Course Catalog



Combating Terrorism Executive Interagency Seminar - Virtual

Secret CTEIS-V SOS 5355-V Invitation Only Department of International Education & 3-Ds Studies
Description

During the course, students will interact as part of a dynamic array of actors and environments involving counterterrorism (CT) and interagency (IA) national security efforts. Topics include countering violent extremism (CVE) through IA efforts in law, policies, law enforcement, and myriad of intelligence establishments while exploring the synergies available to this vast array of organizations.

Audience

This seminar is designed for general/flag officers, senior executive service, senior intelligence service, and equivalent personnel from the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies that interact with special operations forces in fighting the global war on terrorism.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.



Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commanders Course -Virtual

Secret C/JFSOCC-V SOC 5450-V Invitation Only Department of the SOF Profession
Description

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 by Secure Video Teleconference.

Audience

The Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander (C/JFSOCC) course is designed for senior warfighting professionals' continuing education. It is intended for general officers/flag officers (to include selects) with special operations experience, along with senior executive service level senior leaders from other government agencies and select international foreign military special operations senior leaders.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course. Students will gain access to the JSOU e-Campus Blackboard SOC 5450 site content 30 days prior to course start. During course execution, students will use Blackboard for access to course materials (Biographies, readings, presentations), references and resources.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Countering Terrorism Executive Interagency Seminar - Virtual

Secret CTEIS-V SOS 5355-V Invitation Only Department of International Education & 3-Ds Studies
Description

During the course, students will interact as part of a dynamic array of actors and environments involving counterterrorism (CT) and interagency (IA) national security efforts. Topics include countering violent extremism (CVE) through IA efforts in law, policies, law enforcement, and myriad of intelligence establishments while exploring the synergies available to this vast array of organizations.

Audience

This seminar is designed for general/flag officers, senior executive service, senior intelligence service, and equivalent personnel from the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies that interact with special operations forces in fighting the global war on terrorism.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Foundations Course-Virtual

Unclassified CWMD-V SOS 3850-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This course is conducted in a 'flipped classroom' adult learning configuration virtually and online over 10 days in and provides USSOCOM, TSOC, and component staff members who are new to the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) environment 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. This virtual version requires students to commit 5-8 hours per week for online, adult-learning at their own pace with several required online live collaboration event per week.

Audience

SOCOM and TSOC Staffs and SOF/SOF Enablers assigned to positions that interact with CWMD mission partners, and require a baseline education/knowledge on the SOF CWMD mission.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will gain access to the JSOU Blackboard SOS 3850-V content 7 days prior to Day 1 of this course for read-ahead. During the 10-day period, students will use Blackboard for access to all course content as well as frequent interaction with students and CWMD facilitators. Students will use collaboration software online to engage in team live events (virtual, distance) and present their progress weekly over audio/video conference call engagement sessions. A hard copy of the SOS 3850 student guide will be mailed to all registered students in time for Day 1 of this online course.



Cyberspace and SOF- Abbreviated

Unclassified CSOF-A SOS 9743 Open Nomination Only Department of Strategic Intel & Emerging Technologies
Description

The course provides a survey of the cyberspace domain wherein it examines the fundamentals and evolution of cyberspace; threat posed by illicit and friendly actions in cyberspace; evolution of U.S. cyberspace strategy; and relationship to the Special Operations Enterprise. The course provides a basis for personnel involved the integration of cyberspace enabling technologies and procedures into special operation plans, activities, and operations. The course is self-paced, on-line via JSOU provided Blackboard access.

Audience

The primary student profile is enlisted (E4-E9), warrant (W1–W5), officers (O1-O6), or government employees (GG/GS 12-15) from the Special Operations Enterprise or enabling agencies / activities.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will gain access to the JSOU Blackboard CSOF-A (SOS 9743) upon enrollment. During the course, students will use Blackboard for access to all course content and any interaction with students or faculty.



Cyberspace and Special Operations Forces

Top Secret/SCI CSOF-V SOS 5743 Open Nomination Only Department of Strategic Intel & Emerging Technologies
Description

This graduate-level seminar course analyzes cyber policies and capabilities within the special operations forces (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.

Audience

This blended learning course is taught at the graduate educational level and is designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint and coalition special operations. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O4-O5), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials will be available to the student on either the course e-Campus site or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have after hours – NOT in the classroom – access to commercial internet and the course e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course. Classified material, to include additional homework readings and student assignments, will be handled exclusively on JWICS; consequently, each student must have JWICS access via a DODIIS or SOCRATES account.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Enterprise Management Course

Unclassified CEP 2 SOE 3420 Nomination Only Enlisted Academy
Description

*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.

Audience

E7 SOF operators and enablers. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Each respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL is responsible for oversight of their Component nominations. Students must be nominated by an E-9 in their Chain of Responsibility. Nomination emails must be forwarded to JSOU Enlisted Academy Service Component Liaisons: USASOC: JSOU.EA.ARMY@socom.mil , WARCOM: JSOU.EA.NAVY@socom.mil , AFSOC: JSOU.EA.USAF@socom.mil , MARSOC: JSOU.EA.USMC@socom.mil , International: JSOU.INTNCO@socom.mil

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.



