Course Catalog: Overview

General

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
  • Industry

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:

  1. Limiting the number of students per class offering, thereby fostering an effective seminar environment.
  2. Integrating current policies and management concepts with practical security assistance problems.
  3. Using management exercises.
  4. Using advanced technology for instruction.
  5. Selecting faculty with extensive practical knowledge, and a strong desire to be instructors.
  6. 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.

Academic Freedom

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.

Grievances

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
(707) 396-3898.



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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting DISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds
Commandant
Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies

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Commandant's Message

A lot has happened since my last update here, and I will only hit the highlights. Work continues as things push forward on the SC Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort per the guidance in NDAA 2017. I won’t try to address it here – I won’t do it justice in such a short column. However, I’d note that for the most current information – the work of the SCWDP Working Group (and its three Sub-Working Groups and 5 Lines of Effort), are available via a periodic newsletter published by DSCA. If you’d like the most recent edition, please let me know.

In a major realignment to better support DSCA’s efforts to develop the Departments’ Security Cooperation Workforce Development program, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies has fallen under the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Directorate as of 2 June 2017. This move aligns all SC training, education and certification programs under the Directorate developing and managing the DoD SCWDP and facilitates greater engagement and support for development of the future SC education and training policies and programs as well as the development of the Defense Security Cooperation University.

DISCS has begun efforts for its satellite campus in the National Capital Region – with Mr. Dan Eagle on board as our new Director of Strategy Instruction and the process ongoing to bring on four more faculty (in the process of bringing on three faculty members that will be in place there permanently as we look at existing and new courses that would be most effective in conducting there (several classes now offered there vice our main campus at WPAFB).

In the realm of courseware/class changes – the SCM-O (Overseas) Course has changed its scheme to where all students now attend for the full four weeks. The syllabus has changed and is current on our website.

We are in the process of our cycle for programming DISCS activities/academic calendar for FY18 – really looking to “bridge the gap” between current SC community/enterprise education and training requirements – which are significant – and ultimately get us to where we need to be in the schoolhouse efforts directed by NDAA 2017. One key thing for you to note – as a potential student – we often have unused seats in our classes at Wright-Patt. If you need training and can’t seem to get a seat, please let us/me know. We’ll work with your chain of command to get you a seat in the class that is required for you.

I’ll stop there and set a goal of updating the CC Corner at least monthly to keep you informed in a more timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds