Description: This course evaluates special operations employment mechanisms and procedures at the national strategic and operational levels across the spectrum of conflict with an emphasis on Phase Zero SOF campaigns. Students study the integration of joint SOF capabilities with conventional forces, support and sustainment issues, legal considerations, and the paramount roles of information and influence.
Audience: This blended learning course is taught at the graduate 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 (E6-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O3-O5), or government employees (GG/GS12-14).
Prerequisites: All Students must complete the following courses prior to attending Employment of Special Operations.
Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning (Pilot)
Text and Material: The instructor of record will provide readings and other assignments on Blackboard 30 days prior to the course start date. The reading load is appropriate for a graduate level course and is absolutely essential for student seminar participation and learning.
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.