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Faculty Development Course

Unclassified FDC SAA 2225 Nomination Only Department of Academic Affairs
Description

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 higher levels of learning through the use of various teaching methodologies. The course is divided into two modules. Module 1: (Curriculum Design) – Student will receive lessons on learning theory, the Instructional Systems Design process, the ADDIE model, active learning, and student assessment and evaluation. Students will learn how to utilize the JSOU e-Campus Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver content to students. This instruction includes planning, tools, and techniques that are essential to provide an engaging learning experience for students through the online environment. Module 2: Developing as an Instructor) – Students will receive lesson relating to a variety of teaching methodologies and presentation techniques. Students will give two presentations (7 minute extemporaneous, and a 30 minute formal lecture).

Audience

Newly assigned/hired JSOU faculty members are top priority. SOF personnel teaching in any service or environment are the second priority. The FDC is a joint SOF academic instructor course.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Faculty Development Course for Adjuncts - Fully Online

Unclassified FDCA-O SAA 2227 Unspecified Only Department of Academic Affairs
Description

*Students MUST provide a valid personal email address (.gov, .mil, or .com) in order to be registered for this course. This self-paced online course prepares individuals to develop and teach curriculum while creating active learning environments focused on higher levels of learning through the use of various teaching methodologies. The course is divided into two modules: (1) Curriculum Development at JSOU and (2) Developing as an Instructor at JSOU. Module 1: Curriculum Development at JSOU - Students will take lessons relating to adult learning theories, the Instructional Systems Development (ISD) process, JSOU curriculum development process and the JSOU ADDIE model. At the completion of the module, students will have a greater understanding of how courses and lessons are developed at JSOU. Module 2: Developing as an Instructor at JSOU - Students will learn effective classroom management and presentation techniques. Student will also take a series of lessons through MaxKnowledge (1) Student Learning and Assessment, (2) Preparing and Creating Lesson Plans, and (3) Effective Teaching Strategies. At the completion of this module, students will have a greater understanding of classroom management and lesson presentation techniques in an active learning environment.

Audience

Newly assigned JSOU adjunct faculty members. (This course is limited to JSOU Faculty and Staff personnel only.)

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.



Faculty Development Course-Abbreviated

Unclassified FDC-A SAA 2227 Nomination Only Department of Academic Affairs
Description

This course prepares JSOU adjunct faculty members to teach curriculum while creating active learning environments focused on higher levels of learning through the use of various teaching methodologies. A brief overview of learning theory, the instructional systems development process, and development of level-of-learning lesson plans is provided. The second part of the course focuses on effective teaching techniques to include proxemics, questioning, and use of technology. The instructional methods taught in the course include lecture, guided discussion, case study, experiential learning, teaching interviews/panel discussions, and demonstration performance.

Audience

Newly assigned JSOU faculty members are the top priority. Special operations forces (SOF) personnel teaching in any service or joint education environment are the second priority.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Influence in Special Operations Course - Virtual

Secret ISOC-V SOS 3527-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

Students must first complete the asynchronous distance learning phase of course followed by the virtual resident phase in order to receive credit for course. Students not accessing and completing the distance learning phase of course will be ineligible to attend the resident phase of course. This course provides students with tools and concepts to analyze and evaluate influence theories and practices. Through case studies, exercises, and readings, students will examine the methodologies of historical and current examples of influence, propaganda, and persuasion in order to understand and be better equipped to counter adversary narratives.

Audience

This blended course is taught at the undergraduate level and is designed specifically for the special operations community, interagency, and international partners. The student profile is E5-E8, W1-4, O1-O3, and their civilian agency equivalents (i.e., GS5-13) assigned to USSOCOM, TSOC, or a component directly supporting joint or coalition special operations. This blended course is taught at the undergraduate level and is designed specifically for the special operations community, interagency, and international partners. The student profile is E5-E8, W1-4, O1-O3, and their civilian agency equivalents (i.e., GS-5-13) assigned to USSOCOM, TSOC, or a component directly supporting joint or coalition special operations.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.



Introduction of Special Operations Acquisition Course for Newcomers - Online

Unclassified ISOAC-N SOC 9830 Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

***NOTE: Students will be enrolled upon assignment to SOF AT&L. This abbreviated, non-credit, self-paced, online course is designed to focus 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 will receive foundational knowledge about USSOCOM Directive 70-1.

Audience

All newly assigned special operations forces (SOF) Acquisition Technology & Logistics employees (military, government, and contractors); acquisition professionals supporting SO acquisition from external Department of Defense (DoD) agencies; and acquisition enablers throughout the Special Operations Enterprise may request admission through AT&L training office

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

USSOCOM Directive 70-1 – Acquisition Management System Policy, 20 March 2018



Introduction to Blackboard Course

Unclassified IBC SAA 2226 Open Nomination Only Department of Academic Affairs
Description

This is a self-paced course designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to create, maintain, and manage courses using the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). The course will also provide concepts and principles for teaching students in an online environment. (Total 16 hours)

Audience

Primary: Personnel assigned to the Joint Special Operations University who require Blackboard access. Secondary: None Grades: No grade requirement

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus.



Introduction to Irregular Warfare - Distance Learning

Unclassified I2W-DL SOC 2611 Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

The course discusses fundamental concepts of irregular warfare (IW) and irregular adversaries, military support for stability operations, security force assistance, and building partner capacity. The collection of IW modules provides relevant IW content to those who cannot attend resident courses or who need the distance learning to reinforce resident attendance. *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.

