Note: This course is a blended learning course. Students must complete the distance learning phase of course followed by the resident phase in order to receive credit for course. Students not accessing and completing the distance learning phase of course will be ineligible to attend the resident phase of course.
Description: The course teaches student to collaborate as part of a complex array of actors and environments involving IA national security efforts. Topics include synchronization of countering transregional terrorist organizations (CTTO) and CVE efforts, key doctrine and policies, law enforcement and intelligence communities, organizational and cultural differences, and the developmental community.
Audience: This blended course is taught at the undergraduate level and is designed specifically for the special operations community, interagency, and international partners. The student's profile is E5-E8, W1-4, O1-O3, and their civilian agency equivalents (i.e., GS-5-13) assigned to USSOCOM, TSOC, or a component directly supporting joint or coalition special operations.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Text and Material: All required texts and materials are available to the student on either JSOU e-Campus 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.
Remarks: This is a blended learning course with a distance learning requirement. Phase I is a four-week distance learning (DL) period conducted from the student's home station/current duty location. During this phase, students receive introductory level instruction in the areas of government policy and DoD doctrine regarding interagency operations, synchronizing DoD counterterrorism efforts, organizational cultures, and law enforcement, intelligence, diplomatic, and developmental communities. Phase II is a five-day residence classroom instruction period.
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.