JSOU’s Enlisted Academy sets the “Gold Standard” for Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education and instills students with a passion for life-long learning.
How do we do it?
Meet Our Course Directors
Mr. Lundstrom is the Summit Program Course Director at the Joint Special Operations University Enlisted Academy, Joint Special Operations University, Headquarters, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As the Summit Program Facilitator, Mr. Lundstrom develops, plans, and executes an 11-week Summit Program curriculum consisting of an eight-week distant learning phase and a three-week resident phase, which includes an eight-day trip to the NCR.
Mr. Lundstrom has taught at JSOU for the last 11 years and has served 26 years on active duty in the USAF, with 20+ years in Special Operations. Positions include Flight Chief, Squadron Superintendent, JSOAC Operations NCO, First Sergeant, and JSOAC Senior Enlisted Advisor, JSOFSEA Seminar Instructor/Strategy Instructor and Summit Program Instructor.
Mr. Lundstrom has an MS in Strategic Leadership from University of Charleston, a BS of Military Studies from Excelsior College, and an AS in Weather Technologies from CCAF, Professional Certification Online Education University of Wisconsin (Madison), Artificial Intelligence certificate MIT, Communications for Impact certificate Harvard Business School, and Strategic Negotiations certificate Harvard Business School. His professional military education includes Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Academy, USAF Senior NCO Academy, and Advanced Irregular Warfare course. His certifications include nationally certified post-secondary education instructor, Master Instructor, practitioner in DiSC Theory and advanced practitioner Kirton-Adaption-Innovation Theory.
Course DirectorMSgt Taylor M. Riggan is from Washington State and began his SOF military career in October 2009. Shortly after he enlisted in the USAF and after completing Basic Training, MSgt Riggan began the rigorous two-year pipeline to become a Special Tactics Operator. After completing his training, Msgt Riggan has been stationed at Hurlburt Field AFB 2011-2014, RAF Mildenhall 2014-2017, Hurlburt Field AFB 2017-2023, and MacDill AFB 2023-present.
During that time, MSgt Riggan completed multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Africa, South America, and Europe. Msgt Riggan served in various roles on these deployments ranging from attached member to an Army, Navy, or Marine SOF element, to Team Sergeant, and also integrating and supporting State Department and embassy operations in multiple countries. Other qualifications MSgt Riggan earned include Army Ranger qualified, Military Free Fall and Static Line Jump Master, Fast Rope Master, Rappel Master, and SUAS operator, to name a few. Msgt Riggan has completed several courses at JSOU, namely CEP-1 Joint Fundamentals, CEP-2, Enterprise Management, and CEP-3 Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy (JSOFSEA). Also, MSgt Riggan has a Bachelor's Degree in Security Management, focusing on Government Security.