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

CENTCOM Theater Course (CTSOF)

Course:

SOED-CTSOF

PDS Code:

06Z

Length:

4.5 Days

Security Level:

SECRET

DSN:

579-4757/4758

Comm:

850 884-4757/4758

E-Mail:

UDG_USAFSOS_CTSOF@us.af.mil

Enrollment By:

Open Enrollment

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

 

Course Information


Target Audience: This course is designed for personnel who will be operating in the CENTCOM theater, with emphasis on SOF aviation. The focus audiences include combat aviation advisors, aviation special tactics personnel, and standard- and non-standard aviation mission planners. Other audiences include non-aviation SOF and those who support them.

Description: This 4.5-day course covers the entire CENTCOM region. The course covers political, military, cultural and historical factors which influence SOF operations in CENTCOM. It also provides relevant background information and effective strategies for inter-cultural communication with people from the region. Due to the major combat operations ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan, significant time is dedicated to those regions and other regions of interest to SOF. The origins and development of political Islam and its motivational effect on extremists are also covered, as well as U.S. policies and interests. The course features resident faculty instructors, guest civilian and military subject-matter experts as well as AFSOC Warriors.

Course Enrollment: CTSOF 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.)

Note: On the first day of class, students should report NLT 0730. This course is scheduled through 12:00 on the last day of class. Course credit will not be given for early departures. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

DOD Security Managers must submit visit request 14-30 days prior to class start date through JPAS (use class acronym "CTSOF" in POC block) to SMO code EE0VFPP56 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 DSN 579 1866, COMM 850 884 1866. (Write the course acronym "CTSOF" and inclusive dates as the purpose for visit).

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

 

 

CTSOF Scheduled Offerings

Status

Iteration

Start Dates

End Dates

Location

Notices

N/C

17E

17-Jul-17

21-Jul-17

MacDill AFB

 

N/C

18A

6-Nov-17

9-Nov-17

Cannon AFB

N/C

18B

11-Dec-17

15-Dec-17

Hurlburt Field

N/C

18C

5-Feb-18

9-Feb-18

MacDill AFB

N/C

18D

19-Mar-18

23-Mar-18

Cannon AFB

N/C

18E

30-Apr-18

4-May-18

Hurlburt Field

N/C

18F

16-Jul-18

20-Jul-18

MacDill AFB

N/C

18G

20-Aug-18

24-Aug-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 12 Jul 2017