Description: In this course students will analyze SOF’s role in the world. They will achieve this by studying the strategic goals of the U.S. and how special operations help the nation achieve those goals. The course also educates students on the future of special operations in order to see how SOF are changing and how SOF
should change to make an even bigger contribution.
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 course director 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.