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 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