Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course - Online
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.
All materials are unclassified USSOCOM and JSOU information and content available to students through Blackboard during course execution.