Theater Special Operations Command Staff Preparation Course-Mobile
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. .
Military and civilian personnel assigned to or providing support to a TSOC. Recommended ranks are E6-E9, O1-O5, and WO1-CW5.
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