Upcoming Courses

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  • 3/4/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    24A (04-Mar-2024 to 08-Mar-2024)Open
    This 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 4.5 days. Location: This course is a hybrid that requires students to complete some unclassified elements online in parallel with the classroom presentations.
  • 3/4/2024

    National Resistance Course

    24C (04-Mar-2024 to 08-Mar-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course prepares CJSOTF, TSOC or GCC – level staff members to conceptualize, plan, and coordinate support-to-resistance operations, focusing on unconventional warfare for planning, management, and oversight of SOF activities at the operational and strategic levels.
  • 3/4/2024

    SOF Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Staff Course

    24A (04-Mar-2024 to 15-Mar-2024)Open
    SOF CWMD Staff Course illustrates the complexity of SOCOM’s CWMD Coordination Mission and summarizes the roles of members assigned to subordinate elements and TSOC’s, enabling graduates to contribute as CWMD OPT members. The Course consists of 2 phases: A. Phase 1: Distance Learning - students will review CWMD Foundational topics and gain understanding of CWMD authorities and permissions across whole of government. B. Phase 2: In-residence - students will learn to apply system tools for CWMD planning and work through four practical exercises, developing courses of action to influence the adversary's pathways.
  • 3/11/2024

    Joint Special Operations Public Affairs Course

    24A (11-Mar-2024 to 15-Mar-2024)Open
    This in-resident course is composed of five-days of face-to-face instruction at JSOU (40 hours). This course provides an overview of SOF-specific public affairs issues. The curriculum covers component and command-level best practices. Students will examine SOF media guidelines, outreach programs, and joint planning with emphasis on subordinate unit public affairs operations.
  • 3/11/2024

    SOF Creative Problem Solving- Tools and Techniques

    24A (11-Mar-2024 to 15-Mar-2024)Open
    SOF professionals are persistently immersed in a stream of volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) compound security dilemmas which require the dynamic application of a flexible, creative thinking tool-set, skill-set and mind-set. Accordingly, this 5-day residential course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply the science of creative thinking via a 4-stage creative process methodology against a SOF-relevant problem set to gain experience translating theory into actionable outcomes. Furthermore, students will develop skills to facilitate team-based approaches to creative problem solving in the face of dynamic situations and SOF-peculiar scenarios that require the application of innovative thinking in order to create value in the form of novel strategies / concepts / effects, and/or to drive organizational adaptation and evolution. Total time commitment: 5-day residential course with pre-work (distance learning)
  • 3/18/2024

    JSOU Faculty and Staff Orientation Course

    24C PILOT (18-Mar-2024 to 18-Mar-2024)Open
    The course prepares Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) faculty and staff members with a basic understanding of the history of JSOU, its organizational structure, policies, accreditation, and security and technology procedures. Also, the key players across the institution will introduce themselves and illustrate where they and their offices fit in JSOU’s mission as well as where they are actively engaged in the common flow of a JSOU educational event from the earliest planning stages, through preparation/execution, to the end of post-execution actions.
  • 3/18/2024

    Joint SOF Logistics Course

    24B (18-Mar-2024 to 22-Mar-2024)Open
    Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic. This offering focuses on baseline Joint logistics knowledge with specific focus on logistics support to SOF. Through USSOCOM Staff and JSOU faculty led instruction, this course offers Special Operations Forces (SOF) unique, Service Component Operational-Level/Theater-specific logistics capabilities, and resources to enable and support global SOF operations.
  • 3/18/2024

    Joint Special Operations Medical Orientation Course

    24A (18-Mar-2024 to 22-Mar-2024)Open
    This course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (30 hours) conducted in residence at JSOU. This interactive course explains the SOF medical operations concepts and fundamentals of the USSOCOM mission, roles, and capabilities, with a focus on medical operations in a joint setting. The students will also examine operations/plans, current lessons learned, medical intelligence, medical force protection, operational risk assessment, health surveillance, and SOF-relevant clinical subjects.
  • 3/19/2024

