About Our Leadership

Students come to DSCU from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The work of our leadership team is to ensure every student receives a high-quality learning experience that prepares them to perform in the Security Cooperation community. Click any photo to read the corresponding biography.

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Dr. Celeste Ward Gventer

Assistant Director
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
President
Defense Security Cooperation University
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Dr. Jason E. Fritz

Vice President
Defense Security Cooperation University
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COL Elizabeth F. Allen

Director
Defense Institute of International Legal Studies
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Saul Bracero

Deputy Assistant Director
Strategic Workforce Program Directorate
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Isaac Eagan

Chief of Staff
Defense Security Cooperation University
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Dr. Howard 'Hadd' Jones

Dean
School of Security Cooperation Studies
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Kareem Oweiss

Director
Research and Lessons Learned Institute
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Steven Peterson

Deputy Assistant Director and Dean
Institutional Capacity Building Directorate
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Dr. Natalie J. Webb

Executive Director
Defense Resources Management Institute
Acting Dean
College of Strategic Security Cooperation
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Ian Wexler

Director
Institute for Security Governance
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