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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Contact Webmaster
Accessibility Statement
Privacy & Security
No FEAR Act
External Link Disclaimer
FOIA
USA.GOV

Use of this DoD computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system. Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative, criminal, or other adverse action. Use of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.

Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies , 2475 K. Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433-7641, Telephone: 937-713-3300

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DISCS is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

This web site is DSCA PA approved

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Commandant's Corner

...announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness.

DISCS will continue to teach legacy courses while new courses are developed. While there may not be a 100 percent transfer of credit for a legacy course to a new course due to gaps in coverage of competencies, we will endeavor to grant as much transferrable credit as possible. The legacy courses are still valuable to the workforce (provide needed training) and I highly encourage the workforce to continue to attend them as long as they remain available. Note that as we get closer to the fall, and in order to dedicate faculty efforts to curriculum development, we anticipate reductions in some of our legacy courses – to make the new courseware available more quickly.

I had previously noted the establishment of the DISCS location in the National Capital Region (NCR). Staffing there has continued to expand and construction has begun on facilities in Crystal City Gateway 2. If all goes as planned, the construction will be completed early this summer and we’ll be able to conduct classes soon thereafter. DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure the important integration among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website.

Lastly, I’d note that DISCS is coming up on its Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The team will visit our WPAFB location on 8-12 April. This culminates the Self-Study activity by our faculty and staff documenting the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. We look forward to that team’s visit – these occur generally every 5-6 years with annual updates provided to COE in years where there is no visit.

Will update this as often as possible to keep you informed in a timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted February 14, 2019

×

Commandant's Corner

...announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness.

DISCS will continue to teach legacy courses while new courses are developed. While there may not be a 100 percent transfer of credit for a legacy course to a new course due to gaps in coverage of competencies, we will endeavor to grant as much transferrable credit as possible. The legacy courses are still valuable to the workforce (provide needed training) and I highly encourage the workforce to continue to attend them as long as they remain available. Note that as we get closer to the fall, and in order to dedicate faculty efforts to curriculum development, we anticipate reductions in some of our legacy courses – to make the new courseware available more quickly.

I had previously noted the establishment of the DISCS location in the National Capital Region (NCR). Staffing there has continued to expand and construction has begun on facilities in Crystal City Gateway 2. If all goes as planned, the construction will be completed early this summer and we’ll be able to conduct classes soon thereafter. DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure the important integration among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website.

Lastly, I’d note that DISCS is coming up on its Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The team will visit our WPAFB location on 8-12 April. This culminates the Self-Study activity by our faculty and staff documenting the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. We look forward to that team’s visit – these occur generally every 5-6 years with annual updates provided to COE in years where there is no visit.

Will update this as often as possible to keep you informed in a timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted February 14, 2019