    JSOU Teaching Fundamentals Course

    24C PILOT (19-Mar-2024 to 22-Mar-2024)Open
    The course prepares Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) faculty members and other selected SOF instructors to develop and teach curricula while creating an active learning environment focusing on outcome-based learning through the use of various teaching methodologies. Students will participate in lessons on learning theory, instructional systems design, the ADDIE model, active learning, and student assessment and evaluation. This instruction includes planning, tools, and techniques that are essential to provide an engaging learning experience for students. Students will make educational presentations as experiential learning and for assessment purposes.
  • 3/25/2024

    Special Operations Forces-Security Cooperation

    24D (25-Mar-2024 to 29-Mar-2024)Open
    This courses is presented in lecture format and is five days long. Topics addressed include security cooperation management, security cooperation organizations and responsibilities, the FMS process, finance, logistics, and training management.
  • 3/25/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations

    24C (25-Mar-2024 to 29-Mar-2024)Open
    Description: This course consists of five days of resident instruction. During this period students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The course culminates with a writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam. Duration: 5 Days Location: In-Resident
  • 4/8/2024

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24D (08-Apr-2024 to 12-Apr-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course educates new Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel on how a TSOC plans for and employs U.S. special operations capabilities in an era of Strategic Competition. Participants explore Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities and how SOF uses their employment/funding authorities to achieve TSOC and Geographic Combatant Command’s operational and strategic theater goals while tying them to their priorities in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. The Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters.
  • 4/8/2024

    Special Operations Forces - Information Advantage and Intelligence Integration (Pilot)

    24C (08-Apr-2024 to 19-Apr-2024)Canceled
    SOF-IAII Pilot is the advanced-applied course for the JSOU Strategic Influence and Information Advantage (SIIA) Integrated Program of Study (IPOS) nested within the JSOU Learning Pathways in Action (LPIA) program. Designed primarily for personnel who are assigned to Special Operations Command Components and Theater Commands in operations and planning billets. It applies the application of theory, strategy and doctrine, of national Strategic Influence methods and Operational Information Capability planning gained in the basic course to gain information advantage and intelligence integration intelligence (IAII). Combining the theories and history of strategic influence, terms and applying the concepts of joint information advantage procedures will provide the learner with the skills required to integrate information and intelligence to create the influence effects to achieve mission success. The SOF-IAII pilot is available through a combination of virtual and in-person learning with JSOU. This pilot course requires the prerequisite basic course of the SOF-IOIE. The virtual portion of the course is two-week and the in-person course is 4 days long. There are four modules within the resident course that include; Information Advantage Intelligence Integration, Human Aspects of the Information Environment, IAII Disciplines, and a practicum. There are daily practical exercises and activities that facilitate the production of deliverable products required during the practicum that are due on Thursday during class. The student must obtain a passing assessment to complete the course. Completion of this advanced course is required to continue on to the elective courses in the SIIA IPOS.
  • 4/8/2024

    Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Foundations Course

    24C (08-Apr-2024 to 19-Apr-2024)Open
    This course is designed for USSOCOM, TSOC, and component staff members who are new to the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) problem set. The CWMD-F course provides an overview of USSOCOM’s roles in CWMD and recent Unified Command Plan (UCP) change; an understanding of weapons of mass destruction proliferation, nonproliferation, and counter proliferation; a review of DoD CWMD strategy and programs, and a discussion on CWMD and the interagency. These fundamentals enable students to align policies across the CWMD spectrum to USSOCOM capabilities in managing its Coordinating Authority position and what USSOCOM is currently doing to address CWMD operations.
  • 4/15/2024

    Special Operations Forces-Security Cooperation

    24E (15-Apr-2024 to 19-Apr-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This courses is presented in lecture format and is five days long. Topics addressed include security cooperation management, security cooperation organizations and responsibilities, the FMS process, finance, logistics, and training management.
  • 4/15/2024

