SOF Design and Innovation Basic Course

Applied Research Lab SDIB SOC 3440 Open Nomination Only Unclassified


Course is fully online blending asynchronous lectures students can watch at their own pace with scheduled faculty guided group video conferences. Faculty and students meet once per week for 3 to 4 hours. Course provides foundational military design education for students interested in organizational change, innovation, creativity and disruptive thinking for SOF applications in complex emergent contexts. Students learn how to operate in design teams, use a wide range of multi-disciplinary design concepts in a flexible, adaptive methodology for fostering reflective practitioners and change agents across the SOCOM enterprise. Total time commitment: approx. 6.5 hours per week x 6 six weeks for a total of 40 hours


Primary: Action officers from USSOCOM, the theater special operations commands, and the components who will participate in special operations design teams. Secondary: United States Government personnel partnered with USSOCOM. Grades: E-5 to E9 and O-1 to O-10 and Government Civilian equivalents. *24 seats available per iteration


Students will have access to all required materials through JSOU’s e-campus. Students must have commercial Internet access, Zoom video conferencing capability, and a computer or personal electronic device with camera and microphone for video conferences


22C (28-Feb-2022 to 04-Mar-2022)

22D (09-May-2022 to 13-May-2022)

22E (15-Aug-2022 to 19-Aug-2022)