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Defense Security Cooperation Agency Launches New Workforce Certification Program

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2020—The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) launched the Department of Defense (DOD) Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program on Jan. 1, 2020, for civilian and military members of the Security Cooperation workforce.  

Fiscal Year 2019 Arms Sales Total of $55.4 Billion Shows Continued Strong Sales

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2019 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announces arms sales of $55.4 billion for Fiscal Year 2019.  This total increases the three-year rolling average to $51 billion, demonstrating continued strength in the sales of U.S. defense articles and services to allies and foreign partners. 

New Defense School to Educate, Certify Security Cooperation Professionals

SEPT. 26, 2019 | BY C. TODD LOPEZ

Defense officials — including John C. Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, and Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency — attended a ribbon cutting ceremony near the Pentagon today to officially open the new DSCU's doors.

New Director Assumes Leadership of DIILS

NEWPORT, RI, July 12, 2019 -- CAPT Ian Wexler, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy, assumed directorship of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), a component organization of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, on July 1, 2019. 

Wexler, a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Richmond Law School, became the 13th director of DIILS, assuming the directorship from Col Kirk Davies, Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force. 

Hospital Ship Mission to Central America, South America and the Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command


The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) deploys from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday, June 14. 

DSCA Director LTG Hooper to speak at Brookings

We are excited to announce that DSCA Director LTG Charles Hooper will join Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon on June 4 for a conversation on how security cooperation advances U.S. foreign policy objectives in an era increasingly driven by great power competition. 

Humanitarian Mine Action increases demining capacity in Morocco

United Stated Africa Command

KENITRA, Morocco – U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participated in Humanitarian Mine Action with members of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces April 1-26, 2019, at Unite de Secours et Sauvetage’s Base, Kenitra, Morocco.

CJTF-HOA delivers humanitarian aid to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique

Expedited weapon delivery to Senegal proves process

Expedited weapon delivery to Senegal proves process

Photo By Debra Valine | Soldiers from the Vermont National Guard

Airmen demonstrate Rapid Global Mobility in Venezuela humanitarian mission

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ Article

Airlifting 250 tons of relief supplies to alleviate a humanitarian crisis on the other side of the hemisphere requires layers coordination between multiple military and civilian agencies in a condensed timeframe.


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