Audience

This curriculum is for officers (O1-O4), warrant officers (W1-W3), noncommissioned officers (E5-E7), civilian, and contractors equivalents in the special operations forces (SOF) community or supporting SOF operations. International students, military, and civilians may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.



Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course - Virtual

Unclassified ISOAC-V SOC 3830-V Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

***NOTE: Students should be nominated by SOF AT&L before registering for this course. This virtual course has two components. Students will asynchronously complete a limited number of online requirements over a period of four weeks. Students will then complete 30 hours synchronously over a five-day period using ZoomGov. 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 70-1 during the distance learning portion and then conduct analysis, evaluate, and develop a SO acquisition strategy brief during the resident phase.

Audience

All newly assigned special operations forces (SOF) Acquisition Technology & Logistics employees (military, government, or contractors); acquisition professionals supporting SO acquisition from external Department of Defense (DoD) agencies; and acquisition enablers throughout the Special Operations Enterprise.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting



Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Unclassified ISOF SOC 1210 Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

*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 is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of U.S. SOF. This includes the organization, functions, capabilities, limitations, and employment of each USSOCOM Service component and subordinate unified commands as well as key concepts and terms. *It takes 1-2 duty days for access*

Audience

The course is designed for anyone desiring a foundational understanding of U.S. special operations forces as well as those who have been identified to serve on a joint special operations staff, staff members at USSOCOM, its subordinate commands, and theater special operations commands. The course is suitable for individuals with an enabling or partner relationship to special operations commands or others requiring a fundamental understanding of special operations.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Web links and downloadable forms will be provided to all necessary texts and materials.



Irregular Warfare Course - Virtual

Unclassified IWC-V SOS 3620-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This course provides students with tools and concepts to analyze IW theories and practices. Through case studies, multimedia, and selected readings, students will be better equipped to collaborate with partners as well as outthink and out innovate adversaries in a complex operating environment. DEV is testing Course updates. Please do not remove this line.

Audience

This blended course is taught at the undergraduate level and is designed specifically for the special operations community, interagency, and international partners. The student profile is E5-E8, W1-4, O1-O3, and their civilian agency equivalents (i.e., GS-5-13) assigned to USSOCOM, TSOC, or a component directly supporting joint or coalition special operations.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.



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Joint Fundamentals Course

Unclassified CEP 1 SOE 2220 Nomination Only Enlisted Academy
Description

*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.

Audience

E6 SOF operator and enablers. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Each respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL is responsible for oversight of their Component nominations. Students must be nominated by an E-9 in their Chain of Responsibility. Nomination emails must be forwarded to JSOU Enlisted Academy Service Component Liaisons: USASOC: JSOU.EA.ARMY@socom.mil , WARCOM: JSOU.EA.NAVY@socom.mil , AFSOC: JSOU.EA.USAF@socom.mil , MARSOC: JSOU.EA.USMC@socom.mil , International: JSOU.INTNCO@socom.mil.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.



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Joint SOF Logistics Course-Virtual

Unclassified JSLC-V SOC 2638-V Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course is conducted synchronously over a five-day period via ZoomGov and will focus on enhancing and reinforcing baseline Joint logistics knowledge and skills through instruction on Special Operations Forces (SOF) unique and Service Component Operational-Level/Theater-specific logistics capabilities and resources to enable and support global SOF operations.

Audience

This virtual course is taught at the Operational-level and designed specifically for logisticians newly assigned to USSOCOM, its components, and Theater Special Operations Commands. The primary student profile is enlisted (E5-E9), warrant (W1–W4), officers (O1-O4), or government employees. All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.



Joint Special Operations Forces Pre-Command Course - Virtual

Secret JSOFPCC-V SOC 5460-V Nomination Only Department of the SOF Profession
Description

The course prepares newly designated SOF leaders for command by providing a common understanding of the USSOCOM Commander’s priorities, command philosophy, and the responsibilities of joint SOF leaders. It also provides a venue for discussion of the current challenges and issues facing USSOCOM, TSOCs, and USSOCOM components. This course, is a hybrid of asynchronous distance learning self-study and synchronous group discussion by Secure Video Teleconference.

Audience

Those commands that traditionally close with and conduct direct engagement with the enemy (Special Forces, Rangers, Navy Sea, Air and Land Teams, Marine Raiders, Special Tactics, and Special Mission Units) along with those commands that provide direct support to those formations (Army Special Operations Aviation and Air Force (AF) Special Operations Command flying units, to include Unmanned Aircraft Systems), will attend the resident JSOFPCC course. Additionally, those units that conduct indirect means of operations (Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations, Navy Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, and 6th Special Operations Squadron) are also required to attend the resident course. All combat support, combat service support, test and evaluation, and training unit CDRs and CSELs will attend the JSOFPCC online course (currently in development.) These include Maintenance, Logistics, Communications, Intelligence, Medical, Base Support, and Test and Evaluation commands. Resident course attendance for combat support, service support, and training unit CDRs and CSELs may be considered on a case by case basis depending on availability.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will gain access to the JSOU e-Campus Blackboard SOC 5460 site content 30 days prior to course start. During course execution, students will use Blackboard for access to course materials, references and resources. In addition, participants will post regular written feedback and reflections for review by fellow participants, course facilitators and mentors.



Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy

Secret CEP 3 SOE 3600 Nomination Only Enlisted Academy
Description

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.

Audience

The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy is designed for nominated special operations forces (SOF) operators, select SOF enabling specialties, and noncommissioned officers (E8-E9) from active component U.S. SOF, reserve component U.S. SOF, U.S. conventional forces, and U.S. interagency partners. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Service-members who want to be considered for enrollment in a JSOU Enlisted Academy course must work through their respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL. International students may also be accepted.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.



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Joint Special Operations Medical Orientation Course - Virtual

Unclassified JSOMOC-V SOC 3627-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (30 hours) that will be conducted via ZoomGov. 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.

Audience

Primarily for, but not limited to, military officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and U.S. government civilian/contractor employees in comparable grades, serving the SOF community or in direct support of SOF medical community. International military and civilians whose job requires knowledge of SOF medical operations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform. Cameras will be turned on at all times during virtual class.


Joint Special Operations Task Force (Level 1) Distance Learning

Unclassified JSOTF SOC 1610 Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

*Note: Students must complete the Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning (Pilot) course prior to registering for JSOTF (Level 1) This course focuses on the organization, functions, and responsibilities of each major joint staff section of a joint special operations task force (JSOTF), as well as looking at the command and control structure of a JSOTF. Other lessons include JSOTF involvement in civil-military operations and the interoperability of a JSOTF with interagency, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental organizations. Upon completion of this course, students will receive .5 Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) points. Students must complete the Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning (Pilot) course prior to registering for JSOTF (Level 1) *It takes 1-2 duty days for access*

Audience

Ideally, an individual should complete Phase I instruction, prior to being assigned to a theater special operations command (TSOC) or JSOTF. The training audience for this course includes all staff officers and noncommissioned officers, active and reserve component augmentees who may serve in a JSOTF HQ, active and reserve component augmentees enroute/assigned to a TSOC, DoD civilian and contract personnel supporting a JSOTF or TSOC, or other enablers supporting a JSOTF or TSOC.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

There are no required materials for this course.



Joint Unconventional Warfare Operations Course - Virtual

Secret JUWOC-V SOC 2618-V Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

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).

Audience

This course is taught at the operational level and designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of resistance related activities. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O3-O6), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.



JSOU’s Design Fundamentals Online

Unclassified JDFO SOC 1440 Open Nomination Only Applied Research Lab
Description

This 6-module semi-synchronous and live-facilitated online course examines, explores, and curates to gain new knowledge and applications in Design lexicon, methods, models, and tools. During the 6-weeks, students are provided a weekly module consisting of 3-3.5- hrs. of self-paced and group learning and must attend a 1 – 1.5-hour live faculty facilitated discussion. (Total 4-5 hrs. per week)

Audience

Primary: Personnel assigned to the United States Special Operations Command, Components, and Theater Special Operations Commands and those units and agencies in direct support of Special Operations Forces. Secondary: Personnel in the United States Government Grades: E-5 to E9 and O-1 to O-10 and Government Civilian equivalents. 25-30 seats per iteration

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus.




Logistics Support to Sensitive Activities

Secret LSSA SOC 3638 Invitation Only Department of Sensitive Activities
Description

*Note: All potential students are nominated to the USSOCOM J4 through the TSOC/JSOC J4s and USSOCOM component 4s (USASOC, MARSOC, NSW, and AFSOC). Student selection is made approximately 60 days prior to each course. Personnel not associated with a USSOCOM, but would like to be considered for inclusion can email USSOCOM_J4X@socom.smil.mil. The course introduces best practices in critical/strategic thinking, innovation, problem solving, risk management, negotiations, influence leadership, persuasive communication, and trust ISO conducting global logistics service/support. The course will provide graduates with advanced skills, knowledge, and abilities that stimulate innovative thinking to aggressively serve the complex special operations forces (SOF) full spectrum of logistics.

Audience

Primarily military logisticians and civilians assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and whole of government.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

The required texts or materials will be provided on the first day of class.


There are no scheduled events for this course

National Resistance Course - Virtual

Unclassified NRC-V SOS 3618-V Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

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.

Audience

This course is taught at the operational level and designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of resistance related activities. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O3-O6), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.



SOF Chaplain Spiritual and Moral Resiliency - Virtual

Unclassified SCSR-V SOS 5851-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course is aimed at the advanced development & implementation joint SOF-specific spiritual and moral resiliency. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. Then a virtual component of 40 hours is conducted synchronously over a five-day period using the ZoomGov and TEAMS platforms [also in hybrid/resident format when travel is permitted]. 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.

Audience

The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development & implementation joint SOF-specific spiritual and moral resiliency.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.


There are no scheduled events for this course

SOF Chaplaincy Ethical Leadership Advisement - Virtual

Unclassified SCEA-V SOS 5850-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course is aimed at the advanced development and implementation of joint SOF-specific religious support. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. Then a virtual component of 40 hours is conducted synchronously over a five-day period using the ZoomGov and TEAMS platforms [also in hybrid/resident format when travel is permitted]. This 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.

Audience

The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development & implementation of joint SOF-specific religious support & ethical leadership advisement.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.


There are no scheduled events for this course

SOF Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Staff Course

Top Secret/SCI SCSC SOS 4850 Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

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.

Audience

USSOCOM staff members, personnel assigned to TSOCs, Component staff members, SOF Enablers with CWMD focus, and Interagency Partners supporting the CWMD/Counter Proliferation mission.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on either JSOU e-Campus or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have access to commercial internet and the course e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.


SOS 4850 21B

SOF Creative Problem Solving – Fundamentals Online

Unclassified SCPS-FO SOC 3470-V Open Nomination Only Innovation & Experimentation Lab
Description

This fully-online, semi-synchronous, faculty-guided course is designed to provide students with an orientation to the fundamentals of creativity and innovation, as well as an introduction to a 4-stage, deliberate creative problem-solving methodology for application in SOF-peculiar contexts. Students are provided a weekly module consisting of approx. 4-5 hrs of self-paced educational content (assigned articles, chapters, case-studies, videos, podcasts) and are expected to complete weekly check-on-learning assessments including, but not limited to: a) quizzes; b) writing assignments / discussion board posts; c) creative product development challenges; and d) .ppt / concept briefings. Important: this class format is designed for students who are working their day job but who also have an ability to participate in a weekly Zoom Gov meeting with faculty to review material and receive feedback on their work. Total time commitment: approx. 5 hrs per week

Audience

Personnel assigned to USSOCOM, its components, TSOCs, and those units and agencies in direct support of USSOCOM. Others will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Grades: E-5 to E9 and O-1 to O-10 and Government Civilian equivalents. *24 seats available per iteration

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus.


There are no scheduled events for this course

SOF Creative Problem Solving- Tools and Techniques - Virtual

Unclassified SCPS-TT-V SOC 4470-V Open Nomination Only Innovation & Experimentation Lab
Description

SOF professionals are regularly immersed in an endless stream of volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) compound security dilemmas which require the dynamic application of a flexible, creative thinking toolset, skillset and mindset; accordingly, this fully-online, semi-synchronous, faculty-guided (pilot) course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply the science of creative thinking and a 4-stage creative process methodology against a SOF-relevant problem set to gain experience translating theory into actionable outcomes. Furthermore, students will gain insights and develop skills to facilitate team-based approaches to creative problem solving in the face of situations 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 efficiencies. To achieve this, students will be provided a weekly module consisting of approx. 2-3 hrs of self-paced educational content (assigned articles, chapters, case-studies, videos, podcasts) and are expected to complete weekly check-on-learning assessments including, but not limited to: a) individual writing assignments; b) team-based creative product development; c) .ppt concept briefings. Important: this class format is designed for students who are working their day job but who also have an ability to participate in 1-2 weekly Zoom Gov meetings to collaborate with teammates and to receive faculty feedback on their work. Total time commitment: approx. 5 hrs per week

Audience

Personnel assigned to USSOCOM, its components, TSOCs, and those units and agencies in direct support of USSOCOM. Others will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Grades: E-5 to E9 and O-1 to O-10 and Government Civilian equivalents. *24 seats available per iteration

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus.


There are no scheduled events for this course

SOF Design and Innovation Advanced Course - Virtual

Unclassified SDIA-V SOC 4445-V Open Nomination Only Applied Research Lab
Description

SDIA-V is a six-week distance learning course requiring a student commitment of 6-8 hours per week. The course provides advanced military design education for students interested in organizational change, innovation, creativity and disruptive thinking for SOF applications in complex emergent contexts. Students build on their requisite knowledge and apply additional theory towards designing in teams. Students will learn and employ wide range of multi-disciplinary design concepts in a flexible, adaptive methodology for fostering reflective practitioners and change agents across the SOCOM enterprise. Utilizing a JSOU’s e-campus, online collaboration software, and a teleconferencing platform, students will asynchronously read, view, and listen to design content and subsequently collaborate in a live team design project, and present to the design sponsor, faculty, and peers their artifacts and progress. The course requires a student commitment of the following: • Self-paced distance learning 3-5 hours per week • 2 weekly live faculty-facilitated group design collaboration sessions 2hrs per week • 1 weekly Design Sponsor engagement 1 hour per week (Fridays Weeks 2-6 only)

Audience

Primary: Those action officers from USSOCOM enterprise who may participate in design teams or individually wish to apply design thinking towards complex challenges. Secondary: Any military or government professional requiring methods and techniques for critical and disruptive thinking, creativity, and fostering organizational change.

Prerequisites

SOF Design and Innovation Basic Course - Virtual

Materials

1. Course Student Guide - mailed – 14 days prior to course start date) 2. All other materials are provided through JSOU e-Campus (Blackboard). Student’s access is provided NLT 14 – days prior to the course start date. a. SOC 3440 Review Materials (Self-Determined and Self-Paced) b. SOC 4445 SDIA Course Modules and Materials



SOF Design and Innovation Basic Course - Virtual

Unclassified SDIB-V SOC 3440-V Open Nomination Only Applied Research Lab
Description

Course is fully online blending asynchronous lectures students can watch at their own pace with scheduled faculty guided group video conferences. Faculty and students meet once per week for 3 to 4 hours. Course provides foundational military design education for students interested in organizational change, innovation, creativity and disruptive thinking for SOF applications in complex emergent contexts. Students learn how to operate in design teams, use a wide range of multi-disciplinary design concepts in a flexible, adaptive methodology for fostering reflective practitioners and change agents across the SOCOM enterprise. Total time commitment: approx. 6.5 hours per week x 6 six weeks for a total of 40 hours

