The Executive United States Government (USG) and Defense Industry Course (SCM-E (311)) is designed to meet the dual educational requirements of senior-level USG personnel involved in security cooperation and senior-level U.S. defense industry personnel involved in international sales. The DoDD 5132.03 defines Security Cooperation (SC) as those activities undertaken by DoD to encourage and enable international partners to work with the U.S. to achieve strategic objectives. It includes all DoD interactions with foreign defense and security establishments, including all DoD-administered Security Assistance (SA) programs, that build defense and security relationships that promote specific US security interests to include all international armaments cooperation activities. The purpose of this course is to provide an enhanced understanding of roles and responsibilities of USG SC and SA related organizations and the legal and procedural policies that direct the execution of SC and SA programs. The goal of the course is to provide the student with the appropriate SC management methodologies in order to continually improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
This course meets International Program Security (IPS) training requirements of DoD Directive 5230.20.
SCM-E curriculum encompasses a broad range of SC and SA related topics as described in the course syllabus below. The course is intended for U.S. personnel who now occupy (or have been selected to occupy) executive Security Cooperation management positions within the
Department of Defense (DoD). It is also intended for defense industry personnel who are currently occupying positions in
international sales or related positions in financial management, international logistics, operations, or customer support. Persons in
related positions in other federal agencies, such as the Department of State (DoS), may also attend this course.
Continuous Learning Points
Graduates of this course may use the hours associated as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs, CEPs, etc.) for various professional
development programs. Specific hours, by course, are listed at Continuous Learning Points
International Affairs Certification Program (IACP)
The Department of Defense International Affairs, Certification Program
Guidelines (dated 28 April 2008), set forth standardized certification guidelines for the International Affairs Certification Program (IACP). Workforce members are required to meet the mandatory standards of education, training, and experience in order to achieve each of three levels of certification. Certification is not required for filling IA positions, but it does readily identify those individuals who have completed
specific training, education, and experience thresholds. Certification is available to military and civilian personnel. Click here for more information.
This course is a Level I introductory international course for International Affairs Certification.
USG employees and U.S. industry personnel are eligible. USG employees include U.S. civilians GS-15 or equivalent and above, U.S. military O-6 and above, and support contractor equivalents.
U.S. Industry Personnel. U.S. citizens and U.S. persons (as defined in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) Section §120.15) representing the U.S. defense industry companies are admitted on a first come, first served basis upon receipt of a request for admission.
USG and industry personnel should be programmed for or assigned to SC activities, or in related positions in security assistance, international logistics, financial management, and training management activities.
The Executive Tutorial (SCM-STC course) is a modified version of the SCM-E course, lasting 2.5 days. It is conducted in the National Capital Region and is intended for Flag Officers and
SES students whose schedule precludes them from attending the regularly scheduled SCM-E courses. Click
if you are interested in scheduling an Executive Tutorial (SCM-STC course).
Requests for waivers of the above criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Director of Instruction (DISCS
Notice of Cancellation
It is imperative that you notify the Registrar if for some reason you find that you cannot attend.
Classes and Hours
SCM-E classes are held Monday through Friday. Classes are normally conducted 0800 to 1600, with appropriate periods for research and study. The course will be completed by 1200 on Friday. Early departures are not authorized except in a bona fide emergency.