Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

Command Team JSOFPCC SOC 5460 Nomination Only Secret


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.


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.




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.


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 (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open RL Start Date: 29 July 2024 RL End Date: 02 August 2024
25A (03-Mar-2025 to 07-Mar-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 01/03/2025 Resident Start Date: 03/03/2025 Resident End Date: 03/07/2025
Enrollment Closed
25B (12-May-2025 to 16-May-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 03/12/2025 Resident Start Date: 05/12/2025 Resident End Date: 05/16/2025
Enrollment Closed
25C (09-Jun-2025 to 13-Jun-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 04/09/2025 Resident Start Date: 06/09/2025 Resident End Date: 06/13/2025
Enrollment Closed
25D (18-Aug-2025 to 22-Aug-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open: 06/18/2025 Resident Start Date: 08/18/2025 Resident End Date: 08/22/2025
Enrollment Closed