    Special Operations Intelligence Course

    24B (15-Apr-2024 to 26-Apr-2024)Open
    Special Operations Intelligence Course has been designed to prepare intelligence personnel for duty on a special operations command (SOCOM), theater special operations command (TSOC), combined joint special operations task force (CJSOTF), or special operations joint task force (SOJTF) intelligence staff. It examines SOCOM missions, Intelligence Community (IC) support to SOF, SOCOM J2 staff, components, real-life scenario lessons learned events from our strategic adversaries, intelligence support to irregular warfare (IW), and analyzing the multi-domain operational environment. Duration: This course is presented over 4 weeks of Distance Learning phase + 2 weeks residential learning phase Location: The course is conducted as a hybrid with four weeks via distance learning (DL). The remaining two weeks are conducted in resident at the Joint Special Operations University.
  • 4/22/2024

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    24C (22-Apr-2024 to 26-Apr-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx
  • 4/22/2024

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24E (22-Apr-2024 to 26-Apr-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course educates new Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel on how a TSOC plans for and employs U.S. special operations capabilities in an era of Strategic Competition. Participants explore Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities and how SOF uses their employment/funding authorities to achieve TSOC and Geographic Combatant Command’s operational and strategic theater goals while tying them to their priorities in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. The Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters.
  • 4/2/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course - Online

    24B (02-Apr-2024 to 07-May-2024)Open
    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.
  • 4/22/2024

    Assessing SOF Operations in the Information Environment

    24C PILOT (22-Apr-2024 to 10-May-2024)Enrollment Closed
    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.
  • 5/6/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations

    24D (06-May-2024 to 10-May-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Description: This course consists of five days of resident instruction. During this period students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The course culminates with a writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam. Duration: 5 Days Location: In-Resident
  • 3/20/2024

    Joint Fundamentals Course

    Class #48 (20-Mar-2024 to 17-May-2024)Open
    *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course. This course educates enlisted students for entry-level leadership careers in SOF. Students, from a tactical and operational perspective, will develop skills in communications, creative thinking, and ethical decision-making. Students will also analyze the history, unique function, and organization of the USSOCOM from the headquarters down to the subcomponent commands. 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: D400022
  • 5/6/2024

    Special Operations Planning Course

    24D (06-May-2024 to 17-May-2024)Enrollment Closed
    The Special Operations Planning Course (SOPC) instructs students on operational-level, Special Operations Forces (SOF)-centric, operational design and planning. Each day students will be challenged to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills during multiple different learning activities. These activities include readings, analysis of prepared PowerPoint and other materials, completing homework assignments, and synthesizing information from online resources such as audio and video files. Collaborative interaction occurs through seminar discussions with a small group mentor, group-level practical application exercises, and briefings and presentations. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between Joint doctrine, SOF operational approaches, national and Theater strategy, and operational-level planning. SOPC prepares students to participate in Joint Planning Groups within a Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), special operations component, special operations command, or Joint Force Headquarters. For both the virtual and resident course iterations, students should plan for full days, nightly & weekend homework, and participation in group practical exercises. SOPC is Joint-certified annually by the Joint Staff J7, and officers completing the course earn 1.5 credits toward Joint Officer Qualification (JQO) status. Registration will open 60 days before the course’s start date.
  • 5/13/2024

    Special Operations Religious Support Team Orientation

    24B (13-May-2024 to 17-May-2024)Open
    The course provides an overview of SOF religious support (RS) programs and issues in each SOF components and commands, as well as SOF-specific supportive care and counseling skills education. The curriculum also covers best practices, unique funding issues and role on the interdisciplinary team, and the Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) team. The course is executed through a Resident Learning component of 40 hours, one week in duration at JSOU, allows students to take the course content in an interactive in-Person format.
  • 5/13/2024

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24F (13-May-2024 to 17-May-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course educates new Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel on how a TSOC plans for and employs U.S. special operations capabilities in an era of Strategic Competition. Participants explore Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities and how SOF uses their employment/funding authorities to achieve TSOC and Geographic Combatant Command’s operational and strategic theater goals while tying them to their priorities in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. The Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters.
  • 5/6/2024

