Combating Terrorism and Irregular Warfare Fellowship Program (CTIWFP)


  • Educate and train mid- and senior-level partner defense and security officials

  • Build and strengthen a global network of Combating Terrorism (CbT) and Irregular Warfare (IW) experts and practitioners at the operational and strategic levels

  • Build and reinforce the CbT and IW capabilities of partner nations through operational and strategic level education

  • Contribute to efforts to counter ideological support to terrorism

  • Provide a flexible and proactive program to respond to emerging CbT and IW requirements


Program oversight and prioritization is performed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism (DASD SO/LIC-CT)

Program management is performed by DSCA

Criteria for program event funding are approved by SO/LIC and managed by DSCA


Annual appropriation