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Originally posted on: 11/20/2023
A team from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Malaysia to conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict with members of the Malaysian military.
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Originally posted on: 11/17/2023
A mobile training team (MTT) from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) recently traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania to conduct a two-week international partner whole-of-government Security Cooperation and foreign military sales (FMS) training with Lithuanian Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Lithuanian Military Departments personnel.
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Originally posted on: 10/27/2023
A team from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to the Dominican Republic to conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict with members of the Dominican Republic Army, Navy, and Air Force.
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Originally posted on: 10/19/2023
Kudos to Dr. Thomas-Durrell Young, the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Senior Academic Analyst, on the publication of his most recent book published by Routledge.
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Originally posted on: 10/18/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) and The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs co-hosted the second annual Security Cooperation Conference, “Delivering on the Promise of Security Cooperation” October 12-13, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
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Originally posted on: 10/17/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to El Salvador to meet with members of the military as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Photo of Connie cutting a sheet cake
Originally posted on: 10/16/2023
Golden anniversaries are an impressive milestone, especially in the workplace. Ms. Constance “Connie” Stokesbury, Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Administrative Assistant, has dedicated the past 50 years to being a federal employee. And if you ask her, she has no intent on slowing down.
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Originally posted on: 10/11/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Georgia to meet with members of the Georgian military.
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Originally posted on: 9/29/2023
Colonel Elizabeth F. Allen, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army, assumed the directorship of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) September 29, 2023.
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Originally posted on: 9/27/2023
In 2023, the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) conducted five, seven-week Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) courses, which provided nearly 250 SCO students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to translate partner nation requirements into actionable Security Cooperation initiatives.
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Originally posted on: 9/27/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Bulgaria to meet with members of the Bulgarian Navy as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Originally posted on: 9/25/2023
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Policy (OSDP) announced today that the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) realigned to the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), a directorate of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
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Originally posted on: 9/7/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) and The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs will co-host the second annual Security Cooperation Conference, “Delivering on the Promise of Security Cooperation” October 12-13, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
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Originally posted on: 9/5/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to North Macedonia to conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict with members of the N. Macedonian Army.
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Originally posted on: 9/1/2023
A Strategic Advisor Course recently concluded for fifteen students, including seven Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Ministry of Defense Advisors who will deploy to worldwide assignments, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC), Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
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Originally posted on: 8/28/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Palau to meet with members of its military as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Originally posted on: 8/18/2023
Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) is excited to introduce its competitive research grant program. The growing importance of Security Cooperation as a tool of national security demonstrates the importance of dedicated research, critical inquiry and scholarship that advances knowledge and practice of Security Cooperation.
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Cake cutting ceremony
Originally posted on: 8/16/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), located in Newport, R. I., recently surpassed the highest recorded annual total of international students in residence with DIILS.
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Originally posted on: 8/10/2023
A team from DSCU’s Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Somalia to meet with members of its military as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Originally posted on: 8/3/2023
Orginally posted July 11, 2023. DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG) recently conducted two consecutive, week-long, mobile education courses in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read more here.
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Originally posted on: 8/3/2023
Originally posted on July 18, 2023. DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG), in collaboration with the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) and the Mississippi National Guard (MSNG), recently hosted visits from Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan Human Resource Management (HRM) leaders at various HRM installations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Read more here.
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Originally posted on: 8/3/2023
Orginally posted on July 25, 2023. The Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism course recently concluded at the Institute for Security Governance with another cohort of participants from around the globe. Read me here.
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Originally posted on: 8/3/2023
During a recent Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) Security Cooperation engagement, the Chief of the Romanian Air Force presented Ms. Lynn Sylmar, a DILLS Legal Institutional Capacity Building Attorney, with the Romanian Air Force Emblem of Honor, in recognition of her contributions.
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Originally posted on: 8/3/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) facilitated the Intermediate Locally Employed (LE) Staff Course July 24-28, 2023, for 40 LE staff students.
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Ms Sandy Long
Originally posted on: 8/3/2023
From July 24-26, 2023, Defense Security Cooperation University’ Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) department executed the fourth National Capitol Region (NCR)-based SCO Operational Engagements Course (Briefings and Consultations) in Fiscal Year 2023.
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Originally posted on: 7/31/2023
A mobile training team (MTT) from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) traveled to Brasov, Romania, July 7-23, 2023, to facilitate international partner foreign military sales (FMS) training.
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Originally posted on: 7/25/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina to meet with members of its military as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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JFAOC students
Originally posted on: 7/18/2023
Members of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) supported the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s (DLIFLC) most recent Joint Foreign Area Officer Course (JFAOC) in Monterey, California, from June 26-30, 2023.
