ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements are added regularly. Check back often for updates.



Changes to Student Travel Funding

The DSCU Budget Office no longer administers student travel funds as in previous years, but funds may still be acquired through the Service/Agency’s funding process if needed from DSCA. Students should coordinate with their service detailers or appropriate budget office to acquire travel funds. Student travel will be administered through the students’ respective organization, per their rules and regulations. Questions regarding other travel-related budget issues may be directed to the DSCU Budget Office at: DSCU Budget Department, 937-713-3341 (DSN: 713), dsca.wright-patt.dscu.mbx.budget@mail.mil.

Date posted: 9/27/2022



SSCS Courses Open for Registration

All available FY23 courses, within the DSCU School of Security Cooperation Studies, are now open for registration! Check out the FY23 course catalog. You'll find a mix of virtual and resident offerings and a broad range of topics. We'll also be on the road a bit more in FY23, and we're looking forward to bringing some of our courses to a location near you. Register today. Virtual or in-person, our place or yours, we're looking forward to seeing you in FY23!

Date posted: 9/27/2022



We Want Your Submissions for Security Cooperation Articles!

Impacts: A Security Cooperation Publication welcomes articles, essays, and commentaries of up to 10000 words on any topic relating to Security Cooperation, broadly defined, and the education and professional development of the Security Cooperation Workforce. Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) manages Impacts as a refereed forum on the conduct of Security Cooperation for the broad audience of international security academics and professionals; we particularly encourage pieces presenting new ideas in Security Cooperation. We welcome reader responses to essays or commentaries that have appeared in Impacts. Such inputs, including book reviews, need not be lengthy- under 3000 words.

Articles, essays, and commentaries should be double spaced and annotated with endnotes in an unformatted Microsoft Word document conforming to The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.).

Impacts encourages authors to provide illustrations to accompany submissions. If authors wish to provide photographs, they may provide them in digital format with a minimum resolution of 72 dots per inch. Authors should provide captions and credits with all images. All material-photographs, maps, charts, must be public domain. Impacts cannot accept previously published submissions or copyrighted material. All content will be published/processed in accordance with DoDI 5230.29, “Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release,” and DoDI 5230.09,”Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release.” Articles may be required to carry the disclaimer: “The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.” If you submit the article for publication in IMPACTS, you certify it has been cleared by your agency as necessary.

Please send your submissions to: dsca.wright-patt.dscu.list.impacts@mail.mil

Date posted: 9/27/2022



SC Certification Pause

The Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) has reached its five-year milestone since it was mandated under National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 and enacted under 10 USC Chapter 16, Section 384. In order to support the National Defense Strategy and further implement the full scope of 10 USC Chapter 16, Section 384, it is imperative for the DOD's SCWDP to reassess and adjust its workforce definition and tracking, the certification process, and program activities to broaden its scope for the Workforce to meet the new demands of the Security Cooperation enterprise. This review allows for fine-tuning the certification requirements to meet the needs of individual organizations, while strengthening the capabilities of the SC Workforce. While DoD reevaluates the SCWDP, we are pausing current certification deadlines. DSCU courses will remain available for all to continue training and meeting current certification requirements. This SCWDP reassessment initiative will take approximately 6 - 9 months. DSCU will periodically post updates on the progression of the SCWDP changes. Please visit our Certification website frequently asked questions for updated information.

Date posted: 10/25/2022



DSCU President speaks at Washington Defense and Security Seminar

Dr. Celeste Gventer, DSCU President, addresses members of the diplomatic corps

Dr. Celeste Gventer, DSCU President, addresses members of the diplomatic corps from Western Hemisphere countries at the Perry Center's Washington Defense and Security Seminar (William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies).

Date posted: 11/4/2022



The Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) Announces Initial Operational Capacity

The newly established Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) reached initial operating capacity Oct. 31, 2022 as the Center launches operationally in a virtual presence, where it will function until a physical location is finalized.

The IWC serves as the central mechanism for developing the Department of Defense’s (DOD) irregular warfare knowledge and advancing the Department's understanding of irregular warfare concepts and doctrine in collaboration with key allies and partners.

The Center’s foundation is built upon 3 main pillars:

  • AMPLIFY and collaborate to build an innovative and adaptable global networked IW community of interest.
  • Strategically ILLUMINATE current and future irregular threats, crises, and obstacles.
  • ADDRESS current and future irregular threats to the US, allies, and partners by providing optionality to leaders.

The IWC will feature world-class research, rigorous analysis, tailored education, and international engagement to strengthen the United States’ network of international security partners. Additionally, the Center is designed to amplify the Department’s existing Regional Defense Fellowship Program (RDFP) and be complementary to the DoD Regional Centers (RCs) for Security Studies. The IWC will serve as the only global DOD center, which works in close collaboration to amplify Regional Centers’ IW efforts.

The Center’s research will tackle the challenges and threats faced by the U.S. and its allies and partners as they protect their security, stability, and democratic principles. Based on this research, the IWC will support adjustments to Department policies and doctrine, and provide advanced irregular warfare education with allies and partners, facilitated by expert practitioners, to support innovative and practical responses to emerging challenges.

For more information on the IWC please visit: irregularwarfarecenter.org.


-- By David Wyscaver (CTR), IWC Media and Communications Specialist, Morgan 6 LLC.

Date posted: 11/22/2022