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

PACOM Theater Course (PTSOF)

Course:

SOED-PTSOF

PDS Code:

073

Length:

4.5 Days

Security Level:

SECRET

DSN:

579-4757/4758

Comm:

850 884-4757/4758

E-Mail:

UDG_USAFSOS_PTSOF@us.af.mil

Enrollment By:

Open Enrollment

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

 

Course Information


Target Audience: This course is designed for personnel currently serving or en route to the Asia-Pacific region. As space is available, others may benefit from this instruction. This secondary group includes government personnel who work or train with foreign nationals, in either a stateside or overseas location. 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.

 

Description: PACOM Theater Course is a 4.5-day course that focuses on U.S. strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region 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 Pacific Command (PACOM) Area of Responsibility. The course addresses the socio-economic, cultural, political, historical, and security dynamics that influence SOF operations in support of PACOM'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 Asia. Students are also exposed to other subjects of interest to the U.S. government including terrorist activities, transnational crime, and regional organizations in Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia.

 

Representative Periods of Instruction:

·         Intro to the Asia-Pacific Region

·         East Asian Culture

·         Eastern Religion and Values

·         Cultural Survival Skills

·         Regional Internal Security Issues

·         US Interests and Security Issues in the Region

·         PACOM/SOCPAC Overview

·         Selected Sub-regional and Country Studies

 

Course Enrollment: PTSOF 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 13:00 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 "PTSOF" 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 "PTSOF" and inclusive dates as the purpose for visit).

Security questions? Call Glenn LeMay @ DSN 579 4673 Comm 850 884 4673.

 

 

PTSOF Scheduled Offerings

Status

Iteration

Start Dates

End Dates

Location

Notices

X

17F

19-Jun-17

23-Jun-17

Kadena AB

CANCELLED

X

17E

14-Aug-17

18-Aug-17

Cannon AFB

CANCELLED

N/C

18A

27-Nov-17

1-Dec-17

Kadena AB

N/C

18B

12-Mar-18

16-Mar-18

Hurlburt Field

N/C

18C

14-May-18

18-May-18

Cannon AFB

N/C

18D

18-Jun-18

22-Jun-18

Kadena AB

N/C

18E

13-Aug-18

17-Aug-18

Hurlburt Field

 

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

 

Updated 14 Jul 2017