Audience

Primary: Action officers from USSOCOM, the theater special operations commands, and the components who will participate in special operations design teams. Secondary: United States Government personnel partnered with USSOCOM. Grades: E-5 to E9 and O-1 to O-10 and Government Civilian equivalents. *24 seats available per iteration

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus. Students must have commercial Internet access, Zoom video conferencing capability, and a computer or personal electronic device with camera and microphone for video conferences



SOF Junior Officership Course (Pilot) - Virtual

Unclassified SJOC-V SOC 3400-V Nomination Only Department of the SOF Profession
Description

This blended course consists of a two week distance learning phase, followed by a 5 day resident phase delivered virtually through synchronous online interaction, which will provide an experiential learning environment that delivers knowledge and skills in the areas communication, leadership, SOF ethics and culture, as well as a strong sense of where the SOF Enterprise fits into the US national security environment. Total time commitment: approx. 40 hrs

Audience

Primary: SOF junior officers enroute to or recently having arrived at their initial SOF assignment Grades: O-1 to O-3

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s eCampus



SOF Resource Management Course - Virtual

Unclassified SOF-RMC-V SOC 3629-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (32 hours) that will be conducted via ZoomGov. 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).

Audience

This course is designed for special operations officers (O3-O6), warrant officers (W3-W5), noncommissioned officers (E7-E9), and civilians (GS11-GS15) who are currently assigned to USSOCOM or a theater special operations command (TSOC), are preparing for deployment or en route to serving at USSOCOM managing resources in a direct or indirect capacity. Other military, civilians accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform. Cameras will be turned on at all times during virtual class.



SOF Sensitive Activities Foundations - Virtual

Top Secret/SCI SSAF-V SOS 3220-V Nomination Only Department of Sensitive Activities
Description

This course will teach each student how to apply their functional expertise to plan, manage and enable SOF Sensitive Activities (SSA) within applicable authorities, permissions, policies, and oversight processes in support of Combatant Command requirements. Prerequisite Introduction to Special Operations Forces is not required only if student has a minimum 2 years’ experience as a Special Operator or assigned to a SOF organization.

Audience

Officers (O-3 – O-5), Enlisted (E-6 – E-9), Warrant Officers (CW2 – CW4) and equivalent civilians and contractors in Theater Special Operations Command JX or Joint Operations Group (JOG) command and staff positions, or others with responsibilities to support sensitive activities.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

All required texts and materials will be available to the student on either the course e-Campus site or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have after hours (outside of the classroom) access to commercial internet and the course e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course. Classified material, to include additional homework readings and student assignments, will be handled exclusively on SIPRnet; consequently, each student must have SIPRnet access. Additionally, students who do not possess a USSOCOM SOF Information Environment (SIE) SIPRnet account (eg, an account ending in “.socom.smil.mil”) should obtain a guest account prior to the start of the resident phase in order to ensure access to the course’s portal page.


There are no scheduled events for this course

SOF Sensitive Activities in the Contemporary Security Environment

Top Secret/SCI SACSE SOS 5740 Open Nomination Only Department of Sensitive Activities
Description

Through case study analysis, seminar discussions, and practical exercises, this course prepares joint SOF staff officers, NCOs, warrant officers and civilians for the planning, management, and oversight of SOF sensitive activities (traditional military activities and traditional intelligence activities – TMA and TIA) at the operational and strategic levels. Students also learn to distinguish SOF-sensitive activities and covert action authorities, roles, and limitations as well as how the two serve as complimentary national security tools. Note: This course has been certified as a joint course by the Joint Staff J7; military officers who successfully complete this course may be awarded 2.0 Joint Qualification Points toward Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) designation.

Audience

This blended learning course is taught at the graduate educational level and designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint special operations. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9) and warrant (W2–W5), or officers (O4-06), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

The primary textbook for the distance learning phase is William Daugherty’s Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency. Textbooks for the distance learning phase are available from the course director for those students located at MacDill AFB; students located away from MacDill AFB must acquire these books from a library or purchase the books themselves. All required texts and materials for the residence phase will be issued upon arrival in the classroom. Classified material, to include homework readings and student assignments, will be handled exclusively on JWICS; consequently, each student must have JWICS access via a COE, SOIS, or SOCRATES account. Additionally, it is highly recommended that each student have after-hours access to commercial internet throughout the residence phase of the course.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Special Operations Chaplaincy Crisis Care and Counseling - Virtual

Unclassified SCCC-V SOS 5852-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course is aimed at the advanced development and implementation joint SOF-specific the psycho/social, theological, and existential issues of crisis and care. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. Then a virtual component of 40 hours is conducted synchronously over a five-day period using the ZoomGov and TEAMS platforms [also in hybrid/resident format when travel is permitted]. 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.

