Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Foundations Course

Functional Support CWMDF ASA 3850 Open Nomination Only ACCET Accredited Secret


This course is designed for USSOCOM, TSOC, and component staff members who are new to the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) problem set. The CWMD-F course provides an overview of USSOCOM’s roles in CWMD and recent Unified Command Plan (UCP) change; an understanding of weapons of mass destruction proliferation, nonproliferation, and counter proliferation; a review of DoD CWMD strategy and programs, and a discussion on CWMD and the interagency. These fundamentals enable students to align policies across the CWMD spectrum to USSOCOM capabilities in managing its Coordinating Authority position and what USSOCOM is currently doing to address CWMD operations.


SOCOM and TSOC Staffs and SOF/SOF Enablers assigned to positions that interact with CWMD mission partners, and require a baseline education/knowledge on the SOF CWMD mission.


This course is presented in Resident at the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) over two weeks. The first week is conducted via Distance Learning (DL), and the second week is in-Resident at JSOU. This course intends to provide SOF Officers, NCOs, and civilian equivalents new to the Special Operations Counter-Proliferation (CP) mission the fundamentals to navigate this complex Joint and Interagency mission set.


There are no required texts or materials for this 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.

25A (04-Nov-2024 to 08-Nov-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 08/28/2024 Distance Learning Start Date:10/28/2024 Distance Learning End Date: 11/01/2024 In Resident Start Date: 11/04/2024 In Resident End Date: 11/08/2024
Enrollment Closed
25B (10-Feb-2025 to 14-Feb-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 12/10/2024 Distance Learning Start Date:02/03/2025 Distance Learning End Date: 02/07/2025 In Resident Start Date: 02/10/2025 In Resident End Date: 02/14/2025
Enrollment Closed
25C (28-Apr-2025 to 02-May-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 02/28/2025 DL Start Date: 04/21/2025 DL End Date: 04/25/2025 In Resident Course Start Date: 04/28/2025 In Resident Course End Date: 05/02/2025
Enrollment Closed