SOF Chaplain Spiritual and Moral Resiliency

Functional Support SCSR SOS 5851 Nomination Only Unclassified


This course has a Distance Learning component and a Residence Learning component. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. The Resident Learning component of 40 hours, one week in duration at JSOU, allows students to take a deep dive into the course content in an interactive graduate seminar format. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This advanced course will challenge students to explore the place of spirituality in a holistic continuum of care and its fundamental role in contributing to the resiliency by challenging students to contextualize their theological world view within a pluralistic environment to evaluate the elements of spiritual readiness to create a holistic model of well-being with a particular focus to mitigate suicidality, PTSD, moral injury and other SOF peculiar stress related conditions encountered by U.S. Special Operations Command service members, and their families while creating a holistic, spiritual model of well-being for the SOF warrior. *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either a .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.


The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development & implementation joint SOF-specific spiritual and moral resiliency.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number DL: D179166 MASL Number RL: D179162


The synchronous learning will be conducted in the Eastern Time Zone.


Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.


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. This course has been reviewed and accredited.

25A (24-Mar-2025 to 28-Mar-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Open 01/24/2025 Distance Learning begins 02/17/2025 Distance Learning ends 02/21/2025 Resident Learning begins 03/24/2025 Resident Learning ends 03/28/2025
Enrollment Closed