Audience

The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development and implementation joint SOF-specific the psycho/social, theological, and existential issues of crisis and care.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Special Operations Forces Interagency Collaboration Course - Virtual

Secret SOFIACC-V SOS 3325-V Open Nomination Only Department of International Education & 3-Ds Studies
Description

The blended course teaches student to collaborate as part of a complex array of actors and environments involving IA national security efforts. Topics include synchronization of countering trans regional terrorist organizations (CTTO) and CVE efforts, key doctrine and policies, law enforcement and intelligence communities, organizational and cultural differences, and the developmental community.

Audience

This course is designed specifically for the special operations community, interagency, and international partners. The student's profile is E5-E8, W1-4, O1-O3, and their civilian agency equivalents (i.e., GS-5-13) assigned to USSOCOM, TSOC, or a component directly supporting joint or coalition special operations.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.




Special Operations Forces-Security Cooperation

Unclassified SOF-SC SOC 3210 Open Nomination Only Department of International Education & 3-Ds Studies
Description

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.

Audience

Personnel selected to attend SOF-SC should be assigned to U.S. government activities in CONUS against billets related in some way to SA/SC. This includes contractor support personnel. Although the large majority of students in SOF-SC are affiliated with DoD, personnel in similar job positions in other federal agencies may also attend.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.




Special Operations Intelligence Course - Abbreviated (Pilot)

Unclassified SOIC-A SOS 9750 Open Nomination Only Department of Strategic Intel & Emerging Technologies
Description

The course is an abbreviated version of the Special Operations Intelligence Course. It is designed to prepare intelligence personnel for attendance at the SOIC (SOS 4750) and SOIC-V (SOS 4750-V) to further prepare them for duty on Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), Combined/Joint Special Operations Task Forces (CJSOTF), and/or Special Operations Joint Task Force (SOJTF) intelligence staffs. It examines the human domain, the evolution of SOF intelligence, the Intelligence Community (IC), and Interagency (IA) partnerships to SOF, SOCOM J2 staff, components and TSOC lesson learned, SOF intelligence systems, intelligence support in Irregular Warfare (IW), and the concept of the human domain. The course is self-paced, on-line via JSOU provided Blackboard access.

Audience

Intelligence officers (O3-O5), warrant officers (W1-W5), noncommissioned officers (E6-E9) and civilian employees in equivalent grades assigned to a CJSOTF, TSOC, or to USSOCOM HQ.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Students will gain access to the JSOU Blackboard SOIC-A (SOS 9750) upon enrollment. During the course, students will use Blackboard for access to all course content and any interaction with students or faculty.



Special Operations Intelligence Course - Virtual

Top Secret/SCI SOIC-V SOS 4750 Open Nomination Only Department of Strategic Intel & Emerging Technologies
Description

*Note: Students will be enrolled between 45 days and NLT 30 days prior to the course start date. Those not selected will be rejected or placed on a standby list for the first available seat. The Course Manager will provide a welcome email to students prior to the course start date. This course is designed to prepare Intelligence personnel for duty on Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), Combined/Joint Special Operations Task Forces (CJSOTF), and/or Special Operations Joint Task Force (SOJTF) Intelligence staffs. It examines SOCOM missions, Intelligence Community (IC) support to SOF, SOCOM J2 staff, components and TSOC lessons learned, SOF intelligence systems, intelligence support to Irregular Warfare (IW), and the concept of Human Domain.

Audience

Intelligence Officers (O3–O5), Warrant Officers (W1–W5), Non-Commissioned Officers (E6–E9) and Civilian employees in equivalent grades assigned to a CJSOTF, TSOC, SOJTF or to USSOCOM HQ.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

The Course Manager will provide readings and other assignments on the course e-Campus page available upon student's enrollment in Blackboard. Readings average 50-75 pages per day and are essential for student participation and learning.



Special Operations Liaison Officer Seminar - Virtual

Unclassified SOLOS-V SOC 2212-V Open Nomination Only Department of International Education & 3-Ds Studies
Description

This virtual course has two components, as well as leveraging the flipped classroom. Students will asynchronously complete 5 online sub-elements; two (2) provided by Joint Special Operations University, three (3) by Defense Security Cooperation University. Students will then complete 30 hours synchronously over a five-day period using ZoomGov. Topics addressed include security cooperation, United States Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM's) Title 10 and combatant command responsibilities as well as its unique Service-like and major force program functions.

Audience

All newly assigned military and government employees to USSOCOM Headquarters that have been selected to be a member of the Special Operations Liaison Officer (SOLO) Program. This course is also open to Special Operations Liaison Element (SOFLE) designated persons with the endorsement of the theater special operations command (TSOC).

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Special Operations Planning Course - Virtual

Unclassified SOPC-V SOC 3625-V Open Nomination Only Department of Integrative Planning
Description

JSOU’s Center for Adaptive and Integrative Statecraft (CAIS) is offering this intensive online ten-day course. The Special Operations Planning Course (SOPC) instructs students on the pathways to conduct operational-level, Special Operations Forces (SOF)-centric, Operational Design for development of a special operations crisis operation. Students follow Operational Design with instruction and application of detailed planning for a SOF-led operation through the Joint Planning Process. Each day students will be challenged to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills during multiple different virtual learning activities outlined on the agenda. These activities include: readings, analysis of prepared Power Point and DOCNET materials, completing online assignments, and synthesizing information found in online resources such as audio and video files. Collaborative interaction occurs through seminar discussions with a small group mentor, by participating in online briefings to peers and a culminating brief to a senior SOF mentor (former TSOC, JSOTF/SOJTF Commander). This online course is facilitated via the Zoom distance-learning platform, with ten daily online classroom collective activities. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between joint doctrine, SOF military strategy, and operational-level planning in order to better prepare them to serve in a Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) or other special operations component or command. Using case study scenarios and collaborative exercises, students apply all phases of the military planning process, SOF focused, as they create a variety of analytical products. SOPC is a Joint-certified course, and students completing the course earn 1.5 credits towards full Joint Officer Qualification (JQO).

