Offices and Directorates

DSCA Organizational Chart


The DSCU team consists of more than 470 personnel, five components and four headquarters all led by a single AD, who is dual-hatted as the DSCU President. DSCU’s mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of Security Cooperation through the education, training, and development of the U.S. Security Cooperation workforce and through the education, training, and institutional capacity building of partner nations; and to produce research, analysis, and lessons learned that expand the intellectual foundations of Security Cooperation. DSCU strives to be the center of intellectual life for the Security Cooperation enterprise and the partner of choice for Security Cooperation program implementation. 

SPP centralizes all planning functions, including strategic planning, program design, and administrative and execution policy across all authorities and programs for full-spectrum Security Cooperation planning. This Office is responsible for all strategic planning functions – including the Regional Planning and Program Design (RPPD) Directorate, the Strategy and Initiatives (SI) Directorate, and the Execution Policy and Analysis (EPA) Directorate.  The regional structure under the Deputy AD for Regional Planning and Program Design is similar to other Directorates for consistency and regional/country-aligned teaming.  This regional structure unifies functional tasking and supervisory lines.
This Office brings together all operational, or execution-based functions, including the Regional Execution (REX), the Global Execution (GEX), and Weapons (WPNS) Directorates – each led by a Deputy AD.  The International Operations staff is organized in the same regional structure as the planners in SPP.  The Deputy AD for Global Execution handles all functions that span across every region.  Programs such as End Use Monitoring (EUM), Excess Defense Articles (EDA), or operations such as 36(b) Congressional Notifications also fall within the Office of International Operations.
The Office of Business Operations includes Deputy ADs for Information, Management and Technology (IMT), Comptroller (CMP), Financial Policy and Regional Execution (FPRE), and Security and Facilities (SF).
The Chief Performance Office (CPO) and Talent Management (TM) make up the two discrete Directorates in the Office of Administration.  CPO is the clearinghouse for all internal data, as well as internal controls, audit management, and functional requirements.  CPO incorporates both the AM&E function and continuous improvement mandates.  TM provides a full-range of human capital services Agency-wide and implements human capital management, to include organizational and professional development, to attract and retain a diverse workforce.