    Special Operations Chaplaincy Crisis Care and Counseling

    24A (06-May-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)Open
    This course has a Distance Learning component and a Residence Learning component. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. The Resident Learning component of 40 hours, one week in duration at JSOU, allows students to take a deep dive into the course content in an interactive graduate seminar format. This advanced course is aimed at the advanced development and implementation joint SOF-specific the psycho/social, theological, and existential issues of crisis and care. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This course challenges students to develop a framework that will enhance their ability to respond to a variety of SOF peculiar situations and issues encountered by U.S. Special Operations Command service members and their families with special emphasis on prevention, intervention, treatment, & post-intervention. The course expands on the theology of suffering, the crisis trauma continuum, and integrated religious crisis treatments for special operations warriors’ issues. *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either a .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.
  • 6/3/2024

    Joint SOF Logistics Course

    24C (03-Jun-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic. This offering focuses on baseline Joint logistics knowledge with specific focus on logistics support to SOF. Through USSOCOM Staff and JSOU faculty led instruction, this course offers Special Operations Forces (SOF) unique, Service Component Operational-Level/Theater-specific logistics capabilities, and resources to enable and support global SOF operations.
  • 6/3/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations

    24E (03-Jun-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Description: This course consists of five days of resident instruction. During this period students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The course culminates with a writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam. Duration: 5 Days Location: In-Resident
  • 6/3/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    24C (03-Jun-2024 to 07-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This 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 4.5 days. Location: This course is a hybrid that requires students to complete some unclassified elements online in parallel with the classroom presentations.
  • 5/13/2024

    Special Operations Forces- Influence and Operations in the Information Environment (Pilot)

    24C (13-May-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    SOF-IOIE is the foundational course for the Strategic Influence and Information Advantage (SIIA) Integrated Program of Study (IPOS) nested within JSOU’s Learning Pathways in Action (LPIA) program. Designed primarily for personnel who are assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command, Service Components and Theater Special Operations Commands in operations and planning billets, this course provides the latest theory, strategy, and doctrine, for Theater-Strategic Influence methods and Operational Information Capability planning to gain Information Advantage (IA). The familiarization with theories and history of strategic influence coupled with terms and concepts of joint information advantage will provide the learner with the knowledge and ability to integrate into the process for creating the influence effects required to achieve mission success. The SOF-OIE pilot is available through a combination of virtual and in-person learning with JSOU. This pilot course requires no prerequisite learning. The virtual portion of the course is one-month long and the in-person resident sessions are 5-days. The course is comprised of ten modules that include strategic influence, fundamentals of information, joint force use of information, unity of effort, operational design and planning for theater-strategic effects, execution, operational assessment planning, operations in the information environment, SOF in the OIE, and a practicum.
  • 5/27/2024

    SOF Sensitive Activities Foundations

    24B (27-May-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx
  • 6/10/2024

    Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course

    24C (10-Jun-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    ***NOTE: Students should be nominated by SOF AT&L before registering for this course. This course has two components, Distance and Residence Learning. Students complete pre residence distance learning requirements over a period of four weeks then complete 36 hours resident course over a five-days. This course focuses on the Special Operations (SO)-unique Program Agile Acquisition Cycle with emphasis on: special operations (SO) acquisition principles; SO acquisition process, methods, events, and products; and developing an acquisition strategy. Students receive foundational knowledge about USSOCOM Directive & Policy 70-1 and culminate their learning experience by presenting an Acquisition Strategy Brief to a Milestone Decision Authority.
  • 6/10/2024

    Special Operations Forces-Security Cooperation

    24F (10-Jun-2024 to 14-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This courses is presented in lecture format and is five days long. Topics addressed include security cooperation management, security cooperation organizations and responsibilities, the FMS process, finance, logistics, and training management.
  • 6/10/2024

