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Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS), known prior to 1 July 2016 as the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), provides professional education, research, and support to advance U.S. foreign policy through security assistance and cooperation. Choose a drop down item from "Home" in the main menu above to learn more about this dynamic institution and the talented people who work here!

Note: Some references to DISAM courses, publications, etc. on this website will remain and are valid through a transition period that should be complete within a few months.

Commandant's Corner

Hello Security Cooperation Workforce! I do my best to update this every 90 days, but things are working so hot and heavy that I could cover ground easily doing it monthly – things are moving very quickly and these few words are only a quick snapshot! First and foremost, we welcomed LTG Charles G. Hooper as the new DSCA Director – the 17th Director of DSCA. In my last update, I talked about...

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News & Notices

Instructor Needed
DISCS needs a talented person with extensive Security Cooperation experience to fill an instructor position. Go to our Employment Opportunities page for more information.

New eBook Version of Green Book
DISCS' textbook, commonly referred to as the "Green Book," has been available online for years in PDF format and it's now available as an eBook for downloading to your tablet or eReader. You can follow the link to the eBook download page from the Green Book page or go directly to the ebook download page.

Updates/Articles of Interest
There are several articles of interest to the Security Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) written by DISCS faculty available on our website here. You may also submit articles of interest to the SCE for consideration for publishing. Directions are available on the Articles of Interest page.

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Can't find something? Just enter all or part of what you're looking for in the box below, click one of the suggestions that pops up, and you will quickly be taken to the correct location.

Links

Groups of specialized links to web sites and other resources that are of special interest to those in the Security Cooperation community.

Upcoming Classes

Shown below are DISCS classes scheduled for this month and/or next month. Classes are held on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio unless indicated otherwise. Please see the Class Schedule for a complete list of all upcoming classes.

8 - 12 Jan SCM-SP
8 - 12 Jan SCM-C
Orlando - NAWCTSD, FL
21Jan - 2Feb SCM-OM
22 - 26 Jan SCM-CM
22Jan - 16Feb SCM-O
22 - 26 Jan SCM-P3
29Jan - 2Feb SCM-TO
29Jan - 2Feb SCM-CR
Wright-Patterson AFB (USAF Only), OH
5 - 9 Feb SCM-E
5 - 9 Feb SCM-C
12 - 16 Feb SCM-P3
12 - 16 Feb SCM-C
Randolph AFB, TX
25Feb - 8Mar SCM-OM
26Feb - 2Mar SCM-P3
MacDill AFB, FL
26Feb - 2Mar SCM-CS
26Feb - 23Mar SCM-O
26Feb - 2Mar SCM-C
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
5 - 9 Mar SCM-P3
19 - 23 Mar SCM-P3
Monterey (Naval Postgraduate School), CA
19 - 23 Mar SCM-C
Updated: 12/11/2017 @ 7:29 AM

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Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS), known prior to 1 July 2016 as the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), provides professional education, research, and support to advance U.S. foreign policy through security assistance and cooperation. Choose a drop down item from "Home" in the main menu above to learn more about this dynamic institution and the talented people who work here!

Note: Some references to DISAM courses, publications, etc. on this website will remain and are valid through a transition period that should be complete within a few months.

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Web Related

Contact Webmaster
Accessibility Statement
Privacy & Security
No FEAR Act
External Link Disclaimer
FOIA
USA.GOV

Use of this DoD computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system. Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative, criminal, or other adverse action. Use of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.

Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies , 2475 K. Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433-7641, Telephone: 937-713-3300

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DISCS is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

This web site is DSCA PA approved

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Commandant's Corner

Hello Security Cooperation Workforce! I do my best to update this every 90 days, but things are working so hot and heavy that I could cover ground easily doing it monthly – things are moving very quickly and these few words are only a quick snapshot!

First and foremost, we welcomed LTG Charles G. Hooper as the new DSCA Director – the 17th Director of DSCA.

In my last update, I talked about the start-up of the DISCS campus being established in the National Capital Region (NCR). Let me take this “edition” to update everyone on the milestone. I’m pleased to say that the campus was activated on 2 October 2017. We have 5 personnel currently on board, with their faculty qualification ongoing. While their primary duties will involve instruction and administration at the DISCS-NCR campus, upon certification DISCS-NCR instructors, will support broader course development as well as instruction for DISCS courses at all locations. Likewise, DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure that professional expertise and interaction among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

DISCS-NCR personnel will work out of offices in DSCA headquarters until the new DISCS –NCR campus is constructed. Classes will continue to be held in the interim at rented facilities, but we anticipate classes commencing in January 2019 in the new DISCS-NCR campus on the third floor of the Crystal City Gateway Two building (CG-2) following construction slated to begin next summer (2018). This is exciting!

Work does continue on the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort. There is a Working Group Meeting coming up on 23-24 October in Arlington, VA with much focusing on the “Final Guidance” for the Program which is due to Congress around Christmas. That will provide much of the direction on where the Program will be headed as we move ahead. Coordination will be in the works in the next few weeks. There’s no way that I can cover a lot of the details here and won’t try. However, know that your organization very likely (if you’re reading this, should) have someone participating in the Working Group who can give you the very latest information. If you can’t find someone, please let me know and I’ll help you find them.

Finally, DISCS announced its program of course offerings for FY18 with everything now posted on our website. Thank you for bearing with us – we anticipate getting next year’s plan (for FY19) out earlier to enhance your planning calendars as well.

I’ll stop there and re-establish a goal of updating the Commandant’s Corner as often as possible to keep you informed in a more timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

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Commandant's Corner

Hello Security Cooperation Workforce! I do my best to update this every 90 days, but things are working so hot and heavy that I could cover ground easily doing it monthly – things are moving very quickly and these few words are only a quick snapshot!

First and foremost, we welcomed LTG Charles G. Hooper as the new DSCA Director – the 17th Director of DSCA.

In my last update, I talked about the start-up of the DISCS campus being established in the National Capital Region (NCR). Let me take this “edition” to update everyone on the milestone. I’m pleased to say that the campus was activated on 2 October 2017. We have 5 personnel currently on board, with their faculty qualification ongoing. While their primary duties will involve instruction and administration at the DISCS-NCR campus, upon certification DISCS-NCR instructors, will support broader course development as well as instruction for DISCS courses at all locations. Likewise, DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure that professional expertise and interaction among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

DISCS-NCR personnel will work out of offices in DSCA headquarters until the new DISCS –NCR campus is constructed. Classes will continue to be held in the interim at rented facilities, but we anticipate classes commencing in January 2019 in the new DISCS-NCR campus on the third floor of the Crystal City Gateway Two building (CG-2) following construction slated to begin next summer (2018). This is exciting!

Work does continue on the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort. There is a Working Group Meeting coming up on 23-24 October in Arlington, VA with much focusing on the “Final Guidance” for the Program which is due to Congress around Christmas. That will provide much of the direction on where the Program will be headed as we move ahead. Coordination will be in the works in the next few weeks. There’s no way that I can cover a lot of the details here and won’t try. However, know that your organization very likely (if you’re reading this, should) have someone participating in the Working Group who can give you the very latest information. If you can’t find someone, please let me know and I’ll help you find them.

Finally, DISCS announced its program of course offerings for FY18 with everything now posted on our website. Thank you for bearing with us – we anticipate getting next year’s plan (for FY19) out earlier to enhance your planning calendars as well.

I’ll stop there and re-establish a goal of updating the Commandant’s Corner as often as possible to keep you informed in a more timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds