Upcoming Courses

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  • 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
  • 7/15/2024

    Special Operations Intelligence Course

    24C (15-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-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.
  • 7/22/2024

    National Resistance Course

    24E (22-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024)Open
    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.
  • 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

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    24D (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-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.
  • 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

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24G (29-Jul-2024 to 02-Aug-2024)Open
    The TSPC-M curriculum is joint focused course for newly assigned Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel. This fast-paced course gives non-joint personnel exposure to Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities through a joint lens in order to gain an appreciation of how SOF leverages employment/funding authorities to build theater security cooperation capability and capacity. Additionally, students will understand how a joint TSOC plans for, operates, and leverages U.S. special operations capabilities to compete in an era of Strategic Competition. Finally, through a series of practical exercises, students appreciate how a TSOC supports the Geographic Combatant Command's operational and strategic theater goals in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. This Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters. To hasten the learning curve and increase the understanding of the material, TSOC leadership have established additional on-boarding requirements prior to attending the resident phase. These distance learning requirements include Introduction to Special Operations Forces course, Joint Special Operations Task Force course, Joint Planning Process course, Introduction to Irregular Warfare course (I2WC) and Security Cooperation course. Students will follow instructions in the TSOC Welcome Letter upon enrollment. Duration: Five (5) working days Location: The course is conducted as a hybrid via distance learning (DL) over 30 days. The remaining five days are conducted in-resident at the TSOC location or at the Joint Special Operations University.
  • 7/22/2024

    SOF Sensitive Activities Foundations

    24D (22-Jul-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)Canceled
    Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundational level understanding of Sensitive Activities (SA) to a level that enables students to apply existing functional expertise to assist them in planning, managing, and/or enabling SA within the applicable authorities, permissions, processes, and oversight of their organization. Duration: Once accepted the student will have 30 days to complete the course. Location: The course is conducted as an asynchronous DL course via Blackboard on SIPR.
  • 8/5/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    24G (05-Aug-2024 to 09-Aug-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
  • 8/5/2024

    Special Operations Forces-Security Cooperation

    24G (05-Aug-2024 to 09-Aug-2024)Canceled
    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.
  • 8/15/2024

    JSOU Faculty and Staff Orientation Seminar

    24D (15-Aug-2024 to 15-Aug-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.
  • 8/12/2024

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24F (12-Aug-2024 to 16-Aug-2024)Open
    The TSPC-M curriculum is joint focused course for newly assigned Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel. This fast-paced course gives non-joint personnel exposure to Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities through a joint lens in order to gain an appreciation of how SOF leverages employment/funding authorities to build theater security cooperation capability and capacity. Additionally, students will understand how a joint TSOC plans for, operates, and leverages U.S. special operations capabilities to compete in an era of Strategic Competition. Finally, through a series of practical exercises, students appreciate how a TSOC supports the Geographic Combatant Command's operational and strategic theater goals in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. This Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters. To hasten the learning curve and increase the understanding of the material, TSOC leadership have established additional on-boarding requirements prior to attending the resident phase. These distance learning requirements include Introduction to Special Operations Forces course, Joint Special Operations Task Force course, Joint Planning Process course, Introduction to Irregular Warfare course (I2WC) and Security Cooperation course. Students will follow instructions in the TSOC Welcome Letter upon enrollment. Duration: Five (5) working days Location: The course is conducted as a hybrid via distance learning (DL) over 30 days. The remaining five days are conducted in-resident at the TSOC location or at the Joint Special Operations University.
  • 7/22/2024

    Special Operations Forces- Influence and Operations in the Information Environment

    24D-PILOT (22-Jul-2024 to 23-Aug-2024)Canceled
    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.
  • 8/12/2024

    SOF Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Staff Course

    24A (12-Aug-2024 to 23-Aug-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.
  • 8/19/2024

    Joint Special Operations Medical Orientation Course

    24B (19-Aug-2024 to 23-Aug-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.
  • 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

    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

    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 and received a pre-selection email from the course director with registration instructions. 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

    24B (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)Open
    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

    Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile

    24E (09-Sep-2024 to 13-Sep-2024)Enrollment Closed
    The TSPC-M curriculum is joint focused course for newly assigned Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) personnel. This fast-paced course gives non-joint personnel exposure to Special Operations Forces (SOF) core activities through a joint lens in order to gain an appreciation of how SOF leverages employment/funding authorities to build theater security cooperation capability and capacity. Additionally, students will understand how a joint TSOC plans for, operates, and leverages U.S. special operations capabilities to compete in an era of Strategic Competition. Finally, through a series of practical exercises, students appreciate how a TSOC supports the Geographic Combatant Command's operational and strategic theater goals in support of national and defense security strategy in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. This Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile (TSPC-M) is a five-day in-residence educational event taught at the sponsoring TSOC Headquarters. To hasten the learning curve and increase the understanding of the material, TSOC leadership have established additional on-boarding requirements prior to attending the resident phase. These distance learning requirements include Introduction to Special Operations Forces course, Joint Special Operations Task Force course, Joint Planning Process course, Introduction to Irregular Warfare course (I2WC) and Security Cooperation course. Students will follow instructions in the TSOC Welcome Letter upon enrollment. Duration: Five (5) working days Location: The course is conducted as a hybrid via distance learning (DL) over 30 days. The remaining five days are conducted in-resident at the TSOC location or at the Joint Special Operations University.
  • 9/16/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    24H (16-Sep-2024 to 20-Sep-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
  • 7/31/2024

