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International Partner Security Cooperation Orientation
This course provides an overview of Security Cooperation (SC) by addressing legislation, policy, and procedures; planning, programming, and budgeting; resource management; technology transfer and export controls; SC process; acquisition and contract administration; and sustainment - all within the context of an SC relationship with the U.S.
The overarching objective of DISCS’s international curriculum is to help our security cooperation partners manage and implement the U.S. SC program in support of their nation’s defense.
Target Attendees
Senior and mid-level military and civilian officials responsible for management and oversight of SC programs with the United States Department of Defense. In addition to personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, this may include international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, D.C.
No specific courses are required prior to taking this course. However, students should possess an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 80 or above. For classes taught at Wright-Patterson AFB or Washington D.C., a score lower than 80 requires a waiver. In-country Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) can be taught using country-provided interpreters.
Substitute Course(s)
Course Length
5 days. Can also be conducted in conjunction with IPTN-211, IPTN-212, or IPTN-213.
Additional Course Information
Delivery ModeIn-residenceSC Continuing Learning HoursNot evaluated
Equivalent CoursesReplaces SCM-IODAU Continuing Learning PointsNot evaluated
College Credit RecommendedNot evaluatedFM Continuous EducationNot evaluated
Available Classes
No classes found
This course is not available for online/individual registration. See the training manager at the Security Cooperation Office in the U.S. Embassy for registration/quota reservation process and tuition pricing for resident classes. Quota assignment/seat reservations are handled by the Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron (AFSAT). The cost of an MTT varies by location, number of students, and course desired.

SCOs positioned in countries considering/desiring an MTT should ensure that their respective CCMD, DSCA IRT and DSCU are made aware of the requirement as soon as possible. DSCU consolidates and coordinates the priority of MTT scheduling in conjunction with its annual Academic Program Plan annually in the Spring for the following fiscal year.

Course Locations, Number of Days, and MASLS:
  • WPAFB Ohio (resident), 5 Days, MASL: D178286
  • Washington D.C. (resident),5 Days, MASL: D178285
  • Country/Regional (MTT), 5 Days,MASL: D305006