Program Summary

Special, Irregular and Counterterrorist Operations

CIP Code: 28.0506

Description: A program that focuses on the role and use of special operations forces in the context of low-intensity warfare such as asymmetric warfare and counterterrorism as well as irregular operations in conventional warfare. Includes instruction in special operations doctrine, equipment, support and strategy; the role of civilian leadership and the joint staffs; mission selection and employment; integration with regular forces; civil relations and psychological warfare. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.