Posted on: 2/8/2024
A mobile training team (MTT) from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) recently traveled to Athens, Greece, to facilitate international partner U.S. foreign military sales (FMS) training. The two-week training was led by three SSCS faculty members who provided training to more than thirty Greek military members.
The students included members from all the Greek military services who actively manage Greek’s robust portfolio of FMS cases. The course graduation was presided over by Hellenic Air Force General Staff leadership.
Specifically, the MTT led the International Partner Security Cooperation Logistics and Finance course, in which the curriculum spans the full spectrum of Security Cooperation, including legislation & policy, technology transfer/end-use monitoring, FMS, acquisition, logistics, and financial management. SSCS’s MTT seminars/trainings typically involve up to 80 hours of training plus time for administrative functions and are usually completed over the course of 10 business days.
DSCU’s mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of Security Cooperation through the education, training, and development of the U.S. Security Cooperation workforce and through the education, training, and Institutional Capacity Building of partner nations; and to produce research, analysis, and lessons learned that expand the intellectual foundations of Security Cooperation. Founded in 1976, as the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), DSCU’s SSCS is the focal point of FMS education for all Department of Defense personnel and international partner personnel engaged in managing Security Cooperation programs.