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SCO-299 popularity is growing!
Have you heard? SCO-299 popularity is growing! Since the course inception in June 2019,
SCO-299 enrollment has been increasing. A recent course participant said, “For me this
course has been a lifesaver, it has changed my perspective about how to see things differently
and how to confront things differently. I will highly encourage to make this course mandatory
for the spouses because otherwise they will go to the assignment basically blind folded.”
When accompanied, spouses can support fast-paced and demanding SCO assignments and
contribute to mission success. Spouses will sometimes perform voluntary and direct services to
support the SCO or other embassy offices – in a unique overseas environment, without typical
support systems present. SCO Spouse training is valuable for SCO mission success and family
safety (SCO assignments have risks for which the typical family is not prepared). We want to
ensure that all understand that DSCU funding will be provided for SCO spouses who
attend the course any time prior to the initial arrival date to the DoD member’s country-of-
assignment. Spouses are encouraged, but not required, to attend the course at the same time that
their husband or wife attends the Overseas Course. We understand that family situations exist
that may preclude both the member and the spouse being away from home/family at the same
Please join us for an upcoming SCO Spouse Orientation Course. Additional course details and
course dates can be found at the SCO-299 course page.
Integrity of Our Research Enterprise
DoD desiring to redouble effort to protect research integrity and intellectual capital while seeking a long-term competitive advantage and premier innovation enterprise. Click here to read the letter.