    Joint Fundamentals Course

    Class #50 (31-Jul-2024 to 27-Sep-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
  • 7/31/2024

    Enterprise Management Course

    Class #48 (31-Jul-2024 to 27-Sep-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. 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.
  • 9/23/2024

    Special Operations Forces-Security Cooperation

    24H (23-Sep-2024 to 27-Sep-2024)Canceled
    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.
  • 10/7/2024

    Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course

    25A (07-Oct-2024 to 11-Oct-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.
  • 10/21/2024

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    25A (21-Oct-2024 to 25-Oct-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
  • 10/21/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25A (21-Oct-2024 to 25-Oct-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
  • 10/28/2024

    Special Operations Religious Support Team Orientation

    25A (28-Oct-2024 to 01-Nov-2024)Enrollment Closed
    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.
  • 8/19/2024

    Summit

    Class #23 (19-Aug-2024 to 07-Nov-2024)Enrollment Closed
    The course educates students for nominative-level leadership roles in SOF. Students will learn mission-oriented leadership and strategic thinking skills to prepare them to effectively advise, lead, and mentor at the strategic leader level. Students will also analyze and evaluate the impact strategic thinking, U.S. national policy, and global security has on USSOCOM.
  • 11/4/2024

    Joint Special Operations Public Affairs Course

    25A (04-Nov-2024 to 08-Nov-2024)Enrollment Closed
    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.
  • 11/4/2024

    Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Foundations Course

    25A (04-Nov-2024 to 08-Nov-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.
  • 11/11/2024

    National Resistance Course

    25A (11-Nov-2024 to 15-Nov-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.
  • 11/18/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25B (18-Nov-2024 to 22-Nov-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
  • 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.
  • 12/2/2024

    SOF Chaplaincy Ethical Leadership Advisement

    25A (02-Dec-2024 to 06-Dec-2024)Enrollment Closed
    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. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This advanced course will challenge students to contextualize their respective joint SOF RST (Religious Support Team) and SOF Warrior identity in order to create a spiritual ethical & moral leadership model, learn to perform ethical risk assessment, develop leadership-coaching practices, and write a SOF-specific research paper that supports the spiritual domain of their commander's POTFF program while providing ethical leadership advisement. *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.
  • 12/2/2024

    Joint SOF Logistics Course

    25A (02-Dec-2024 to 06-Dec-2024)Enrollment Closed
    Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic and received a pre-selection email from the course director with registration instructions. 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.
  • 12/2/2024

    Special Operations Intelligence Course

    25A (02-Dec-2024 to 13-Dec-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.
  • 12/9/2024

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25C (09-Dec-2024 to 13-Dec-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
  • 12/9/2024

    SOF Counterintelligence Integration Course

    25A (09-Dec-2024 to 13-Dec-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.
  • 1/13/2025

    National Resistance Course

    25B (13-Jan-2025 to 17-Jan-2025)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.
  • 1/27/2025

    TSOC Cyber Planner Course

    25A (27-Jan-2025 to 31-Jan-2025)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.
  • 2/3/2025

    Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commanders Course

    25A (03-Feb-2025 to 07-Feb-2025)Enrollment Closed
    This course develops senior leaders’ understanding of the complexities of major joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) operations conducted by joint SOF to accomplish strategic objectives. Students will participate with senior executive service personnel from myriad of government agencies for theater-wide and operational-level combat leadership. This course is synchronous and conducted in-residence or by a combination of in-residence attendance and Secure Video Teleconference.
  • 2/3/2025

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25D (03-Feb-2025 to 07-Feb-2025)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
  • 2/3/2025

    Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course

    25B (03-Feb-2025 to 07-Feb-2025)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.
  • 2/3/2025

    National Resistance Course

    25C (03-Feb-2025 to 07-Feb-2025)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.
  • 2/10/2025

    Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Foundations Course

    25B (10-Feb-2025 to 14-Feb-2025)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.
  • 2/24/2025

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    25B (24-Feb-2025 to 28-Feb-2025)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
  • 2/24/2025

    SOF Resource Management Course

    25A (24-Feb-2025 to 28-Feb-2025)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).
  • 3/3/2025

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    25A (03-Mar-2025 to 07-Mar-2025)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.
  • 3/10/2025

    Joint Special Operations Public Affairs Course

    25B (10-Mar-2025 to 14-Mar-2025)Enrollment Closed
    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.
  • 3/10/2025