    Cyberspace and Special Operations Forces

    24B (10-Jun-2024 to 21-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This graduate-level, resident, seminar course analyzes cyber policies and capabilities within the SOF enterprise. Students examine the mechanics of cyber operations, question the applicability of cyber terms, and investigate SOF's role in the U.S. government's approach to cyber operations. Ultimately, students will question what SOF must do to expand its ability to operate in the cyberspace domain. The course is composed of 4 weeks of unclassified distance learning (self-paced, asynchronous) and 2 weeks classified resident.
  • 5/27/2024

    SOF Counterintelligence Integration Course

    24C (27-May-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx or by emailing the course mailbox at: SOCOM.SOS.3776.Admissions.SHDMBX@socom.mil This course is presented over six days. The course is conducted as a hybrid with the first day via distance learning (DL). The remaining five days are conducted in resident at the Joint Special Operations University. Prerequisites: (1). Credentialed Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agent Certification. (2). Introduction to Special Operations Forces Course, ISOF SOC 1210. This course offers a test-out option. (3). Conduct Pre-Course Knowledge Check on Intelink (SIPR). (4). Students will be required to conduct the asynchronous Distance Learning phase prior to attending the Resident Phase.
  • 6/17/2024

    Special Operations Forces - Information Advantage and Intelligence Integration (Pilot)

    24D (17-Jun-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    SOF-IAII Pilot is the advanced-applied course for the JSOU Strategic Influence and Information Advantage (SIIA) Integrated Program of Study (IPOS) nested within the JSOU Learning Pathways in Action (LPIA) program. Designed primarily for personnel who are assigned to Special Operations Command Components and Theater Commands in operations and planning billets. It applies the application of theory, strategy and doctrine, of national Strategic Influence methods and Operational Information Capability planning gained in the basic course to gain information advantage and intelligence integration intelligence (IAII). Combining the theories and history of strategic influence, terms and applying the concepts of joint information advantage procedures will provide the learner with the skills required to integrate information and intelligence to create the influence effects to achieve mission success. The SOF-IAII pilot is available through a combination of virtual and in-person learning with JSOU. This pilot course requires the prerequisite basic course of the SOF-IOIE. The virtual portion of the course is two-week and the in-person course is 4 days long. There are four modules within the resident course that include; Information Advantage Intelligence Integration, Human Aspects of the Information Environment, IAII Disciplines, and a practicum. There are daily practical exercises and activities that facilitate the production of deliverable products required during the practicum that are due on Thursday during class. The student must obtain a passing assessment to complete the course. Completion of this advanced course is required to continue on to the elective courses in the SIIA IPOS.
  • 6/24/2024

    Joint Unconventional Warfare Operations Course

    24C (24-Jun-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course prepares joint HQs personnel to effectively plan, support and control UW operations. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of resistance, the unique requirements associated with UW and how operations are conceived and integrated at the Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOC) and Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC).
  • 6/24/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    24B (24-Jun-2024 to 28-Jun-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This 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 4.5 days. Location: This course is a hybrid that requires students to complete some unclassified elements online in parallel with the classroom presentations.
  • 5/22/2024

    Enterprise Management Course

    Class #47 (22-May-2024 to 19-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course. The course educates and prepares enlisted special operators for mid-level leadership roles in SOF. Using a transformative approach, students will enhance their skills in critical thinking, organizational leadership, and management. Students will analyze the implications of U.S. national strategy on the execution of USSOCOM operations and strategy.
  • 5/22/2024

    Joint Fundamentals Course

    Class #49 (22-May-2024 to 19-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course. This course educates enlisted students for entry-level leadership careers in SOF. Students, from a tactical and operational perspective, will develop skills in communications, creative thinking, and ethical decision-making. Students will also analyze the history, unique function, and organization of the USSOCOM from the headquarters down to the subcomponent commands. 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: D400022
  • 7/15/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations

