Special Operations Intelligence Course

Intelligence/ Counterintelligence SOIC SIT 4750 Open Nomination Only Top Secret/SCI


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 (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.
25A (02-Dec-2024 to 13-Dec-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 10/02/2024 In Resident Course Start Date: 12/02/2024 In Resident Course End Date: 12/13/2024
Enrollment Closed
25B (14-Apr-2025 to 25-Apr-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 02/14/2025 In Resident Course Start Date: 04/14/2025 In Resident Course End Date: 04/25/2025
Enrollment Closed
25C (14-Jul-2025 to 25-Jul-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 05/14/2025 In Resident Course Start Date: 07/14/2025 In Resident Course End Date: 07/25/2025
Enrollment Closed