Description: This course examines the evolution of the SOF organization and the preparation and employment of SOF from World War II to the present. Students will examine evolutionary developments and modifications in SOF roles and missions, force structure, doctrine, training, and operations in order to gain an
understanding of the major conditions and events that have shaped the current U.S. SOF.
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: Introduction to Special Operations Forces - Distance Learning (Pilot)
Text and Material: All readings and course materials are located on the JSOU e-Campus webpage. Accepted students will receive a JSOU e-Campus username and password prior to the two-week distance learning phase. The readings average approximately 70 pages per lesson and are absolutely essential for student seminar participation and learning.