Description: The course educates students on international and U.S. military and civilian organizations, cultures, and stakeholders, as well as political dynamics as they relate to SOF. Students will examine the influence of institutions, groups, and other factors on the development and application of SOF. Discussions focus on
the diverse perspectives regarding SOF roles, connectivity, and coordination challenges.
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: The instructor of record will provide readings and other assignments on Blackboard at least 10 days prior to the course start date. Readings average 50 pages per day and are 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.