Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC ISOF SOC 1210 Open Nomination Only Unclassified


*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*


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.


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

Continuous (30 days to complete)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Distance Learning Iteration