Executive / Practitioner Education

ARSOC: Arctic Regional Security Orientation Course. Next Course: 29 August – 3 September

The purpose of ARSOC is to provide baseline knowledge to personnel without Arctic experience, focusing on historical, environmental, commercial, geopolitical, and strategic issues concerning the Arctic region in order to encourage discussion, intellectual curiosity, and critical thinking.

Overall Course Objectives

Prepare Department of Defense personnel for assignments in the Arctic region (a) Understand strategic issues, trends, and challenges in the Arctic region. (b) Critically and objectively analyze key security dynamics and trends in the region, to include the rapidly changing operating environment impacted by the changing Arctic climate. (c) Demonstrate enhanced knowledge and shared understanding of countries and communities of the Arctic region. (d) Understand the domestic and international laws and norms of cooperation in the Arctic region.

Promote a collaborative network of Arctic security practitioners (a) Develop relationships among a community of security practitioners on whom to draw to better accomplish their institutional missions. (b) Enhance civil-military relations and security sector cooperation and effectiveness as well as supporting good governance and rules-based order in the Arctic. (c) Integrate into an alumni of academics, analysts, and practitioners working the Arctic region.

Propose cooperative, practical solutions to security challenges in the Arctic Region to include policy and strategy changes for the future security environment, limits, and enablers of security cooperation.


TSC Executive Education

TSC Executive Education: TSC Arctic Security Certificate Seminars. Consistent with the methodology of the established DOD RCs, the TSC School of Arctic and Climate Studies will establish a few Arctic-Security focused seminars (ranging from 4 to 36 hours of classroom instruction (and leveraging virtual and in-person methodologies). Arctic Security Certificate Seminars will be programmed and conducted from an overall wide variety of topics such as the following:

  • Arctic Region Security Orientation Course (ARSOC)…a fundamental overview on the fundamentals of Arctic Security.
  • Arctic Strategy and Defense Policy.
  • Cultural dynamics of the Arctic region.
  • Understanding and overcoming challenges in Arctic crisis logistics.
  • Non-Traditional & Transnational risks in and through the Arctic region.
  • Arctic One Health…fundamentals for Security practitioners.
  • Disaster response in the Arctic, concepts for managing and mitigating risk.
  • Women, Peace and Security in an Arctic Context
  • Cyber security in the Arctic…what matters more?
  • Security governance in an Arctic context.
  • The role of non-Arctic nations in Arctic governance…insights for security practitioners.
  • Understanding Russia’s ambitions for the Arctic.
  • Advancing understanding within and across Arctic Indigenous peoples.
  • Defense support to civil authorities in the Arctic…advancing practical measures for the hands to help.
  • Arctic Strategic Competition dynamics.
  • Dynamics of NATO and Arctic Security.
  • Arctic Domain Awareness for the Security Practitioner.
  • Advancing the Arctic region into the Information Age.
  • Characterizing Arctic exceptionalism…a survey of Arctic organizations and enterprises.
  • Understanding and reducing Arctic operational risk.
  • The community of Arctic Science, insights for security practitioners.
  • Trans-Atlantic Futures for Arctic Security.
  • Indo-Pacific States and the Arctic…myths vs facts for the security practitioner.
  • Security vs law enforcement…a survey to advance understanding of the unique role provided by Arctic Coast Guards.
  • Arctic Economic security…fundamentals for security practitioners.