Forty Locally Employed Staff Attend Intermediate Course

Posted on: 8/3/2023

The Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) facilitated the Intermediate Locally Employed (LE) Staff Course July 24-28, 2023, for 40 LE staff students. The students, who are foreign nationals, work in 25 U.S. Embassies Security Cooperation Organizations (SCOs) across the globe.

The growing importance of Security Cooperation as a tool of national security demonstrates the criticality of all SCO personnel at U.S. embassies. DSCU works to ensure all SCO personnel have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate in this vital Security Cooperation space.

The Intermediate LE Staff course built upon the basic LE Staff course and provided a deeper and broader background in Security Cooperation management to LE Staff with increased responsibilities. The intermediate course supplied instruction on SCO roles and responsibilities; U.S. Security Cooperation legislation, policy, and procedures; whole of government planning; and in-depth training on advanced international training management.

DSCU’s four geographic campuses, mobile training teams, and virtual learning center advance national security and foreign policy objectives by addressing Security Cooperation challenges at home and abroad through education and partnerships. This course took place at DSCU’s SSCS campus located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

DSCU strives to be the center of intellectual life for the Security Cooperation enterprise; we prepare a global network of professionals to achieve outcomes that enhance the security of the United States and its partners and allies. SSCS is a component element of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) and supports DSCA’s mission of training, educating, and providing for the long-term development of the Security Cooperation enterprise.

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