date: 18 March 2024.
Unclassified FDP FDP 1220 Open Nomination Only JSOU Staff and Faculty Development Program (JSOU Staff and Faculty Only)
Description

The course prepares Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) faculty members and other selected SOF instructors to develop and teach curricula while creating an active learning environment focusing on outcome-based learning through the use of various teaching methodologies. Students will participate in lessons on learning theory, instructional systems design, the ADDIE model, active learning, and student assessment and evaluation. This instruction includes planning, tools, and techniques that are essential to provide an engaging learning experience for students. Students will make educational presentations as experiential learning and for assessment purposes.

Audience

Newly assigned/hired JSOU faculty members are top priority. SOF personnel teaching in any service or environment are a secondary priority. This is a joint SOF academic instructor course.

Remarks

N/A

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

N/A

Accreditation

N/A


24C PILOT (19-Mar-2024 to 22-Mar-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: In Resident Course Start Date: 19 March 2024. In Resident Course Start Date: 22 March 2024.