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DSCU’s Mr. John Zavage
Originally posted on: 7/13/2023
From June 25-27, 2023, Mr. John Zavage, the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) Curriculum Lead, participated in the 2023 Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) Summer Congress in Helsinki, Finland.
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Originally posted on: 7/11/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Poland to conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict with members of the Polish military.
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Originally posted on: 7/10/2023
A mobile training team (MTT) from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) recently traveled to Canberra, Australia, to conduct international partner foreign military sales (FMS) training with personnel in the Australian Support Office Foreign Military Sales.
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Call for Submissions
Originally posted on: 7/10/2023
Impacts: A Security Cooperation Publication welcomes articles, essays, and commentaries of up to 10000 words on any topic relating to Security Cooperation.
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CAPT Ian Wexler departs from Navy Service June 23, 2023
Originally posted on: 6/29/2023
NEWPORT, R. I. – The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) celebrated the distinguished career of Captain Ian S. Wexler, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC), United States Navy (USN), during a retirement ceremony on Naval Station Newport June 23, 2023.
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Mr. Geoffrey Freeman, Ms. Tamara Phillips, Dr. Howard Jones, and Mr. James Pate
Originally posted on: 6/26/2023
In commemoration of Juneteenth, on June 21, 2023, the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU’S) diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) council, LEAD Forward, hosted guest speaker, Mr. Geoffrey Freeman, and Ohio-based multiple award-winning artist, Mr. James Pate, at DSCU’s School of Security Cooperation Studies on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
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SCO Photo June 23
Originally posted on: 6/26/2023
From June 12-14, 2023, fifty-two Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) students attended the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) SCO Operational Engagements Course (Briefings and Consultations) in the National Capital Region.
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Originally posted on: 6/23/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to the Bahamas to meet with members of the Royal Bahama Defence Forces as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Originally posted on: 6/22/2023
All the best to the latest group of course participants to complete ISG’s resident course: DEVELOPING CYBER ORGANIZATIONS AND WORKFORCES. Click here to read more.
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Originally posted on: 6/21/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Lebanon to meet with members of the Lebanese Navy as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Originally posted on: 6/16/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Georgia to meet with members of the Georgian military as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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DIILS and Moroccan Royal Armed Forces personnel
Originally posted on: 6/6/2023
A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Morocco to meet with members of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Originally posted on: 5/30/2023
Kudos to three Defense Security Cooperation University Office of the President colleagues, Dr. Jason Fritz, Mr. Michael Skaggs and Dr. Thomas-Durrell Young, for their recently published academic works.
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ISG Personnel
Originally posted on: 5/30/2023
ISG recently concluded the Civil-Military Coordination in Disaster Relief course which develops a comprehensive understanding of how national governments organize and use their armed forces to support domestic and international disaster response operations. To read more, click here.
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Originally posted on: 5/26/2023
A School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) mobile training team (MTT) recently traveled to Finland to conduct the International Partner Security Cooperation Logistics and Finance course.
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DIILS Partners in Bahrain
Originally posted on: 5/25/2023
A Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) team recently traveled to Bahrain to meet with members of its military as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.
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Indonesia personnel
Originally posted on: 5/22/2023
A DIILS team recently returned from Indonesia after meeting with members of the Indonesian military as part of an ongoing maritime Security Cooperation program.
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DA Course 1
Originally posted on: 5/17/2023
Senior U.S. Government Security Cooperation personnel attended Defense Advising-205, Intermediate Strategic Advising, for two weeks during May 2023, in the National Capital Region.
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DIILS team in Ecuador
Originally posted on: 5/15/2023
A DIILS team recently traveled to Ecuador to meet with members of their military as part of an ongoing security Cooperation Program.
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French Army officer speaking to students
Originally posted on: 5/11/2023
French Army Captain Thomas Vermeulen, currently assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces in Paris, spoke to the Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism course on the topic of “French Forces in the Sahel- NIAC Legal Issues."
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Biannual Indo-Pacific Regional Maritime Domain Awareness
Originally posted on: 5/4/2023
The Institute for Security Governance recently worked with U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet and the navies and coast guards from over 30 countries to redesign the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training multilateral training exercise. Read more here.
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Originally posted on: 5/2/2023
A Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) team recently traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania.
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ISG GCMC Ukraine Resilience Workshop
Originally posted on: 5/1/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG), in partnership with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, recently held its second Ukraine resiliency engagement. Read more here.
SCO Class
Originally posted on: 4/28/2023
On April 19, 2023, Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) personnel completed Defense Security Cooperation University''s (DSCU) seven-week combined training program.
