Overall Schedules

FY2018 Schedule

Registration

To register for courses, please go to the USAFSOS Blackboard site.

To access Blackboard, copy and paste the URL below into browser's address bar: https://afsoc.blackboard.com

We are currently unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.9.1.

Courses By Department

AFRICOM Theater Course (ATSOF)

Course:

SOED-ATSOF

PDS Code:

06Y

Length:

4.5 Days

Security Level:

SECRET

DSN:

579-7956

Comm:

850 884-7956

E-Mail:

UDG_USAFSOS_ATSOF@us.af.mil

Enrollment By:

Open Enrollment

Enrollment/Registration: Please refer to open enrollment information for specific instructions.

 

Course Information


Description: AFRICOM Theater Course is a 4.5-day course that focuses on U.S. strategic interests on the continent of Africa with emphasis placed upon items of greatest interest to U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF), in particular, to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) units that operate within the Africa Command (AFRICOM) Area of Responsibility. The course addresses the socio-economic, cultural, political, historical, and security dynamics that influence SOF operations in support of AFRICOM's Theater Campaign Plan. Due to its SOF focus, significant time is dedicated to operational perspective briefs presented by Special Operators who have deployed or conducted Joint Combined Exchange Training events throughout Africa. Students are also exposed to other subjects of interest to the U.S. government including terrorist activities, transnational crime, and regional organizations in the five major regions of Africa.

 

Target Audience: This course is designed for personnel currently serving or en route to the AFRICOM AOR. Other joint, DoD, or government personnel assigned or programmed for assignment or with a professional interest in the area may benefit from this instruction on a space available basis. Adult dependents of individuals on accompanied overseas status may attend the course at their sponsor's expense, subject to space availability and USAFSOS approval. SOF quota requests are given priority.

 

Course Enrollment: This is an Open Enrollment course. As such, it requires no prior approval from USAFSOS faculty. Students are required to obtain a training line number (TLN) from their unit training manager. For enrolling through unit training manager (Open Enrollment link above), supply the PDS code found in the above panel, along with desired course dates to your local training manager, who will in turn reserve a course quota for you in the training system. After obtaining a TLN, students need to access and complete registration for the course through Blackboard. Please see the link below and follow the instructions. All students should request a USAFSOS Blackboard account, which also enables access to specific course materials. To access Blackboard copy and paste the following address into your browser's address bar: https://afsoc.blackboard.com. (We are currently unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.91.)

 

Notice: On the first day of class, students should report NLT 0730. This course is scheduled through 1200 on the last day of class, but please do not plan on departing the area prior to 1500 to allow for potential changes in schedule. Course credit will not be given for early departures. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.

 

 

SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 11-15 MARCH CLASS AT MACDILL AFB (JSOU):

DOD Security Managers must submit visit request 14-30 days prior to class start date through JPAS (use class acronym "ATSOF" in POC block) to SMO code MA3DFJU04 being sure the student's personal summary page reflects the proper access to be granted. 

 

Non DOD agencies must FAX clearance 14-30 days prior to class start date on official letterhead to, COMM 813-826-3058. (Write the course acronym "ATSOF" as the purpose for visit, inclusive dates of course and POC at JSOU (Mr. Doug Carroll, 813-826-3662)).
For security questions call Jose Ortiz @ DSN 299-3685, COMM 813-826-3685,

 

FOR CLASSES CONDUCTED AT HURLBURT FIELD: 

DOD Security Managers must submit visit request 14-30 days prior to class start date through JPAS (use class acronym "ATSOF" in POC block) to SMO code EE0VFPP56 being sure the student's summary page reflects the proper access to be granted. 

 

Non DOD agencies must FAX clearance 14-30 days prior to class start date on official letterhead to DSN 579-1866, COMM 850 -884-1866. (Write the course acronym "ATSOF" and inclusive dates as the purpose of visit).

For security questions Call Glenn LeMay @ DSN 579 4673 Comm 850 884 4673.

 

 

ATSOF Scheduled Offerings

Status

Iteration

Start Dates

End Dates

Location

Notices

!

18A

6-Nov-17

9-Nov-17

Hurlburt Field

N/C

18B

23-Oct-17

27-Oct-17

RAF Mildenhall

X

18C

11-Dec-17

15-Dec-17

Cannon AFB

Cancelled

N/C

18D

12-Feb-18

15-Feb-18

Hurlburt Field

N/C

18E

23-Apr-18

27-Apr-18

Cannon AFB

N/C

18F

11-Jun-18

15-Jun-18

Hurlburt Field

! = Change || N/C = No Change || X = Cancelled
Course dates and locations are subject to change, please verify schedule prior to departing duty location.

Updated 4 Jul 2017