This learning guide is designed as an entry-level orientation for new members of the security cooperation community, including DoD and other USG personnel, US industry employees, and representatives of partner governments. For a more thorough introduction, students may wish to take DISCS’s Security Cooperation Management Orientation Course (SCM-FA-OL), which requires registration and awards a certificate of completion. Information on SCM-FA-OL can be found here
This learning guide consists of 21 pages plus a printable “continuity book”. It also includes several “knowledge checks” which help students confirm their mastery of key points. Topics covered include:
- Definitions of Security Cooperation and Security Assistance
- Key USG Organizations
- Major SC and SA Programs
This learning guide is for reference or professional development only. No certificate is awarded for completion.
This learning guide takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.