Joint Special Operations Public Affairs Course

Functional Support JSOPAC SOC 3623 Open Nomination Only Unclassified


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.


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.




All materials will be provided in class.


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.

25A (04-Nov-2024 to 08-Nov-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 09/04/2024 In-Resident Start Date 11/04/2024 In-Resident End Date: 11/08/2024
Enrollment Closed
25B (10-Mar-2025 to 14-Mar-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 01/10/2025 In-Resident Start Date 03/10/2025 In-Resident End Date: 03/14/2025
Enrollment Closed