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UNI-day
Originally posted on: 4/24/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) newly established Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) is scheduled to host its fourth Irregular Warfare (IW)-themed event, University Days, April 25-26, 2023, at the DSCU’s Arlington, Va. Campus. Read more here.
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Originally posted on: 4/20/2023
CAPT Ian Wexler and a DIILS team recently met with lawyers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
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Originally posted on: 4/12/2023
Twelve U.S. defense industry professionals attended the Security Cooperation Industry Orientation Course, IND-101, April 4-6 at the Defense Security Cooperation University in the National Capitol Region.
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Originally posted on: 4/11/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) hosted a visiting team of faculty and graduate students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University April 6, 2023.
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Originally posted on: 4/10/2023
A Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) team recently traveled to Slovenia to conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict with members of the Slovenian Army.
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DSCU Shield
Originally posted on: 4/7/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) is excited to announce the launch of a new distance learning course titled, “SCO-120: Basic Security Cooperation Officer/Organization (SCO) Operations.”
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Cutlass group photo
Originally posted on: 3/30/2023
DIILS joined U.S. Naval Forces Africa to partner with African maritime colleagues from several different countries and participate in Exercise Cutlass Express in Mombasa, Kenya.
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Originally posted on: 3/30/2023
DSCU’s president, Dr. Celeste W. Gventer, hosted a consultative session March, 24, 2023, during which Security Cooperation stakeholders and scholars brainstormed ideas for the potential scope and themes of the 2023 Security Cooperation Conference.
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Originally posted on: 3/27/2023
The week of March 20, 2023, 28 students attended the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) SC-301, Advanced Security Cooperation Management Course, five-day class in the National Capital Region.
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Originally posted on: 3/27/2023
A Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) team recently traveled to Kazakhstan to conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict with members of Kazakhstan’s military.
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Originally posted on: 3/14/2023
The Institute for Security Governance recently facilitated a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) tabletop exercise in Palau with Palauan Inter-Agency representatives.
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Executive-level students attending DSCU course
Originally posted on: 3/14/2023
Executive-level students in DSCU's Security Cooperation Executive Course, EXEC-901, engage with Sherman "Doug" Kelly, a DSCU College of Strategic Security Cooperation Instructor and Course Manager, March 7, 2023.
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Originally posted on: 3/9/2023
Dr. Celeste Gventer, Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) President, hosted a focus group March 10, 2023, on the future of Institutional Capacity Building (ICB).
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Originally posted on: 3/9/2023
Forty-six Security Cooperation Officers (SCOs) gather with Dr. Celeste Gventer, Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) President, Feb. 21, 2023, in Washington, D.C., for whole-of-government briefings during the first in-person iteration of the SCO-262 Operational Engagements Course since 2020.
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Originally posted on: 3/7/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) is currently updating and repurposing the Intermediate Regional Orientation and Cross Cultural Competence Courses (SC-250, 251, 252,253, 254, and 255).
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Staff Officer course participants and instructors
Originally posted on: 3/2/2023
ISG held a multinational staff officer course as part of Exercise Justified Accord 2023 (JA23) at the Humanitarian Peace Support School Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Poland ICB Engagement participants
Originally posted on: 2/28/2023
An ISG team recently had the pleasure of meeting with Polish Air Inspectorate partners, to include a  visit to the 2nd Tactical Air Wing at Krzesiny Air Base to learn more about current F-16 and future F-35 air operations. ISG looks forward to continued collaboration Poland as a key NATO partner and leader in regional air operations.
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Originally posted on: 2/24/2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) announces its release of the Women Peace and Security (WPS): Workshop Report.
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The Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) to Host IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup: Inaugural IWC Event
Originally posted on: 2/21/2023
The newly established Irregular Warfare Center is scheduled to host its first IW-themed event, the IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup, from Feb. 22-24, 2023, in Bethesda, Md.
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DIILS Engages with Ecuador
Originally posted on: 2/8/2023
A DIILS team recently traveled to Ecuador to meet with members of their military as part of an ongoing security cooperation program.
DIILS with FSM Maritime Police and new boat ICB
Originally posted on: 1/30/2023
Recently, a DIILS team traveled to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to meet with various stakeholders on an ongoing maritime security cooperation effort.
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Originally posted on: 1/27/2023
A DIILS team recently traveled to Varna, Bulgaria to conduct a three-day human rights and law of armed conflict executive seminar at the Bulgarian Naval Academy with senior leaders from the Bulgarian Navy. Supporting team members included judge advocates from the Tennessee National Guard and the Center for Law and Military Operations.
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Originally posted on: 1/18/2023
DIILS Director, CAPT Ian Wexler, and other DIILS team members recently had the pleasure of hosting numerous DIILS Philippine alumni at the Manila Hotel. It was fantastic to see so many of the DIILS family in the Philippines!
