SCM-O (SCM-351)
Security Cooperation Management Overseas Course
15-19 Days

Objective

This course is designed to meet the educational requirements of U.S. Embassy Security Cooperation Office (SCO) personnel, and primary geographic combatant command (CCMD) personnel directly supporting the SCO. The end result of this course is a working knowledge of SCO-relevant Security Cooperation (SC) policies and procedures. Graduates will have the basic skills to effectively implement SC aspects of U.S. foreign policy.

This course meets International Program Security (IPS) training requirements of DoD Directive 5230.20.

Course Description

All students are required to attend the core portion of the course (3 weeks). Most students as identified by the CCMD will attend specialized training in the fourth week.

Core Instruction is provided on:

  • The many complex and interrelated aspects of SA and SC. The DoDD 5132.03 defines Security Cooperation (SC) as those activities undertaken by DoD to encourage and enable international partners to work with the U.S. to achieve strategic objectives. It includes all DoD interactions with foreign defense and security establishments, including all DoD- administered Security Assistance (SA) programs building defense and security relationships that promote specific US security interests.
  • The embassy environment, counter-intelligence, human rights, management of budget and other resources within the SCO, SC databases, international training management responsibilities, and other SCO operational requirements.
  • The region of assignment. This includes SC-related regional and country-specific political, military, economic, geographic, anti-terrorism and force protection, cultural considerations, and historic and current relationships with the U.S. The regional studies seminars utilize presentations.

Specialized Training for CCMD selected students is provided on:

  • Advanced international training management.
  • Advanced SCO resource management.

The course includes platform lecture, seminars, and practical exercises with typical scenarios for SCO personnel. Instruction is provided by ISCS faculty members and guest lecturers which include senior DoD officials as well as representatives of other USG agencies, civilian universities, and private organizations.

CYBER AWARENESS TRAINING VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To complete this course, all students must access the Internet, and specialized course materials available only on the ISCS intranet, using assigned classroom computers. Because the ISCS intranet resides on the Air Force Network (AFNET), ISCS 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 ISCS 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All DoD personnel assigned to overseas positions responsible for security assistance and security cooperation management are required by DoDI 5132.13 to complete this course. The SDO/DATTs shall, if in the grade of O-6 or below, attend the SCM-O at ISCS. SDO/DATTs in the grade of O-7 and above should, at a minimum, attend the SCM-E (or SCM-AO) at ISCS.
  • In accordance with DoDI 5132.13, para 3c (2)(b), SCO and DAO personnel assigned security cooperation/assistance program management functions shall attend the SCM-O course at ISCS. Attendance at ISCS is mandatory, unless the course has been completed satisfactorily within the previous 5 years.
  • US Government employees and contractor equivalents are eligible for attendance.
  • A SECRET clearance is required for all students.
  • Personnel selected for attendance should be assigned to occupy security assistance or security cooperation management positions. These include billets in SCOs or Defense Attaché Offices (DAO) overseas, CCMDs and their component commands. Students must have at least one year remaining in their security cooperation assignment to be eligible for ISCS training. Exceptions to this minimum retention standard require the approval of the ISCS Commandant.
  • Spouses of students are welcome to attend SCM-O, space permitting. Contact the Registrar to determine if space is available. The curriculum in the regional seminars, which address historical, political, economic, social, religious, and cultural issues, is typically quite beneficial for family members. The ISCS library also has current holdings on these subjects, including audio-visual media. ISCS assumes no financial responsibility for travel costs or living expenses for spouses.
  • Note for personnel deploying to the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A)
    • All personnel assigned to CSTC-A will attend Afghanistan-specific curriculum during the third week. ISCS attendance for all CSTC-A personnel is determined by the CSTC-A Reachback Cell in Washington, DC.

Official Review Conducted On: 11/1/2016

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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 Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS). 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 ISCS, 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 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 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
Institute of Security Cooperation Studies

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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 Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS). 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 ISCS, 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 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 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