General Wayne Downing (3rd Commander, USSOCOM) establishes the Joint Special Operations Forces Institute at Fort Bragg, NC to address education requirements.
General Peter Schoomaker (5th Commander, USSOCOM) tasks the Future Concepts Working Group to study SOF joint education and develop solutions if shortfalls exist.
Implementation plans begin in earnest for a SOF University (SOFU).
Initial Charter for the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) is signed.
JSOU is activated at Hurlburt Field, Florida, co-located with the USAF Special aOperations School. Initial focus is on operational level joint curriculum. BG Ken Bergquist, USA, is appointed first JSOU President.
JSOU conducts its first International Mobile Education Team (MET) and establishes a long-lasting partnership with the NATO School at Oberammergau, Germany.
Terrorists attack the US Homeland. Demand for JSOU courses increases as priorities shift to meet the emerging SOF joint education requirements.
BG Paulette Risher is appointed the second JSOU President as General Charles Holland (6th Commander, USSOCOM) officiates.
Center for Knowledge and Futures (SOKF) is activated at Hqs, USSOCOM. The JSOU President is dual-hatted as its Director.
JSOU hosts the first Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program workshop for ASD (SO/LIC) attended by 65 US and International participants.
The Strategic Studies Department is established and publishes the first Annual SOF Research Plan.
The JSOU Press is established as research and publication become a mainstream element of JSOU capability.
BG Steven Hashem, USA is appointed the third JSOU President as General Doug Brown (7th Commander, USSOCOM) officiates.
JSOU provides a MET to the Special Operations Division of the Polish Armed Forces, expanding academic engagement with TSOC-designated International Partners.
JSOU’s first Strategic Plan is published following a command-wide Educational Requirements Analysis. This proposed a SOF Leadership Competency Model, validated the strategic studies initiative, increased PME support and fostered multiple delivery methods.
Dr. Brian Maher is appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assumes JSOU Presidency as first civilian – Admiral Eric Olson (8th Commander, USSOCOM) officiates.
Admiral Olsen approves the re-location of JSOU to MacDill AFB, temporarily using the leased "Pinewood" facility outside the MacDill AFB main gate.
Admiral Olson directs the establishment of the Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Academy (JSOFSEA).
In response to the 2006 DOD Quadrennial Defense Review, JSOU launches its Irregular Warfare curriculum and expands its Interagency Education program to five courses.
A SOF Education Azimuth Study leads to JSOU’s Future Concept, validating the move to Tampa, expanding NCO education and increasing support to Theater SOCs.
JSOU receives college-level accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), a Department of Education recognized national agency.
JSOFSEA inaugural class graduation with 32 joint SOF warriors.
JSOU commences the move to Tampa as renovation begins to convert Pinewood into an academically suitable campus.
JSOU enhances the SOF Education Network by placing academic liaisons at the Special Operations Component Headquarters and Schools.
Admiral Olson and CSM Smith officiate at the dedication ceremony as the Pinewood Campus becomes fully operational.
The USSOCOM Library is placed under the responsibility of the JSOU President, increasing its holdings and adding electronic research databases.
JSOU extends international outreach to the developing NATO Special Operations Training Centre (later NATO Spec Ops School) at Chievres AB, Belgium and assigns an academic liaison.
JSOU receives the Learning Spotlight Award for education innovation from the Elliott Masie Center.
JSOU re-organizes creating a Center for Continuing Education, a College of Special Operations, the JSOU Enlisted Academy and a Center for Studies and Research.
Groundbreaking for the new JSOU Academic Facility on MacDill AFB.
The JSOU Enlisted Academy reaches full operational capability by launching the Career Education Program of Joint Fundamentals, SOF Enterprise Management, JSOFSEA and the executive Summit courses.
JSOU is designated a Partnership Training and Education Center (PTEC) member to enhance interaction with NATO education institutions.
JSOU surpasses the 10,000 student attendance mark.
JSOU celebrates 15 year anniversary.
At the direction of General Votel (10th Commander, USSOCOM), JSOU launches its Design Thinking education program.
JSOU receives the Allied Command Transformation (NATO) Quality Assurance certification.
General Votel signs the second JSOU Charter, designating the President as his senior advisor for SOF joint education and reports directly to the Commander.
General Thomas (11th Commander, USSOCOM) dedicates the new JSOU Academic Facility.
Congress approves JSOU’s legislative proposal for Title 10 Civilian Hiring Authority in NDAA19.