National Resistance Course

Resistance/ Irregular Warfare NRC ASA 3618 Nomination Only Unclassified


This course prepares CJSOTF, TSOC or GCC – level staff members to conceptualize, plan, and coordinate support-to-resistance operations, focusing on unconventional warfare for planning, management, and oversight of SOF activities at the operational and strategic levels.


This course is taught at the operational level and designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of resistance related activities. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O3-O6), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis. 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: D179174




All required texts and materials are available to the student on the JSOU e-Campus using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each student MUST have the Zoom app, audio / visual capability, and access to commercial internet and the JSOU e-Campus site prior to and throughout the course.


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 not yet been submitted for accreditation.

25A (14-Oct-2024 to 18-Oct-2024)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Registration Opens 08/14/2024 Distance Learning Start Date 10/14/2024 Distance Learning End Date 10/18/2024
Enrollment Closed
25B (06-Jan-2025 to 10-Jan-2025)
Location: Stuttgart
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 11/06/2024 In Resident Start Date: 01/06/2025 In Resident End Date: 01/10/2025
Enrollment Closed
25C (03-Feb-2025 to 07-Feb-2025)
Location: McChord AFB
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 12/03/2024 In Resident Start Date: 02/03/2025 In Resident End Date: 02/07/2025
Enrollment Closed
25D (05-May-2025 to 09-May-2025)
Location: Camp Smith
Comments: Enrollment Opens: 03/05/2025 In Resident Start Date: 05/05/2025 In Resident End Date: 05/09/2025
Enrollment Closed