    Cyberspace and Special Operations Forces

    25A (10-Mar-2025 to 21-Mar-2025)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.
  • 3/17/2025

    Joint Special Operations Medical Orientation Course

    25A (17-Mar-2025 to 21-Mar-2025)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.
  • 3/24/2025

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25E (24-Mar-2025 to 28-Mar-2025)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
  • 3/24/2025

    SOF Chaplain Spiritual and Moral Resiliency

    25A (24-Mar-2025 to 28-Mar-2025)Enrollment Closed
    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. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This advanced course will challenge students to explore the place of spirituality in a holistic continuum of care and its fundamental role in contributing to the resiliency by challenging students to contextualize their theological world view within a pluralistic environment to evaluate the elements of spiritual readiness to create a holistic model of well-being with a particular focus to mitigate suicidality, PTSD, moral injury and other SOF peculiar stress related conditions encountered by U.S. Special Operations Command service members, and their families while creating a holistic, spiritual model of well-being for the SOF warrior. *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.
  • 3/24/2025

    Joint SOF Logistics Course

    25B (24-Mar-2025 to 28-Mar-2025)Enrollment Closed
    Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic and received a pre-selection email from the course director with registration instructions. 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.
  • 4/14/2025

    Special Operations Intelligence Course

    25B (14-Apr-2025 to 25-Apr-2025)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.
  • 4/21/2025

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    25C (21-Apr-2025 to 25-Apr-2025)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
  • 4/28/2025

    Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Foundations Course

    25C (28-Apr-2025 to 02-May-2025)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.
  • 5/5/2025

    National Resistance Course

    25D (05-May-2025 to 09-May-2025)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.
  • 5/12/2025

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    25B (12-May-2025 to 16-May-2025)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.
  • 5/12/2025

    Special Operations Religious Support Team Orientation

    25B (12-May-2025 to 16-May-2025)Enrollment Closed
    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.
  • 5/12/2025

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25F (12-May-2025 to 16-May-2025)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
  • 9/23/2024

    Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy

    Class #58 (23-Sep-2024 to 23-May-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.
  • 5/19/2025

    SOF Resource Management Course

    25B (19-May-2025 to 23-May-2025)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).
  • 5/19/2025

    TSOC Command Team Seminar

    25A (19-May-2025 to 23-May-2025)Enrollment Closed
    This course is an overview of selected aspects of command and execution of SOF Operations in a joint, inter-governmental, interagency, and multinational (JIIM) environment. It is an opportunity for teams to meet, exchange ideas, and work together prior to taking command.
  • 6/2/2025

    Special Operations Chaplaincy Crisis Care and Counseling

    25A (02-Jun-2025 to 06-Jun-2025)Enrollment Closed
    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.
  • 6/2/2025

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25G (02-Jun-2025 to 06-Jun-2025)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
  • 6/2/2025

    Cyberspace and Special Operations Forces

    25B (02-Jun-2025 to 13-Jun-2025)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.
  • 6/9/2025

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    25C (09-Jun-2025 to 13-Jun-2025)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.
  • 6/9/2025

    Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course

    25C (09-Jun-2025 to 13-Jun-2025)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.
  • 6/9/2025

    Joint SOF Logistics Course

    25C (09-Jun-2025 to 13-Jun-2025)Enrollment Closed
    Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic and received a pre-selection email from the course director with registration instructions. 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.
  • 7/14/2025

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25H (14-Jul-2025 to 18-Jul-2025)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
  • 7/14/2025

    Special Operations Intelligence Course

    25C (14-Jul-2025 to 25-Jul-2025)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.
  • 7/21/2025

    SOF Resource Management Course

    25C (21-Jul-2025 to 25-Jul-2025)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).
  • 7/28/2025

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    25D (28-Jul-2025 to 01-Aug-2025)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
  • 8/4/2025

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25I (04-Aug-2025 to 08-Aug-2025)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
  • 8/18/2025

    Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course

    25D (18-Aug-2025 to 22-Aug-2025)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.
  • 8/18/2025

    Joint Special Operations Medical Orientation Course

    25B (18-Aug-2025 to 22-Aug-2025)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.
  • 8/18/2025

    SOF Counterintelligence Integration Course

    25B (18-Aug-2025 to 22-Aug-2025)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.
  • 9/8/2025

    Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

    25E (08-Sep-2025 to 12-Sep-2025)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
  • 9/8/2025

    Joint SOF Logistics Course

    25D (08-Sep-2025 to 12-Sep-2025)Enrollment Closed
    Please do not register for this course unless your unit has confirmed your selection/nomination by message traffic and received a pre-selection email from the course director with registration instructions. 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.
  • 9/8/2025

    TSOC Cyber Planner Course

    25B (08-Sep-2025 to 12-Sep-2025)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.
  • 9/15/2025

    USSOCOM Staff Education Program Foundations

    25J (15-Sep-2025 to 19-Sep-2025)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