Assessing SOF Operations in the Information Environment
This 6-Module course is designed to enable the learner to evaluate the informational and human aspects of the target information environment to gain an understanding of current, emerging, and future conditions. The curriculum introduces students to the application of research methods including qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to assess, measure, and evaluate changes because of joint SOF operations. Students will gain an overview of research intent and design, data collection, and statistical and interpretive analysis. The focus of the course is not on mastery of statistics, rather the ability to apply research methods to evaluate SOF Operations in the Information Environment to provide insights to the staff and further inform a commander’s decision cycle.
SOF commissioned (O3-O5), warrant (W1-W3), and noncommissioned (E6-E8) officers assigned to USSOCOM headquarters, service components, or theater commands responsible for planning, strategic influence and/or information advantage. JIIM-C personnel are welcomed within capacity. This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D179200.
There are no prerequires for the course. Anyone eligible to take JSOU courses may enroll. However, priority seating is allocated to those enrolled in the Strategic Influence through Information Advantage, Integrated Program of Study. Learners enrolled in the program are encouraged to complete the Foundations and Applied courses, SIA 5671 and SIA 5672 prior to attending.
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.