Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course

Functional Support ISOAC FCO 3830 Nomination Only ACCET Accredited Unclassified


***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.


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.




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.


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 (07-Oct-2024 to 11-Oct-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment opens 08/02/2024 Distance Learning Start Date 09/02/2024 Distance Learning End Date: 10/04/2024 In Resident Start Date 10/7/2204 In Resident End Date10/11/2024
Enrollment Closed
25B (03-Feb-2025 to 07-Feb-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens 11/30/2024 Distance Learning Start Date 12/30/2024 Distance Learning End Date: 01/31/2025 In-resident course start date: 02/03/2025 In-resident course end date: 02/07/2025
Enrollment Closed
25C (09-Jun-2025 to 13-Jun-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens 04/05/2025 Distance Learning Start Date 05/05/2025 Distance Learning End Date: 06/06/2025 In-resident course start date: 06/09/2025 In-resident course end date: 06/13/2025
Enrollment Closed