Historical Survey of SOF Support to Resistance and Resilience Across the 4 Ages of SOF (Pilot)

Functional Support SSA4AS SRR 3553 Open Nomination Only Unclassified


This course provides information as a historical survey of SOF support to resistance and resilience across the four ages of SOF. Students will receive an understanding of irregular warfare and the origination of Special Operations. The first lesson will be an introduction to irregular warfare. The second lesson will explore the conception and emergence of Special Operations. Lesson three in enlighten the students on the promotion and expansion of Special Operations. In lesson four the students will discuss the regeneration and validation of Special Operations. Concluding the instruction will be lesson five where the focus will be rebalancing the renewal of Special Operations. Students will complete readings, listen to podcasts, watch media, and participate in collaborative discussion boards in preparation for each class.


The primary target audience is USSOF personnel who are or will likely be assigned to Components and other joint operational staffs (particularly TSOCs) which develop, coordinate, and execute plans in support of Geographic and/or Functional Combatant Commander objectives. In addition, USSOCOM’s SOF Network of multinational and interagency partner personnel will be invited to attend to bring their unique perspectives on planning and execution within the JIIM-C contemporary security environment.




Various readings and videos.


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