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SCM-I

Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Finance and Training Management Course

NOTE: The following information is offered for archival purposes only. This course is no longer offered by DSCU.

Objective

The overarching objective of each 15-day international curriculum was to help our security cooperation (SC) partners manage and implement the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program in support of their nation’s defense.

International Partners had 9 courses available to choose from to meet their training needs:

SCM-IO-Orientation
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Course

Designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level military and civilian officials responsible for management and oversight of security cooperation programs with the United States Department of Defense. This encompasses not only personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, but may have also included international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, DC.

SCM-IE-Executive
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Executive Course

Designed to meet the needs of senior level military and civilian officials responsible for management and oversight of security cooperation programs with the United States Department of Defense. This encompassed not only personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, but may also include international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, DC.

SCM-I-Finance/Logistics
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Finance and Logistics Course

Designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level military and civilian officials responsible for security cooperation programs with the United States Department of Defense, with emphasis on the financial management and/or logistics management of FMS cases, including those funded by U.S. grants. This encompasses not only personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, but may also have included international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, DC.

SCM-I-Finance/Training
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Finance and International Training Management Course

Designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level military and civilian officials responsible for security cooperation programs with the United States Department of Defense, with emphasis on the financial management and/or management of international training FMS cases and training programs, including those funded by U.S. grants. This encompassed not only personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, but may also included international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, DC.

SCM-I-Finance
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Finance Course

Designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level military and civilian officials responsible for the financial management of FMS cases, including those funded by U.S. grants. This encompassed not only personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, but may also have included international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, DC.

SCM-I-Logistics
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Logistics Course

Designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level military and civilian officials responsible for the logistics management of FMS cases, including those funded by U.S. grants. This encompassed not only personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, but may also have included international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, DC.

SCM-I-Training
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser International Training Management Course

Designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level military and civilian officials responsible for the international training management of FMS cases and management of training programs with the United States. This encompassed not only personnel in defense ministries, service headquarters, and procurement bureaus, but may also have included international liaison personnel assigned to U.S. organizations in CONUS, as well as defense attachés and foreign procurement officials assigned to Washington, DC.

Course Description

Instruction was classroom based, with reading assignments and practical exercises reinforcing lectures. The curriculum for SCM-I courses at WPAFB and NCR also included an extensive Field Studies Program (FSP) that introduced students to the American way of life, incorporating not only visits to local government, commercial, cultural, and educational entities, but to private homes as well.