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SOFTS now can offer college credit for select personnel from North Carolina State University (NCSU). This has been made possible through the Defense Language and National Security Education Office institutional grants for the Language Training Center (LTC) Program.

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Special Operations Forces Teletraining System
What Is SOFTS?
The Special Operations Forces Teletraining System is a program that takes advantage of proprietary and commercial off-the-shelf technology to deliver real-time language & culture training to students anywhere in the world
Who Uses SOFTS?
Any Department of Defense uniformed or civilian person can apply. Classes will only be initiated for SOF personnel, but empty seats can be filled by other DOD personnel. Priority is given to SOF uniformed personnel.
How Do I Sign-up?

The video below walks you through both creating an account and signing up for a class.

When do courses start?
SOF Command Language Program Managers (CLPMs) may propose a class. The CLPM must have at least two students ready to train, may propose the schedule and other details, and may be asked to pay for the instructor
Attending a USSOCOM CLPM Basic Course?

The next Command Language Program Manager basic course is scheduled for May 5-9, 2014 and will be held at HQ 20th SFG(A) in Birmingham, AL. For more information and prerequisites, contact SOFLO at for additional information.;

Attending a USSOCOM CLPM Advanced Competencies Course?
The USSOCOM CLPM Advance Competencies Course will be held at the Doubletree Airport-Westshore, Tampa, FL from 11-14 August 2014. The goals of this course are to provide the Command’s language managers with information, instruction and assistance that will help them build successful language and culture training programs. We are also reaching out to Academia to learn how they approach language and culture instruction and to glean lessons applicable to our own programs. Contact SOFLO at for more information.
Website Resources
National Virtual Translation Center

In collaboration with the National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC), USSOCOM is now able to provide a common repository for commonly translated documents for the entire DoD community. The SOFTS library contains both source documents and the corresponding NVTC translations. To search for NVTC translations register/login, click on Resource Library and enter Keyword "NVTC."

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