    24F (15-Jul-2024 to 19-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Description: This course consists of five days of resident instruction. During this period students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The course culminates with a writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam. Duration: 5 Days Location: In-Resident
  • 7/8/2024

    Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Foundations Course

    24D (08-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course is designed for USSOCOM, TSOC, and component staff members who are new to the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) problem set. The CWMD-F course provides an overview of USSOCOM’s roles in CWMD and recent Unified Command Plan (UCP) change; an understanding of weapons of mass destruction proliferation, nonproliferation, and counter proliferation; a review of DoD CWMD strategy and programs, and a discussion on CWMD and the interagency. These fundamentals enable students to align policies across the CWMD spectrum to USSOCOM capabilities in managing its Coordinating Authority position and what USSOCOM is currently doing to address CWMD operations.
  • 7/8/2024

    Assessing SOF Operations in the Information Environment

    24D PILOT (08-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    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.
  • 7/15/2024

    Special Operations Intelligence Course

    24C (15-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Special Operations Intelligence Course has been designed to prepare intelligence personnel for duty on a special operations command (SOCOM), theater special operations command (TSOC), combined joint special operations task force (CJSOTF), or special operations joint task force (SOJTF) intelligence staff. It examines SOCOM missions, Intelligence Community (IC) support to SOF, SOCOM J2 staff, components, real-life scenario lessons learned events from our strategic adversaries, intelligence support to irregular warfare (IW), and analyzing the multi-domain operational environment. Duration: This course is presented over 4 weeks of Distance Learning phase + 2 weeks residential learning phase Location: The course is conducted as a hybrid with four weeks via distance learning (DL). The remaining two weeks are conducted in resident at the Joint Special Operations University.
  • 7/15/2024

    Special Operations Planning Course

    24E (15-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    The Special Operations Planning Course (SOPC) instructs students on operational-level, Special Operations Forces (SOF)-centric, operational design and planning. Each day students will be challenged to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills during multiple different learning activities. These activities include readings, analysis of prepared PowerPoint and other materials, completing homework assignments, and synthesizing information from online resources such as audio and video files. Collaborative interaction occurs through seminar discussions with a small group mentor, group-level practical application exercises, and briefings and presentations. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between Joint doctrine, SOF operational approaches, national and Theater strategy, and operational-level planning. SOPC prepares students to participate in Joint Planning Groups within a Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), special operations component, special operations command, or Joint Force Headquarters. For both the virtual and resident course iterations, students should plan for full days, nightly & weekend homework, and participation in group practical exercises. SOPC is Joint-certified annually by the Joint Staff J7, and officers completing the course earn 1.5 credits toward Joint Officer Qualification (JQO) status. Registration will open 60 days before the course’s start date.
  • 7/22/2024

    SOF Resource Management Course

    24B (22-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (32 hours) that will be conducted in residence. The course provides a comprehension level overview of the fiscal laws, rules, and processes for Service-common base operating support, home station, and deployment area administrative and logistical support using Major Force Program 11 funds (MFP-11).
  • 7/29/2024

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    24D (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx
  • 7/29/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    24D (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This 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 4.5 days. Location: This course is a hybrid that requires students to complete some unclassified elements online in parallel with the classroom presentations.
  • 7/29/2024

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24G (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course educates new Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel on how a TSOC plans for and employs U.S. special operations capabilities in an era of Strategic Competition. Participants explore Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities and how SOF uses their employment/funding authorities to achieve TSOC and Geographic Combatant Command’s operational and strategic theater goals while tying them to their priorities in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. The Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters.
  • 7/22/2024

    SOF Sensitive Activities Foundations

    24D (22-Jul-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx
  • 8/2/2024

    TSOC Cyber Planner Course (Pilot)

    24B (02-Aug-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This resident course prepares staff officers for planning, management, and oversight of cyber-related activities at the TSOC-level. The course examines the organizations, processes, and procedures involved in planning and conducting operations in the cyber domain in-support-of deployed forces and the TSOC staff. During the course, students will conduct two planning evolutions simulating the actions required to employ cyber effects. The course is composed on 2-weeks of unclassified Distance Learning (self-paced, asynchronous) and 1-week classified resident.
  • 8/5/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations

