Welcome to JSOU Press

JSOU Press is the scholarly publishing arm of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). We are USSOCOM’s “go-to” publisher for research of interest to the special operations forces community. We pride ourselves on our unique ability to put knowledge into the hands of SOF professionals, and we aim to inform national policy & strategy with quality research. Since our inception in 2004, we have edited and published over 200 peer-reviewed scholarly monographs, edited volumes, reference manuals, journal articles, and papers by more than 200 authors at the cutting-edge of SOF research.

The works included here are solely the ideas of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Special Operations Command or Joint Special Operations University.

Top Publications
Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)
Authored by:
Otto Fiala, Kirk Smith, Anders Löfberg
A Perilous Future: High-Intensity Conflict and the Implications for SOF
Authored by:
Peter Mccabe, Andrew Brown, James Kiras, Nicolas Provencher, Andrew Brown, Nicholas Kramer, Tony Balasevicius, C.G. Landry, Bernd Horn, Keith Carter
Special Operations Forces Transformation in the Future Operating Environment
Authored by:
Peter Mccabe, Charles Barham, Andrew Brown, Bernd Horn, Jay Lachine, Simone Ledeen, Michael Manning, Ruari Nicholson, Jason Yeremiy, Charlie Black
Big Data for Generals... and Everyone Else over 40
Authored by:
David Ellis, Mark Grzegorzewski, Karl Aspelund, Justin Brunelle, Dave Bryson, Andrew Geyer, Bohyun Kim, Paul Lieber, Pedro Cesar Lopes Gerum, Joan Peckham, D.J. Shyy, Guarav Tanwar, Nishka Uberoi, Yaakov S. Weinstein, Mark Zais

Featured Publications

Recent Publications
Operating on the Margins: SOF in the Gray Zone
Edited by:
Dr. Howard G. Coombs , Dr. Christopher Marsh
Published on 4/15/2023
Moral Injury: Implications for U.S. SOF and Ethical Resiliency
Authored by:
Dr. John Edgar Caterson, Marc-Charles Ingerson, David Wood, Matthew Kazumi Ikenoyama
Published on 3/15/2023
SOF Quills for the Porcupine: Applying Lessons from Ukraine to Taiwan
Authored by:
Scott Simeral, Lieutenant Colonel Steven Skipper, Lieutenant Colonel Giovanna Espegio
Published on 3/7/2023