Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course - Online

Command Team JSOFPCCO-B SOC 5461 Nomination Only Unclassified


This online 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 6 weeks. Location: This course is fully online through the JSOU Blackboard learning management system.


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.


It is HIGHLY recommended, those command teams new to the SOF enterprise complete the INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES – DISTANCE LEARNING SOC 1210 prior to registering for the Joint SOF Pre-Command Course Online - Blended SOC5461.


All materials are unclassified USSOCOM and JSOU information and content available to students through Blackboard during course execution.


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 not yet been submitted for accreditation.

There are no scheduled events for this course