    24G (05-Aug-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Description: This course consists of five days of resident instruction. During this period students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The course culminates with a writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam. Duration: 5 Days Location: In-Resident
  • 8/12/2024

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24H (12-Aug-2024 to 16-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course educates new Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel on how a TSOC plans for and employs U.S. special operations capabilities in an era of Strategic Competition. Participants explore Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities and how SOF uses their employment/funding authorities to achieve TSOC and Geographic Combatant Command’s operational and strategic theater goals while tying them to their priorities in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. The Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters.
  • 7/22/2024

    Special Operations Forces- Influence and Operations in the Information Environment (Pilot)

    24D (22-Jul-2024 to 23-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    SOF-IOIE is the foundational course for the Strategic Influence and Information Advantage (SIIA) Integrated Program of Study (IPOS) nested within JSOU’s Learning Pathways in Action (LPIA) program. Designed primarily for personnel who are assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command, Service Components and Theater Special Operations Commands in operations and planning billets, this course provides the latest theory, strategy, and doctrine, for Theater-Strategic Influence methods and Operational Information Capability planning to gain Information Advantage (IA). The familiarization with theories and history of strategic influence coupled with terms and concepts of joint information advantage will provide the learner with the knowledge and ability to integrate into the process for creating the influence effects required to achieve mission success. The SOF-OIE pilot is available through a combination of virtual and in-person learning with JSOU. This pilot course requires no prerequisite learning. The virtual portion of the course is one-month long and the in-person resident sessions are 5-days. The course is comprised of ten modules that include strategic influence, fundamentals of information, joint force use of information, unity of effort, operational design and planning for theater-strategic effects, execution, operational assessment planning, operations in the information environment, SOF in the OIE, and a practicum.
  • 8/19/2024

    Joint Special Operations Medical Orientation Course

    24B (19-Aug-2024 to 23-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (30 hours) conducted in residence at JSOU. This interactive course explains the SOF medical operations concepts and fundamentals of the USSOCOM mission, roles, and capabilities, with a focus on medical operations in a joint setting. The students will also examine operations/plans, current lessons learned, medical intelligence, medical force protection, operational risk assessment, health surveillance, and SOF-relevant clinical subjects.
  • 7/29/2024

    SOF Counterintelligence Integration Course

    24D (29-Jul-2024 to 30-Aug-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx or by emailing the course mailbox at: SOCOM.SOS.3776.Admissions.SHDMBX@socom.mil This course is presented over six days. The course is conducted as a hybrid with the first day via distance learning (DL). The remaining five days are conducted in resident at the Joint Special Operations University. Prerequisites: (1). Credentialed Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agent Certification. (2). Introduction to Special Operations Forces Course, ISOF SOC 1210. This course offers a test-out option. (3). Conduct Pre-Course Knowledge Check on Intelink (SIPR). (4). Students will be required to conduct the asynchronous Distance Learning phase prior to attending the Resident Phase.
  • 9/9/2024

    Joint SOF Logistics Course

    24D (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic. This offering focuses on baseline Joint logistics knowledge with specific focus on logistics support to SOF. Through USSOCOM Staff and JSOU faculty led instruction, this course offers Special Operations Forces (SOF) unique, Service Component Operational-Level/Theater-specific logistics capabilities, and resources to enable and support global SOF operations.
  • 9/9/2024

    TSOC Cyber Planner Course (Pilot)

    24C (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This resident course prepares staff officers for planning, management, and oversight of cyber-related activities at the TSOC-level. The course examines the organizations, processes, and procedures involved in planning and conducting operations in the cyber domain in-support-of deployed forces and the TSOC staff. During the course, students will conduct two planning evolutions simulating the actions required to employ cyber effects. The course is composed on 2-weeks of unclassified Distance Learning (self-paced, asynchronous) and 1-week classified resident.
  • 9/9/2024

