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President of DSCU

Cara Abercrombie

I am proud to officially announce the establishment of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), our new Department of Defense center of excellence for security cooperation education and training.

Security cooperation has been elevated to a tool of first resort in United States foreign policy. Now, more than ever, it requires an institution dedicated to creating and advancing a comprehensive understanding of security cooperation principles, processes, resources, and tools to respond to U.S. and partner nation shared challenges. DSCU is that institution. Read more

Welcome Message from the DSCA Director LTG Hooper

3 APRIL 2020 SCHEDULING UPDATE (NO CHANGE FROM YESTERDAY)

DSCU has cancelled all “in person” classes through 11 May excepting EXEC-901 (Executive Course) which will be taught online. Specifics are available on the Class Schedule (select “canceled” from the Class Status drop down list). DSCU continues to offer all online courses. Courses are available for online registration on the Class Schedule as well (select “Distance Learning” from the Format drop down list). DSCU will be providing options for adding additional online options for traditionally resident courses – details to follow on this web page. DSCU is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may adjust course schedules on short notice to reflect any changes to DoD or public health guidance.

SCO-201: Due to the cancellation of resident training for March-May SCO-201 classes, DSCU is pleased to announce the opportunity to begin one-week online now of the reduced-to-three-week-SCO-201 classes scheduled for June and July. In order to accomplish the reduction to 3 weeks, SCO-201 students will need to complete over 40 hours of online training prior to arrival on campus. The online training will consist of numerous self-paced CBT courses as well as a synchronous online course for those requiring (having no previous experience or studies in) Cross Cultural Competence/Regional Orientation for your CCMD region of assignment. More particular information regarding these prerequisites has been emailed to all SCO-201 students impacted – you may also contact the DSCU Registrar for details at: dsca.wright-patt.dscu.list.registrars@mail.mil. DSCU plans to resume 4-week SCO-201 classes, which include Cross Cultural Competence/Regional Orientation for CCMD region of assignment, in the August SCO-201 class.

POE-201: Due to the cancellation of resident training for several POE-201 classes, DSCU is pleased to announce the opportunity to complete the facilitated on-line education portion of POE-201 to all personnel who work in the Planning, Oversight and Execution Area of Concentration who plan on attending the resident portion of POE-201 through FY 2020. This will allow many students on telework to complete online training now, and be ready to attend the resident portion of POE-201 when “in person” training resumes. The course is listed on our Website as Intermediate SC Planning, Oversight, and Execution (Hybrid) or POEH-201. Click here for more details and to register.

CASE-201: Due to the cancellation of resident training for several CASE-201 classes, DSCU is pleased to announce the opportunity to complete the facilitated on-line education portion of CASE-201 to all personnel who work in the Case Life Cycle Management Area of Concentration who plan on attending the resident portion of CASE-201 through FY 2020. This will allow many students on telework to complete online training now, and be ready to attend the resident portion of CASE-201 when “in person” training resumes. The course is listed on our Website as Intermediate SC Case Life Cycle Management (Hybrid) or CASEH-201. Click here for more details and to register.

President's Message

Chartered on April 23, 2019, DSCU now joins the ranks of other Defense Universities, and will promote security cooperation as a unique discipline with its own political, economic, and diplomatic dimensions.

The professionalism of the security cooperation workforce is unquestioned, however until now we have not had a centralized process to develop the formal competencies, curriculum, and credentials necessary to demonstrate that professionalism beyond our community. Going forward, DSCU will be responsible for providing all education and training associated with the Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program. Complementing the certification program will be DSCU’s Executive Education program. Through the executive training programs conducted at DSCU, our current and future leaders will gain a deeper understanding of the important role security cooperation plays in advancing U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.

DSCU will maintain responsibility for excellence in security cooperation education through both subsidiary and networked relationships with other security cooperation educational entities. It will incorporate the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies in Dayton, Ohio and all training for the Ministry of Defense Advisors program. In an effort to further security cooperation knowledge and practice we are also building a network of partners. These include the Defense Acquisition University, the Defense Intelligence Agency's Joint Military Attaché School, the Naval Post Graduate School, the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, our Service War Colleges, DSCA's Institute for Security Governance, as well as its Centers for Regional Security Studies, and the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies.

DSCU hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 25, 2019, and will offer courses required for basic certification level of the Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program starting on October 1, 2019. Over the coming months and years, DSCU will share best practices in security cooperation educational instruction across the academic community, and will establish itself as the central repository for security cooperation history and lessons learned, while offering the full complement of courses in support of the Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program.

Our DSCU team is committed to contributing to a broader security cooperation mission that supports the National Security and National Defense Strategies, and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. The DSCU faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our workforce with the knowledge and training necessary to excel in this mission.

I very much look forward to meeting with our students and stakeholders to discuss experiences and ideas in the months to come.

(Current as of September 2019)

Welcome Message from the DSCA Director LTG Hooper

Certification Center Prelaunch Message

The following Certification Center enhancements are coming soon:

Certificate Printing
The ability to print certificates is not yet available. You may still see your certification status in the Certification Center, but you will not be able to print or download certificates at this time

Credit for completing applicable Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses and courses taken through ADLS
DAU and ADLS courses that provide credit for training required under the certification program is not yet reflected in the training transcript.

If you have any questions related to these two future enhancements, please contact us by telephone at (937) 713-3278 or by email at dsca.wright-patt.discs.mbx.hppg-scwd@mail.mil