Joint Special Operations Universityand the Strategic Studies Department
Te Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides its publicationsto contribute toward expanding the body o knowledge about joint specialoperations. JSOU publications advance the insights and recommendationso national security proessionals and the Special Operations Forces (SOF)
students and leaders or consideration by the SOF community and deenseleadership.JSOU is the educational component o the United States Special Opera-tions Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Te JSOU
mission is to educate SOF executive, senior, and intermediate leaders andselected other national and international security decision makers, bothmilitary and civilian, through teaching, outreach, and research in thescience and art o joint special operations. JSOU provides education to the
men and women o SOF and to those who enable the SOF mission in a jointand interagency environment.
JSOU conducts research through its Strategic Studies Department whereeort centers upon the USSOCOM and United States SOF missions:
USSOCOM provides ully capable and enabled
SOF to deend the nation’s interests in an environment characterized by irregular warare.
USSOF conducts special operations to prepare the oper-ational environment, prevent crisis, and respond with speed, aggression,
and lethality to achieve tactical through strategic eect.
Te Strategic Studies Department also provides teaching and curriculum
support to Proessional Military Education institutions—the sta collegesand war colleges. It advances SOF strategic inuence by its interaction in
academic, interagency, and United States military communities.
Te JSOU portal is https://jsoupublic.socom.mil.
Joint Special Operations University
Brian A. Maher, Ed.D., SES,
Kenneth H. Poole, YC-3,
Strategic Studies Department Director
William W. Mendel, Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.; Jerey W. Nelson, Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.;and William S. Wildrick, Captain, U.S. Navy, Ret. —
Resident Senior Fellows
Editorial Advisory Board
Alvaro de Souza PinheiroMajor General, Brazilian Army, Ret.
JSOU Associate Fellow
James F. Powers, Jr.Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.
Director o Homeland Security,Commonwealth o Pennsylvania and JSOU Associate Fellow
Richard H. Shultz, Jr.Ph.D., Political Science
Director, International SecurityStudies Program, Te Fletcher School, usUniversity and JSOU Senior Fellow
Stephen SloanPh.D., Comparative Politics
University o Central Floridaand JSOU Senior Fellow
Robert G. Spulak, Jr.Ph.D., Physics/Nuclear Engineering
Sandia National Laboratoriesand JSOU Associate Fellow
Joseph S. StringhamBrigadier General, U.S. Army, Ret.
Alutiiq, LLC and JSOU Associate Fellow
Graham H. urbiville, Jr.Ph.D., History,
Courage Services, Inc.and JSOU Associate Fellow
Jessica Glicken urnley Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology/Southeast Asian Studies
Galisteo Consulting Groupand JSOU Senior Fellow
Rich YargerPh.D., History,
Ministerial Reorm Advisor;U.S. Army Peacekeeping and StabilityOperations Institute and JSOU AssociateFellow
John B. AlexanderPh.D., Education,
Te Apollinaire Groupand JSOU Senior Fellow
Roby C. Barrett, Ph.D., MiddleEastern & South Asian History
Public Policy Center
Middle East Instituteand JSOU Senior Fellow
Joseph D. CeleskiColonel, U.S. Army, Ret.
JSOU Senior Fellow
Chuck CunninghamLieutenant General, U.S. Air Force, Ret.
Proessor o Strategy, Joint Advanced Warghting School and JSOU Senior Fellow
Gilbert E. DoanMajor, U.S. Army, Ret.,
JSOU Institutional Integration Division Chie
Brian H. GreenshieldsColonel, U.S. Air Force, Ret.
Senior Lecturer, DoD Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School
Tomas H. HenriksenPh.D., History,
Hoover InstitutionStanord University and JSOU Senior Fellow
Russell D. HowardBrigadier General, U.S. Army, Ret.
Adjunct Faculty, Deense Critical Language/ Culture Program, Manseld Center, Universityo Montana and JSOU Senior Fellow
John D. JogerstColonel, U.S. Air Force, Ret.
USAF Special Operations School Commandant
James KirasPh.D., History,
School o Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University and JSOU Associate Fellow