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    24E (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Individuals with SIPRnet access can find more information on our SIPR portal at https://hq.sof.socom.smil.mil/sites/jsou/Pages/Default.aspx
  • 9/9/2024

    Special Operations Planning Course

    24F (09-Sep-2024 to 20-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    The Special Operations Planning Course (SOPC) instructs students on operational-level, Special Operations Forces (SOF)-centric, operational design and planning. Each day students will be challenged to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills during multiple different learning activities. These activities include readings, analysis of prepared PowerPoint and other materials, completing homework assignments, and synthesizing information from online resources such as audio and video files. Collaborative interaction occurs through seminar discussions with a small group mentor, group-level practical application exercises, and briefings and presentations. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between Joint doctrine, SOF operational approaches, national and Theater strategy, and operational-level planning. SOPC prepares students to participate in Joint Planning Groups within a Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), special operations component, special operations command, or Joint Force Headquarters. For both the virtual and resident course iterations, students should plan for full days, nightly & weekend homework, and participation in group practical exercises. SOPC is Joint-certified annually by the Joint Staff J7, and officers completing the course earn 1.5 credits toward Joint Officer Qualification (JQO) status. Registration will open 60 days before the course’s start date.
  • 9/16/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations

    24H (16-Sep-2024 to 20-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Description: This course consists of five days of resident instruction. During this period students will learn the functions, responsibilities, and requirements of USSOCOM personnel from select USSOCOM leaders, such as CoS, CSEL, and J-directorates. The course culminates with a writing assignment and the successful completion of a written exam. Duration: 5 Days Location: In-Resident
  • 7/31/2024

    Enterprise Management Course

    Class #48 (31-Jul-2024 to 27-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course. The course educates and prepares enlisted special operators for mid-level leadership roles in SOF. Using a transformative approach, students will enhance their skills in critical thinking, organizational leadership, and management. Students will analyze the implications of U.S. national strategy on the execution of USSOCOM operations and strategy.
  • 7/31/2024

    Joint Fundamentals Course

    Class #50 (31-Jul-2024 to 27-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course. This course educates enlisted students for entry-level leadership careers in SOF. Students, from a tactical and operational perspective, will develop skills in communications, creative thinking, and ethical decision-making. Students will also analyze the history, unique function, and organization of the USSOCOM from the headquarters down to the subcomponent commands. 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: D400022
  • 9/23/2024

    Special Operations Forces-Security Cooperation

    24H (23-Sep-2024 to 27-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    This courses is presented in lecture format and is five days long. Topics addressed include security cooperation management, security cooperation organizations and responsibilities, the FMS process, finance, logistics, and training management.
  • 4/1/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy

    Class #56 (01-Apr-2024 to 21-Nov-2024)Enrollment Closed
    JSOFSEA enhances the critical thinking of senior enlisted leaders (SEL) as they grow their knowledge base in the strategic and operational realm. Students gain valuable knowledge and experience to successfully lead in the joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environment. This course develops students for operational and strategic level positions across a broad range of joint and special operations assignments.
  • 10/9/2024

    Enterprise Management Course

    Class #49 (09-Oct-2024 to 06-Dec-2024)Enrollment Closed
    *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either their .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course. The course educates and prepares enlisted special operators for mid-level leadership roles in SOF. Using a transformative approach, students will enhance their skills in critical thinking, organizational leadership, and management. Students will analyze the implications of U.S. national strategy on the execution of USSOCOM operations and strategy.
  • 7/8/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy

    Class #57 (08-Jul-2024 to 26-Feb-2025)Enrollment Closed
    JSOFSEA enhances the critical thinking of senior enlisted leaders (SEL) as they grow their knowledge base in the strategic and operational realm. Students gain valuable knowledge and experience to successfully lead in the joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environment. This course develops students for operational and strategic level positions across a broad range of joint and special operations assignments.