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                                                                      ABOUT JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIVERSITY (JSOU)

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) resides at MacDill Air Force Base, FL. With active duty, reserve, and civilian faculty members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, JSOU delivers unique SOF educational opportunities through distance learning, in residence courses and integration of SOF curriculum with service Professional Military Education Schools.

JSOU's mission is to prepare Special Operations Forces (SOF) to shape the future strategic environment by providing specialized joint professional military education, developing SOF specific undergraduate and graduate level academic programs and by fostering special operations research, analysis and outreach in support of USSOCOM objectives.

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JSOU Future Concept, Course Catalog,
and Factbook now available!


In addition to the Competency Model Explanation, & the JSOU Strategic Plan, these new materials are now ready for review. Please click on the links below to access this valuable information. Thank you for your interest in JSOU and educating the Joint SOF Warrior!

--The Joint Special Operations University Future Concept reviews the commissioned study of current and future joint SOF education requirements. The report proposes an integrated and coordinated education network that provides for an exchange of knowledge and education with SOF components and their school houses, the Theater Special Operations Commands, Department of Defense Regional Centers, the Joint and Service PME Institutions, and selected civilian academic universities and colleges. JSOU's Future Concept brings together both the vision of joint SOF education and JSOU's lead in educating joint warrior diplomats.

--The Joint Special Operations University Factbook provides a summary of academic courses, educational programs and student demographics for academic year 2014. Our annual report reflects the major accomplishments in the area of SOF Education, Interagency Education, International Education Engagement, and SOF Enlisted Education.

Visit the JSOU Library

                                                          JSOU Course Catalog 2020 (11.MB) 

                                                          JSOU FACTBOOK 2019 (8,543 KB)

For certificate and registration questions, contact the JSOU Registrar,

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                            JSOU PUBLICATIONS 

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Headquarters: United States Special Operations Command: 

7701 Tampa Point Blvd.  MacDill Airforce Base, FL 33621