SCM-TO/TM (SCM-341/342)
Security Cooperation Management Training Officer/Training Manager Course
5 Days

Objective

The Training Officer (TO) course is designed to meet the needs of the International Military Student Offices (IMSO) at the installation level. The Training Manager (TM) course is designed for personnel with duties involved with international training activities at the military department level and above. The TO course is provided in residence at DISCS over five days (Monday through Friday). The TM course consists of a prerequisite distance learning module tailored for training managers, in addition to the five days of TO/TM classroom instruction.

This course meets International Program Security (IPS) training requirements of DoD Directive 5230.20.

The course provides Training Officers and Training Management personnel with the knowledge and tools to:

TO Course
Provides a comprehensive overview of Security Cooperation (SC) and Security Assistance (SA) management, and the inter-relationships of the IMSO and the International Military Student (IMS). The curriculum explores SC legislation, human rights considerations, SC/SA organizations and functions, and SC/SA planning and programming. In addition, the curriculum examines the individual elements of the U.S. Field Studies Program (FSP), Invitational Travel Order (ITO), IMS legal status, IMS health entitlements while attending SC/SA training, and use of the Security Assistance Network (SAN) and Security Cooperation - Training Management System (SC-TMS). The curriculum further provides a review of service-unique: organizations, student administration procedures, training program automation, FSP presentation practices and funding, and a comprehensive survey of cross-cultural considerations that impact the IMSO-IMS environment.
TM Course
Presents a survey of the wide variety and principle features of SC/SA legislation and policy, introduces the student to the role of the SCO in support of U.S. national security strategy and other supporting DoD and DoS strategic guidance, and examines the various SC planning documents and processes for the execution of SC – with emphasis on training and the Combined Education and Training Program Plan (CETPP). The TM course also provides an overview of the entire life cycle of an FMS case with particular emphasis on international training, and financial management regulations that determine tuition pricing.

Course Description

The TO course provides a comprehensive overview of Security Cooperation (SC) and Security Assistance (SA) management, and the interrelationships of the IMSO and the international student. The curriculum explores Security Cooperation legislation, human rights considerations, SC/SA organizations and functions, and SC/SA planning and programming. In addition, the curriculum examines the individual elements of the DoD Field Studies Program (DoD FSP), Invitational Travel Orders (ITO), International Military Student’s legal status, International Military Students’ health entitlements while attending SC/SA training, and use of the Security Assistance Network (SAN) and the IMSO Web. The curriculum further provides a review of service-unique: organizations, student administration procedures, training program automation, DoD FSP presentation practices and funding, and a comprehensive survey of cross-cultural considerations that impact the IMSO-IMS environment.

The TM Course presents a survey of the wide variety and principle features of Security Cooperation/Security Assistance Legislation and Policy, introduces the student to the role of the SCO in support of U.S. national security strategy and other supporting DoD and DoS strategic guidance, and examines the various Security Cooperation planning documents and processes for the execution of SC with emphasis on International Military Training and the Combined Education and Training Program Plan (CETPP). The TM course also provides an overview of the entire life cycle of an FMS case with particular emphasis on international training, and financial management regulations that determine tuition pricing for International Military Training.

Note: TM students who complete the classroom portion of this course but do not complete the TM Distance learning pre-requisite by day 3 of class will receive a TO certificate in lieu of a TM certificate.

CYBER AWARENESS TRAINING VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To complete this course, all students must access the Internet, and specialized course materials available only on the DISCS intranet, using assigned classroom computers. Because the DISCS intranet resides on the Air Force Network (AFNET), DISCS is only authorized to create computer accounts for students who have completed annual DoD Cyber Awareness training within 12 months of the course’s end date. Additionally, all computer security training must be documented in the Air Force’s Active Directory.

Students not affiliated with the U.S. Air Force should be prepared to upload an electronic copy of their DoD Cyber Awareness training completion certificate during registration. Acceptable formats are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), and Microsoft XPS Document (.xps). This will enable DISCS network technicians to update their training status in Active Directory after manually reviewing the submitted training certificate.

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.

Ace Equivalency Course Information

Visit the Ace Equivalency Course Information page to see the American Council on Education recommendation for this course.

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. For more information click here. This course is a Level I

Eligibility Criteria

Only U.S. Government and Contract employees are eligible. Personnel should be assigned to security assistance activities who currently occupy (or have been selected to occupy) identified Department of Defense (DoD) positions in international military student offices at an installation, who are involved in international student administration.

Requests for waivers of the above criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Director International Studies (DISCS/DI).

Security Clearance

None required.

Classes and Hours

SCM-TO/TM classes are scheduled from 0800 to 1600 Monday through Thursday and 0800 through 1230 on Friday. Due to increased airport security, commercial airline departures should be scheduled after 1530 on the final class day. Early departures are not authorized except in a bona fide emergency.

Security Assistance Network (SAN) User Accounts

All students attending the SCM-TO/TM class MUST have a current and active SAN account with access to TMS/IMSOweb prior to showing up for class. The MILDEP SAN User Group Administrator can create new accounts and update existing accounts for SCM-TO/TM students as needed. Click the following link for instructions on how to request a new SAN account.

How to Request a New SAN Account


Official Review Conducted On: 10/19/2016

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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