Audience

Special operations military officers (O3-O5), warrant officers (W1-W4), senior noncommissioned officers (E7-E9), and government civilians (GS11 and up) as well as non-SOF military and civilians who are preparing for, are en route to, or are serving in a joint special operations assignment (TSOC, JTF, JSOTF, GCC SOF billet USSOCOM, or component HQ) that may involve joint staff planning.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

The instructor of record will email students any required text or materials. Students must have access to a commercial computer, internet access, and must have Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).



Special Operations Religious Support Team Orientation - Virtual

Unclassified RSTO-V SOS 3628-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course is composed of a five-day synchronous session (30 hours) that will be conducted via ZoomGov and Wickr. 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.

Audience

Primarily for, but not limited to, military officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and U.S. government civilian/contractor employees, serving the SOF community or in direct support of chaplains/chaplain assistants and religious programs. International military and civilians whose job requires knowledge of SOF religious programs may be accepted.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform. Cameras will be turned on at all times during virtual class.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Special Operations Support Team - Virtual

Secret SOST-V SOS 4215-V Invitation Only Department of International Education & 3-Ds Studies
Description

This virtual course is conducted synchronously over a three-day period via Secure Video-teleconferencing (SVTCs) to various out-stations where the students are located. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Staff Education Program (USEP)-National focuses on USSOCOM's Title 10 and combatant command responsibilities as well as its unique service-like and major force program functions unique to the National Capital Region (NCR). This is a USSOCOM Chief of Staff-directed course designed for newly assigned military and government civilians to the USSOCOM Headquarters with duty in the NCR. Previously known as USSOCOM Staff Education Program - National

Audience

All newly assigned military and government employees to USSOCOM headquarters with duty in the NCR.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course. Students must have access to a SVTC terminal.


There are no scheduled events for this course

Summit

Top Secret/SCI CEP 4 SOE 4440 Nomination Only Enlisted Academy
Description

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.

Audience

The primary target audience for the Summit Course is SOF operators in the grade of E9 serving as, or having successfully served as, SELs at the O6 command level. SOF operators in the grade of E-9 and serving in, or having successfully served in an O6 command level SEL billet. Effective Immediately the USSOCOM CCM in coordination with Component CSELs has deemed that all JSOU Enlisted Academy courses (CEPs 1-4) are now nominative. Service-members who want to be considered for enrollment in a JSOU Enlisted Academy course must work through their respective SOF Service Component MAJCOM CSEL.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

There are no required texts or materials for this course.



Class #18

Class #19

Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile - Virtual

Unclassified TSPC-M -V SOC 2210-V Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course has two components. 31.5 hours of this course are completed asynchronously completing 4 online courses; two (2) provided by Joint Special Operations University, one (1) by Defense Security Cooperation University and one (1) by Joint Knowledge Online. 8.5 hours are conducted synchronously over a two-day period using the ZoomGov platform. 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 Great Power 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. .

Audience

Military and civilian personnel assigned to or providing support to a TSOC. Recommended ranks are E6-E9, O1-O5, and WO1-CW5.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting


TSOC Cyber Planner Course (Pilot)

Top Secret/SCI TCPC SOS 5744 Open Nomination Only Unspecified
Description

This course prepares staff officers for planning, management, and oversight of cyber-related activities at the Theater Special Operations Command (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.

Audience

This course is designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint and coalition special operations. More specifically, enlisted (E4-E6), officers (02-05), warrant (W1–W3), and government personnel (up to GG/GS 14) assigned to TSOC’s, or associated echelons, who are involved in planning and conducting operations in the cyber domain. All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites

N/A

Materials

All required texts and materials will be available to the student on either the course e-Campus site or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have after hours – NOT in the classroom – access to commercial internet and the course e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course. Classified material, to include additional homework readings and student assignments, will be handled exclusively on JWICS; consequently, each student must have JWICS access via a DODIIS or SOCRATES account.



USSOCOM Staff Education Program - Foundations - Virtual

Unclassified USEP-F -V SOC 1215-V Open Nomination Only Department of Special Ops, Irregular War & LIC
Description

This virtual course has two components. Students will complete a five-day asynchronous Blackboard session where they will read and study educational material on staff action officer responsibilities. Students will be required to write an Information Paper using all of the material provided and submit said paper for grading prior to the end of this asynchronous session. There will then be a four-day synchronous session that will be conducted via either ZoomGov or Wickr. The students will receive instruction from the CoS, CSEL, J-directorates, and on staff action officer responsibilities. The students will be required to write a position paper during this session and submit it for grading. These papers will be reviewed with the students and submitted to their leadership upon completion. There will be a short multiple choice exam at the conclusion of this session.

Audience

All newly assigned military and government employees to USSOCOM headquarters.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning

Materials

Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting