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Building Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS) 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 publications and other resources available on our Website contain references to the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM). DISCS was known as DISAM prior to 1 July 2016.

Commandant's Corner

It’s a great time to be part of the Security Cooperation Workforce and an important time in its history and future!

I had previously noted the establishment of the DISCS location in the National Capital Region (NCR). Staffing there has continued to expand with the addition of a location coordinator, and construction has begun on facilities in Crystal City Gateway 2 (CG-2). If all goes as planned the construction and the integral IT connectivity will be completed early this summer and...

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News & Notices

New Green Book eBooks
The 38th edition of the Green Book is now available in ePUB and MOBI formats at www.discs.dsca.mil/greenbook.html

DISCS elevator
Starting 6 Aug 2018, the DISCS elevator will intermittently be out of service for three to six months while undergoing maintenance and renovation. Prospective students with special needs will need to contact the DISCS Registrar's office to confirm the availability of accommodations.

Articles of Interest
There are several articles of interest to the Security Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) written by DISCS faculty available on our website. 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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Upcoming Classes

Please see the Class Schedule for a complete list of all upcoming classes.


Who We Are

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Building Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS) 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 publications and other resources available on our Website contain references to the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM). DISCS was known as DISAM prior to 1 July 2016.

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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

...we’ll be able to conduct classes soon thereafter. DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure the important integration among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

Work continues on the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort with regular meeting of the Working Group – the next one anticipated in early April at this point. DISCS is concentrating effort on developing the new curriculum necessary to support the future Security Cooperation Workforce certification requirements. We anticipate that our first new online courses will be available in early spring (2019). We expect that the first of our new hybrid courses (online and classroom) will be ready in the late spring of 2019. Stand by for announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness. DISCS will continue to teach legacy courses while new courses are developed. While there may not be a 100 percent transfer of credit for one course to a new course there will be some credit that is transferred based on the gaps of competency coverage between course, the legacy courses are still valuable to the workforce (provide needed training) and I highly encourage the workforce to continue to attend them. Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website.

Lastly, I’d note that DISCS is coming up on its Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The team will visit our WPAFB location on 8-12 April. This culminates the Self-Study activity by our faculty and staff documenting the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. We look forward to that team’s visit – these occur generally every 5-6 years with annual updates provided to COE in years where there is no visit.

Will update this as often as possible to keep you informed in a timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted January 18, 2019

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Commandant's Corner

...we’ll be able to conduct classes soon thereafter. DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure the important integration among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

Work continues on the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort with regular meeting of the Working Group – the next one anticipated in early April at this point. DISCS is concentrating effort on developing the new curriculum necessary to support the future Security Cooperation Workforce certification requirements. We anticipate that our first new online courses will be available in early spring (2019). We expect that the first of our new hybrid courses (online and classroom) will be ready in the late spring of 2019. Stand by for announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness. DISCS will continue to teach legacy courses while new courses are developed. While there may not be a 100 percent transfer of credit for one course to a new course there will be some credit that is transferred based on the gaps of competency coverage between course, the legacy courses are still valuable to the workforce (provide needed training) and I highly encourage the workforce to continue to attend them. Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website.

Lastly, I’d note that DISCS is coming up on its Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The team will visit our WPAFB location on 8-12 April. This culminates the Self-Study activity by our faculty and staff documenting the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. We look forward to that team’s visit – these occur generally every 5-6 years with annual updates provided to COE in years where there is no visit.

Will update this as often as possible to keep you informed in a timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted January 18, 2019