USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations

Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC USEP-F SOC 1215 Open Nomination Only Unclassified


This blended course consists of five days of asynchronous instruction delivered online via Blackboard, followed by five days of resident instruction. During the online portion of the course students will learn the various staff officer responsibilities unique to the USSOCOM enterprise. At the conclusion of this module, students will be required to submit a written assignment prior to progression to the resident module. During the resident portion of the course, students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The resident module culminates with an additional writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam.


All newly assigned military and government employees to USSOCOM headquarters.


Course materials will be provided as necessary.

23C (10-Jul-2023 to 21-Jul-2023)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open DL - 10 July thru 14 July 2023. RL - 17 July thru 21 July 2023. Enrollment Closes 05 July 2023.
23D (11-Sep-2023 to 22-Sep-2023)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Course updated 3/14/2023 including DL. Registration opens: 01 Aug 2023.
Enrollment Closed