Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - U.S. Embassy Country Team

Security Cooperation (SC) Legislation and Policy

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Module 3, U.S. Embassy Country Teams


This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for understanding the concept of the U.S. Embassy country team, its organization, roles and responsibilities, and its relationships to Department of Defense (DoD) operations and security cooperation.

  • Lesson 1 - Define the term Embassy country team and summarize its organization, roles, responsibilities and relationship to Department of Defense (DoD) operations and security cooperation.
  • Lesson 2 - Examine the different levels of protection afforded to SCO personnel under the Vienna Convention of 1961, Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), and host nation laws.

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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