***NOTE: Students should be nominated by SOF AT&L before registering for this course.
Description: This course focuses on the SOF-unique Program Agile Acquisition Cycle with emphasis on: special operations (SO) acquisition principles; SO acquisition process, methods, events, and products; and developing an acquisition strategy. Students receive foundational knowledge about USSOCOM Directive 70-1 during the distance learning portion and then conduct analysis, evaluate, and develop a SO acquisition strategy brief during the resident phase.
Audience: All newly assigned special operations forces (SOF) AT&L employees (military, government, or contractors); acquisition professionals supporting SOF acquisition from external Department of Defense (DoD) agencies; and acquisition enablers throughout the SOF enterprise.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Special Operations Forces – Distance Learning (PILOT) and USSOCOM Staff Education Program – Foundations
Text and Material: USSOCOM Directive 70-1 – Acquisition Management System Policy