Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Security Cooperation Office Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

Security Cooperation (SC) Legislation and Policy

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Module 2, Security Cooperation Office Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships


This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for understanding the roles, functions, and relationships of a typical SCO. SCOs directly interface with foreign partners on a daily basis and are responsible for most aspects of country-level SC planning, coordination, and program management.

  • Lesson 1 - Identify SCO terms, roles, and the variance of organizational structure.
  • Lesson 2 - Explain SCO functions.
  • Lesson 3 - Identify the relationships maintained by a SCO.

NOTE: This learning guide is for reference or professional development only. No certificate is awarded for completion.

Target Audience

This learning guide is for any personnel working Security Cooperation.


This learning guide takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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