Learning Guides

Learning guides are "just-in-time" informational lessons on specific topics. As such, they do not require student registration and do not award a certificate. Each guide can be accessed directly by clicking on the "START TRAINING" button found on at the top of each learning guide.

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Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements (ACSA) FOGO Essentials
Designed for senior officers who have the responsibility to support and implement the ACSA program, which helps ensure the logistical readiness of the U.S. and Multinational Forces.

Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements (ACSA) Overview
Intended for staff officers responsible for supporting and implementing the ACSA program.

Case Development: A Guide to Preparing Your LOA & Off-Line Documentation for Transmittal to CWD
This learning guide is intended for all DoD personnel and who prepare Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) packages for submission to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s Case Writing Division (DSCA/CWD). It provides valuable information that helps to build the skills required to provide DSCA/CWD with LOA packages that are accurate, complete, and compliant with all statutory, regulatory, and fiscal requirements.

Civilian Diplomatic Attire
This learning guide is designed for SCO personnel stationed in United States embassies overseas who require the routine or occasional wear of civilian diplomatic attire in the performance of their duties.

Congressional Notifications for FMS
For security assistance personnel in Implementing Agencies (IAs), such as case managers, program managers, policy analysts, etc., whose duties involve FMS case development.

Contracting for FMS
Relevant contracting primer for the acquisition and security cooperation workforce.

Dealing With The Press
This learning guide is for SCO personnel who may interact with U.S. or host nation media in the course of their official duties overseas.

Ethics for SCOs
This learning guide is primarily for Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) personnel but may also benefit staff officers and other officials at combatant commands (CCMDs) and other DoD organizations which deal with international partners and U.S. industry in an official capacity.

Golden Sentry End-Use Monitoring (EUM) Program
Intended for Department of Defense officials responsible for managing and conducting End-Use Monitoring (EUM) activities.

History, Authorities and the Interagency Process
For Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) personnel who are deploying overseas as part of a U.S. embassy country team.

Human Rights and Security Cooperation
The Human Rights learning guide provides insight into international human rights law as it impacts the planning and execution of US security cooperation. This learning guide is particularly beneficial for Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) staff who are charged with implementing programs that support the US policy to promote observance of internationally recognized human rights. It is also useful for International Military Student Officers (IMSOs) who implement Field Studies Program (FSP) activities that illustrate human rights principles and values in US culture and institutions.

Insider Threat Awareness Brief for International Military Students (IMS)
This learning guide contains mandatory training for International Military Students (IMS) attending U.S. military training in the United States at Department of Defense schools or other U.S. military-sponsored training in the U.S. under Security Cooperation programs. It is intended to make the IMS aware of Insider Threat risks while attending training and who to notify if they perceive a possible insider threat. Also available in this learning guide are job aids to support the training.

International Military Student Briefing
This learning guide is designed specifically for international military students (IMS) who are scheduled to attend training at Department of Defense schools or other military-sponsored training in the United States. This guide should be viewed by the international military students before their departure from their home country.

International Military Visitor Briefing
Provides important information to international military personnel scheduled to visit the United States.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 1
Security Cooperation Legislation and Policy: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference to identify the key Security Cooperation and Security Assistance legislated authorizations and appropriations acts as well as make the connections between the various organizations and programs associated with Security Cooperation and Security Assistance.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 2
Security Cooperation Office Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for understanding the roles, functions, and relationships of a typical SCO. SCOs directly interface with foreign partners on a daily basis and are responsible for most aspects of country-level SC planning, coordination, and program management.: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for you to leverage your knowledge of the U.S Government Interagency community in executing your Security Cooperation responsibilities.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 3
U.S. Embassy Country Team: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for understanding the concept of the U.S. Embassy country team, its organization, roles and responsibilities, and its relationships to Department of Defense (DoD) operations and security cooperation.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 4
Introduction to the U.S. Government Interagency CommunityThis learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for you to leverage your knowledge of the U.S Government Interagency community in executing your Security Cooperation responsibilities.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 5
Security Cooperation (SC) Programs: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for you to identify differences between the responsibilities of the Department of State and Department of Defense for Security Assistance and Security Cooperation.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 6
Contract Programs Learning Guide: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for you to perform the tasks related to the planning, oversight, and/or execution of Contact Programs, enabling you to identify the terms, actors, and processes involved in the execution of Contact Programs.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 7
Combined Exercises: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for you to effectively perform the tasks related to the planning, oversight, and/or execution of combined exercises.

Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Module 8
Humanitarian Assistance, Foreign Disaster Relief, and Humanitarian and Civic Assistance: This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for you to effectively perform the tasks related to the planning, oversight, and/or execution of Humanitarian Assistance, Foreign Disaster Relief, and Humanitarian and Civic Assistance.

Introduction to SCIP
Introduces the Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP) including identification of its significant data sources, and provides an overview of the SCIP registration process including the registration form.

Letter of Request (LOR) Writing Guide
This learning guide is designed primarily for use by the foreign customer engaged in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. It provides an overview of the Letter of Request (LOR) prepared and submitted by the foreign nation to the United States Government which requests an FMS case for defense articles, services, and/or training. A secondary audience is U.S. Government personnel who work in security assistance, especially personnel in Security Cooperation Organizations (SCOs) who are often called on to assist their host nation counterparts in preparing LORs.

LOA Interpretation Guide
This learning guide is intended for all DoD personnel and international partners who need to be able to read and understand a Foreign Military Sales case in the course of their duties.

Logistics
This learning guide is designed primarily for DoD and partner nation personnel whose duties involve the logistical support for FMS cases.

Military Standard Requisition and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) for FMS
This learning guide is designed for FMS customers, SCO personnel, FMS case managers, program managers, transporters, contract administrators, logistics managers, and other personnel involved in the ordering, distribution, and/or movement of materiel to international partners through the DoD supply system.

MILSTRIP Translator
A tool designed for FMS customers, SCO personnel, FMS case managers, program managers, transporters, contract administrators, logistics managers, and other personnel who may be involved in the ordering, distribution, and/or movement of materiel to international partners through the DoD supply system.

Overseas Crisis Readiness
This learning guide is for Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) personnel who are deploying overseas as part of a U.S. embassy country team.

Personnel and Administration
For DoD personnel who serve in a SCO, or in related joint duty positions such as combatant command or component command staffs.

Protocol
This learning guide is designed for SCO personnel stationed in United States embassies overseas who during the performance of their duties require the routine or occasional interaction with foreign and U.S. dignitaries.

Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) Personal Entitlements
This learning guide is designed for DoD personnel who are assigned to work in Security Cooperation Organizations (SCOs) overseas. It is designed to provide information on entitlements and requirements for personnel assigned to a SCO and to address some of the circumstances you may find on station.

Training Plans Analysis
This learning guide is designed for SCO personnel working with a country’s Combined Education and Training Program Plan (CETPP), and Training Managers at the Military Service Training Activity.

U.S. DoD International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E)
Explores the various reasons that motivate the U.S. Government (USG) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to engage in IA&E efforts with allied/friendly nations and international organizations from a defense acquisition perspective.

Understanding the MAPAD
Target Audience This learning guide is designed for FMS customers, SCO personnel, FMS case managers, program managers, transporters, contract administrators, logistics managers, and other personnel involved in the distribution, and movement of materiel to international partners through the DoD supply system.

Visitor Management for SCOs
This learning guide is designed for SCO personnel stationed in United States embassies overseas who host DoD official visitors, including distinguished visitors (DVs) as part of their normal duties.

Welcome to SCIP
Provides new SCIP users a brief introduction to the Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP), and to introduce and demonstrate basic SCIP system navigation by users.


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