Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course

Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC ISOAC SOC 3830 Nomination Only Unclassified


***NOTE: Students should be nominated by SOF AT&L before registering for this course. This virtual course has two components. Students will asynchronously complete a limited number of online requirements over a period of four weeks. Students will then complete 30 hours synchronously over a five-day period using ZoomGov. 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 70-1 during the distance learning portion and then conduct analysis, evaluate, and develop a SO acquisition strategy brief during the resident phase.


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.


Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting

23A (17-Oct-2022 to 21-Oct-2022)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration opens 19 Sep 2022
Enrollment Closed
23B (23-Jan-2023 to 27-Jan-2023)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: N/A
Enrollment Closed