The Case Reconciliation and Closure Course (SCM-CR) is designed to provide personnel who are directly involved or concerned with Security Cooperation (SC) case and financial management a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, methods, systems, and actions necessary for effective and continuous case and line reconciliation from case and line implementation through final closure.
The SCM-CR course is currently available only as a mobile-training-team course at a specific field activity customer location. This course encompasses a broad variety of topics including statutory requirements, DoD directives and manuals, military department (MILDEP) directives and manuals; an overview of Security Cooperation (SC) case processes, including financial processes of pricing, funds management, and billing; as well as an overview of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) Security Cooperation Accounting (SCA) case reconciliation and closure processes. Implementing Agency (IA) unique workshops make up the majority of course hours and are designed to provide hands on training in the tools available to IA and DoD agency case and financial managers.
The first two days consist of classroom lecture and discussion covering the topics of Security Cooperation (SC) case process, SC case financial management, the SAMM Chapter 16 (Case Reconciliation and Closure), the Reconciliation and Reconciliation and Closure Guide (RCG, SAMM Appendix 7), and DSCA, DFAS SCA, and DCMA Guest Speaker perspectives on case reconciliation and closure. The remaining two and one half days are conducted as unique Implementing Agency (IA) workshops where the tools available for ongoing case reconciliation and ultimately closure are demonstrated, discussed, and analyzed in terms of exercises utilizing the IA unique data systems and products.
This course can be repeated every three years as a refresher and to obtain updates on new policies and procedures.
Only U.S. government employees are eligible. U.S. government employees are defined as U.S. civilians (GS-5 - GS-14 and equivalent), and U.S. military (E-7 to O-5), and support contractor equivalents.
Graduation from the DISCS Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course (SCM-C) is a prerequisite. This prerequisite may be
met by constructive credit for SCM-C.
Requests for waivers
Requests for waivers of the above criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Director of Instruction (DISCS /DI).
Graduation from one of the following DISCS courses is required to register for SCM-CR:
- Security Cooperation Management CONUS course (SCM-C)
This prerequisite requirement may be met through constructive credit for SCM-C. It is not recommended that personnel attend SCM-CR until at least six months after graduation from a previous DISCS course.
An overseas student must have at least one year remaining in his/her SC assignment to be eligible for DISCS training. Exceptions to this one-year minimum retention standard require the approval of the DISCS Commandant who, in turn, will coordinate such approval with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
English Comprehension Level
Not applicable to 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.
- 26 Defense Acquisition Workforce Continuous Learning Points
Detailed information can be found at Continuous Learning Points.
College Credit Information
Not applicable to 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. Click here for more information.
This is a LEVEL II course for IA certification purposes.
Security Cooperation Workforce Development (SCWD) Database
Requests for DISCS courses will be compared with individual training requirements prescribed by organizations within the Security Cooperation Workforce
Development (SCWD) Database. Military service quota managers and supervisors endorsing training requests should validate individual training requests from
the SCWD Database prior to submitting a student nomination for training. Requests for training above the required level for the prospective student’s
position will be allocated on a “space available” basis. DISCS may also “bump” requests for “desired” training to accommodate “required” training
as designated within the SCWD Database. For further information on the SCWD Database please contact your military service/agency POC, your organizational quota
manager or the Registrar.
SCWD Database levels of training are:
- Level One - Security Cooperation Familiarization (online training)
- Level Two - Security Cooperation Orientation Course (primarily online training)
- Level Three - Security Cooperation Management courses (resident and non-resident)
- Level Four - Security Cooperation advanced courses (resident)
SCM-CR is a Level FOUR Course.
Classes and Hours
SCM-CR classes are held daily, except weekends and holidays, and normally are scheduled between the hours of 0800 to 1600, Monday through Thursday and 0800 to 1200 on Friday (as required.) Due to increased airport security, commercial airline departures may be scheduled within two hours of ending the final class. Early departures are not authorized except in a bona fide emergency.
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.
DISCS Funding and Ground Transportation
Except for students in PCS status, DISCS pays all CONUS travel expenses (or from point of entry into CONUS to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH for overseas attendees); other OCONUS travel expenses are covered by exception only and should be coordinated and approved in advance by the CCMD and DISCS . For students that are PCSing, DISCS will only fund Per Diem while attending a DISCS course (PCS orders must pay all travel). DISCS does not pay for the use of rental cars while in residence at courses; however, there is a shuttle van service from the student's quarters to area eating establishments. The shuttle van service is free of charge for all DISCS students.
Uniform and Dress Requirements
For U.S. military personnel, any duty uniform prescribed by their service is appropriate. For USG civilians and USG contractors, appropriate business casual office attire is appropriate.
Food and Drink
There are limited options for meals around the VOQ or around DISCS. However, VOQ rooms have microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other amenities, so students will have some capability to cook in their rooms.
Many DISCS students find it most convenient to bring lunch to DISCS during the school week. DISCS’s student lounge has a galley with a refrigerator, a freezer, several coffee stations with hot water dispensers, and several microwave ovens.
Students may want to bring cooking and eating utensils from home, though most find it more convenient to buy disposable utensils after they arrive.
DISCS enforces a "covered mug" policy, that is, we do not allow open-top beverage cups anywhere in DISCS spaces, especially classrooms.
Additional information for students attending classes at WPAFB can be found in the Student Information Guide.