Security Cooperation Executive


EXEC 901 course is a 5 day course conducted at the Defense Security Cooperation University campus in Crystal City, Virginia. Instructional topics include history of SC, SC authorities and appropriations; SC processes and specialties, an overview of SC activities by region, and current issues in SC.


The Security Cooperation Executive Course (EXEC 901) provides an executive-level review of major USG security cooperation structures, policies, and programs to senior-level personnel in any USG Agency or military service with security cooperation responsibilities.

Target Attendees

Typical students eligible for enrollment are USG civilians GS-15 and above (or equivalent), U.S. military O-6s and above, or U.S. military E-9 Senior Enlisted Advisors to General and Flag Officers. GS-14s and military O-5s may be eligible if their current or follow-on job entails executive-level responsibilities for security cooperation planning or programs.



Substitute Course(s)

  • Security Cooperation Management Executive Course (SCM-E), Oct 1 2013 and Later
  • Security Cooperation Management Policy, Programs, and Planning Course (SCM-P3), All Years
  • Security Cooperation Management:Action Officers Course (SCM-AO), All Years
  • Security Cooperation Management:OCONUS Course (SCM-O), Oct 1 2011 and Later
  • Security Cooperation Management:OCONUS Modified Course (SCM-OM), All Years

Course Length

5 Days in residence

Additional Course Information

Delivery Mode

Distance Learning and in-residence

SC Continuous Learning Hours

Equivalent Courses


DAU Continuous Learning Points

Not evaluated

College Credit Recommended

Not reviewed

FM Continuous Education

Not evaluated

Transfer Credit Available

Not Evaluated

Constructive Credit Available

Not Evaluated

Available Classes & Registration

ClassOnline DatesResident DatesLocationClass StatusEnrollment Status 
N0508/24/2020 - 08/28/2020Arlington, VAScheduledOpenedRegister


The EXEC-901 NO4 course will be presented in asynchronous online (webinar) format May 4-8. Please contact the Executive Course Manager Sherman “Doug” Kelly (sherman.d.kelly.ctr@mail.mil or 703-697-9215) with any questions.

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