Description: This course prepares staff officers for planning, management, and oversight of SOF-sensitive activities at the operational and strategic levels. Through case study analysis, seminar discussions, and practical exercises, students 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.
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 and coalition special operations. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O4-O6), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Text and Material: All required texts and materials will be available to the student on either the course blackboard 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 Blackboard 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.
Accreditation: JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.