Joe Osborne

Colonel (Retired) Joe Osborne is failing badly at retirement. He is a Research Fellow with the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), President of Osborne Strategic – a defense and security consulting firm, Co-founder of Other World Distributors, and a PhD Student.  He has also worked as Senior Director for Wittenberg Weiner Consulting. He retired in 2011 as the J3, Director of Operations at Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT). He has held a myriad of the usual staff positions at USSOCOM and the TSOCs and did a 2-1/2 year stint as the Deputy Commander of 3d Special Forces Group.

At the national security and policy level of the United States government there is a gap in the theoretical underpinnings of special operations.