Our faculty and staff continue to work hard to provide the learning assets required by the Security
Cooperation (SC) Community along with personnel from other U.S. governmental departments, U.S. industry,
and partner countries. As the community grows, so does the quantity and quality of resident and non-resident
programs offered to meet the varied education and training requirements dealing with SC and international
programs. We continue to ensure the effectiveness of our products through high level dialogue with SC
Community leadership and the Community at large through venues including its annual Curriculum Review and
student feedback mechanisms.
We were selected by and maintain our accreditation through the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
because the standards and criteria established by COE correspond with the Institute’s training mission
and SC Community development missions. COE also continues to adapt its accreditation standards to maintain
the quality of its affiliated institutions to the growing non-resident/online capabilities within the
education and training arena. This along with the other standards enforced within COE accreditation assist
us in ensuring our quality and assisting in the improvement of our programs.
We were first awarded accreditation by the COE in 2001 and were reaffirmed in 2007, 2013 and 2019, each time
for the maximum possible 6 years. The next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2025.
Council On Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone: 770-396-3898, FAX: 770-396-3790
DSCU NCR (National Capitol Region)
The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) NCR is located in the National Capitol Region and conducts executive level education, senior
tutorials as well as courses that benefit the Security Cooperation workforce in the NCR, by leveraging its proximity to DOD and U.S. government senior leaders.
Crystal Gateway II (CG2), 1225 South Clark Street 3rd Floor Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22202
Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), NAVSTA Newport, Rhode Island
DIILS is a Defense Department organization that plans and executes professional legal education and international engagement focused on human rights,
international humanitarian law, and the law of armed conflict. DIILS is a component of the Defense Security
Cooperation University (DSCU) and directly supports the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA)
mission of advancing US national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign
security forces to respond to shared challenges.
441 Elliot Avenue, Newport, RI 02841-1531
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG), NSA Monterey, California
Established in April 2019, ISG is a component of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) and
directly supports the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA) mission of advancing US national
security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to
shared challenges. As the Department of Defense’s lead implementer for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB)
internationally and within the US, ISG's mission and vision are to further align ICB innovation, leadership,
and objectives to maximize DSCA's capacity and flexibility to execute its mission as mandated by Congress
and the Secretary of Defense.
|Commercial Telephone:||+1 831.656.3171|
Naval Support Activity Monterey|
1635 Cunningham Road (Bldg. 259), Monterey, CA 93943-5011
School of Security Cooperation Studies Ohio (SSCS-OH), WPAFB, Ohio
The School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) is a component element of the Defense Security Cooperation
University (DSCU) and is responsible for training and educating the Security Cooperation Workforce. SSCS professionalizes
the Security Cooperation (SC) enterprise by providing certification courses and professional development to a diverse audience
of U.S. and international military and civilian students. SSCS directly supports the Defense Security Cooperation
Agency's (DSCA) mission of advancing US national security and foreign policy by enabling the SC workforce and building the capacity
of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. Core functional areas include Security Cooperation Case Life Cycle
Management, Sustainment, and Acquisition, SC Security Cooperation Officer training, SC Planning, Oversight and Execution,
International Programs, Execution Support, Executive Education, and Defense Advisor training.
2475 K. Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433-7641
Established by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in response to 2017 legislation, DSCU is the center
of excellence for Security Cooperation training, education, and academic research. DSCU develops curriculum,
provides instruction, and partners with other institutions to train and educate the Security Cooperation
workforce and others involved in Security Cooperation. DSCU also oversees and manages the implementation of
the Department of Defense Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program to develop an agile, certified,
and experienced workforce ready to meet the current and future global Security Cooperation missions.
Congress provided clear direction regarding the purpose of DSCU, which is listed in Section 384 of Title 10 and the Joint Explanatory Statement of the 2017 NDAA.
DSCU delivers the education, training, research, and analysis to the U.S. Security Cooperation
Workforce and the institutional capacity building to our allies and partners to meet the current and future global
security cooperation mission.
DSCU is the indispensable institution for security cooperation education, training, research, and institutional
capacity building that is universally recognized as the center of intellectual life for the Security Cooperation
- Academic Excellence: Commitment to personal, professional, and SC workforce innovation and growth
through academics and integrity.
- Accountability: Maintaining the highest integrity in meeting the highest standards of the DoD,
Congress, and the US taxpayer at a reasonable cost.
- Agility: Providing education, support, and relevant information in a timely and efficient manner.
- Collaboration: Leveraging the knowledge of the SC community in order to develop valuable and timely
SC academic curriculum.
- Community: Dedication to building and upholding relationships within the SC community and adding
value to the workforce
- Diversity: Representation of varied experiences through faculty, staff, students, and curriculum
Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
DAU is a modern learning platform delivering continuous learning and support tailored to the needs of the
Defense Acquisition Workforce. Everything we do at DAU is for you, the acquisition professional — including
formal courses in-person and online, events and workshops, job support tools, consulting and more. As your
learning partner, we will be with you in the classroom, online, and in your workplace — whenever and
wherever you need us. All of our learning assets are meant to help you develop and manage acquisition
programs, projects, and systems that continue to make our nation's warfighters the best-equipped armed
forces in the world.
The shield, swords, and grid-lined globe are derived from the seal of the Defense Security Cooperation
Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University’s parent agency. These elements represent
DSCA’s motto, “SECURITY THROUGH GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS.” The two swords come together to
represent strength through Cooperation among the Department of Defense’s academic institutions.
These institutions provide a robust learning environment to address the core needs of a professional
Security Cooperation workforce. The lamp of knowledge, with its eternal flame, symbolizes the enduring
value of the pursuit of knowledge while the laurel wreath signifies triumph in the achievement of academic