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

Objective

This course is designed to meet the educational requirements of Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) personnel and geographic combatant command (CCMD) staff personnel directly supporting SCOs. The objective of this course is for the student to attain 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 identified by the CCMD to participate in this course will attend specialized training during an additional or fourth week.

Core Instruction is provided on:

  • The many complex and interrelated aspects of security cooperation (SC) and security assistance (SA). DoD Directive 5132.03 defines SC as those activities undertaken by DoD to encourage and enable international partners to work with the United States to achieve strategic objectives. SC involves all DoD interactions with foreign defense and security establishments, including all DoD-administered SA; SA programs are U.S. Department of State programs authorized by Title 22 of the United States Code which provide defense articles and services to foreign countries/international organizations via approved grants, loans, leases, or sales.
  • The embassy environment, management of budget and other resources within the SCO, SC databases, international training management responsibilities, and SCO operational requirements.
  • The region of assignment. This includes SC-related regional/country-specific political, military, economic, geographic, security, and cultural considerations impacting historic and current relationships with the United States.

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. Instruction is provided by ISCS faculty members and guest lecturers who may 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

  • Personnel selected for attendance should be assigned or pending assignment to SC/SA management positions in SCOs or Defense Attaché Offices (DAOs) overseas, geographic combatant commands (CCMDs), or CCMD component commands. Students must have at least one year remaining in their assignment to be eligible for ISCS training. Exceptions to this standard require the approval of the ISCS Commandant.
  • SCO and Defense Attaché Office (DAO) personnel with responsibilities related to SC/SA management are required by DoD Instruction 5132.13 to complete this course; attendance at ISCS is mandatory, unless the course has been completed satisfactorily within the previous five years. Senior Defense Officials/Defense Attachés (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 attend the SCM-E or SCM-AO at ISCS.
  • U.S. Government employees and contractor equivalents are eligible for attendance.
  • A SECRET clearance is required for all students.
  • Spouses/adult dependents of students are welcome to attend SCM-O, space permitting. Contact the ISCS Registrars Office to determine if space is available. Unclassified portions of regional seminar curriculum pertaining to historical, political, economic, social, religious, and cultural issues is, in fact, recommended for adult dependents. In addition, the ISCS Library has current holdings on these subjects, including audio-visual media, available for use by both students and their dependents. ISCS assumes no financial responsibility for travel costs or living expenses for dependents.
  • 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. Attendance for 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