Introduction to Special Operations Acquisition Course
***NOTE: Students should be nominated by SOF AT&L before registering for this course. This course has two components, Distance and Residence Learning. Students complete pre residence distance learning requirements over a period of four weeks then complete 36 hours resident course over a five-days. This course focuses on the Special Operations (SO)-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 & Policy 70-1 and culminate their learning experience by presenting an Acquisition Strategy Brief to a Milestone Decision Authority.
All newly assigned special operations forces (SOF) Acquisition Technology & Logistics employees (military, government, or contractors); acquisition professionals supporting SO acquisition from external Department of Defense (DoD) agencies; and acquisition enablers throughout the Special Operations Enterprise.
Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access pre-requisite and distance learning course materials. All other course materials will be provided as necessary for the in-residence portion.
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.