We currently offer a variety of resident courses categorized into four distinct groups working in Security Cooperation-related positions:
- USG CONUS
- USG OCONUS
- International Purchaser
From the main menu above, click Course Catalog, and then click Course Listing to see the complete list of courses currently being offered. Each course varies in length from 2 days through three weeks and is offered a number of times annually. The curriculum is designed to provide the highest quality education and tailored to meet student-specific needs at all levels of security assistance management.
Course content is a blend of instruction on the governing policies concerning security assistance, implementation and execution by various government agencies, and associated management processes. Throughout the curricula there are subjects intended to broaden the scope and depth of a manager's knowledge of the total security assistance spectrum. This concept is emphasized in contrast to a more narrow functional specialist approach. The objective is security assistance managers with a broad understanding of security assistance programs, policies, procedures responsibilities and organizations -- individuals capable of using advanced concepts and techniques in their respective managerial areas.
Our educational program quality is maintained by:
- Limiting the number of students per class offering, thereby fostering an effective seminar environment.
- Integrating current policies and management concepts with practical security assistance problems.
- Using management exercises.
- Using advanced technology for instruction.
- Selecting faculty with extensive practical knowledge, and a strong desire to be instructors.
- Using guest lecturers recognized as authorities in their field by virtue of their official position or long years of study and experience, or both.
We recognize that equal opportunity programs are essential to the accomplishment of the missions of both DoD and DISCS. In keeping with this commitment, discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability or age is prohibited. We pledge to eliminate barriers and practices that impede opportunity for all students, including sexual harassment, and architectural, transportation, and other barriers affecting people with disabilities.
We firmly support a policy of academic freedom. Guest lecturers, faculty and students are encouraged to state their opinions, support or criticize any objective, policy, or procedure, in the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, or improvement of the management of security assistance. Such comments made by individuals or groups in the academic forum will be safeguarded through the practice of non-attribution.
The Department of Defense has established procedures for relief of matters of personal concern or dissatisfaction that are within the control of our management. If you have a
grievance for which you seek redress for any dissatisfaction, the Class Manager should be notified. If this manager is unable to resolve your problem, your concerns may be
addressed in turn by the appropriate DISCS director, the DISCS commandant, the Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and the Department of Defense
Inspector General. As an avenue of last resort, grievances may be sent to:
Council of Occupational Education
41 Perimeter Center East, NE
Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30346