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Originally posted on: 12/12/2022
A DIILS team traveled to Honduras to meet with members of their military as part of an ongoing security cooperation program.
DIILS Partners with Thailand
Originally posted on: 12/6/2022
A DIILS team traveled to Thailand to meet with various maritime agencies as part of a legal maritime security cooperation effort.
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Originally posted on: 11/17/2022
A DIILS team recently traveled to Peru to conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict with members of the Peruvian military.
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Originally posted on: 11/15/2022
A DIILS team recently traveled to Estonia to conduct seminars on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict.
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Originally posted on: 11/10/2022
DSCA Director James Hursch addresses conference participants at the 2022 Security Cooperation Conference.
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Originally posted on: 11/10/2022
A DIILS team recently traveled to Micronesia to conduct seminars on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict.
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Originally posted on: 11/4/2022
Dr. Celeste Gventer, DSCU President, addresses members of the diplomatic corps from Western Hemisphere countries at the Perry Center's Washington Defense and Security Seminar.
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Originally posted on: 10/31/2022
DIILS celebrated its 30th Anniversary at an event in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this month.
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Originally posted on: 10/25/2022
Earlier this month, members of the DIILS Naval Reserve unit led a week-long course of instruction on ‘Rule of Law and Disciplined Operations’ for the class of international students in residence at the International Surface Warfare Officers School (ISWOS) on Naval Station Newport.
DIILS ENGAGES WITH FIJI
Originally posted on: 10/21/2022
A DIILS Team traveled to Fiji last month to meet with members of the Fiji National Police and conduct a seminar on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict.
DIILS Engages with Kenya
Originally posted on: 10/7/2022
A DIILS team, which included legal colleagues from U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, traveled to Mombasa, Kenya in September to meet with members of the Kenyan Navy as part of an ongoing security cooperation effort.
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Originally posted on: 9/27/2022
DSCU led a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Professional Military Education Academic workshop on 26 and 27 September, 2022
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Djibouti personnel
Originally posted on: 9/22/2022
A DIILS team recently traveled to Djibouti to conduct seminars on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict.
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Originally posted on: 9/15/2022
A DIILS team traveled to Bucharest, Romania earlier this month to meet with members of the Romanian Naval Forces as part of an ongoing security cooperation effort.
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Originally posted on: 9/12/2022
DIILS was pleased to participate in the sixth African military law forum in Botswana. Click here to read more.
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Originally posted on: 9/2/2022
Please join us in extending our congratulations and appreciation to Mrs. Lisa Clay on her retirement from federal civilian service after twenty years of dedicated service to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, DIILS and our Nation.
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COL ICB mil pros share lessons learned
Originally posted on: 8/29/2022
In August, a DIILS team traveled to Colombia to meet with officials from the Colombian military as part of an ongoing security cooperation effort.
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Originally posted on: 8/9/2022
Starting FY23, DSCU will no longer create travel orders or issue travel lines of accounting (LOAs) for Security Cooperation courses except for Ministry of Defense Advisor (MoDA) Training courses and the Security Cooperation Officer Spouse course. If needed, DSCA will still provide funds to military departments and other agencies for the purpose of funding include student travel for Security Cooperation (SC) courses. Additional funds should be requested through the normal budget process, by submitting the appropriate funding request to DSCA Comptrollers.
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DIILS team in Nigeria
Originally posted on: 8/5/2022
A DIILS team recently traveled to Nigeria to conduct seminars on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict.
Photo of Dave Lee retirement
Originally posted on: 7/29/2022
DIILS personnel had the honor of attending a ceremony to celebrate the career and retirement of CDR David T. Lee, JAGC, USN, who completed 28 years of active service with the U.S. Navy in 2020. Mr. Lee joined the DIILS staff in 2020 as a Maritime Institutional Capacity Building Attorney.
Photo of Jamaica personnel
Originally posted on: 7/19/2022
In May, a DIILS team traveled to Jamaica to meet with officials from the Jamaica Defense Forces as part of an ongoing security cooperation effort.
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Originally posted on: 7/6/2022
Did you know that DIILS will be celebrating our 30th anniversary beginning in October?
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Originally posted on: 6/13/2022
DIILS attended Oceania maritime security working group meetings in Singapore.
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Personnel in Senegal
Originally posted on: 6/6/2022
A DIILS team recently traveled to Senegal to conduct seminars on Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict.
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Vietman mission
Originally posted on: 5/26/2022
In March 2022, a DIILS team traveled to Vietnam...
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PNG Personnel
Originally posted on: 5/23/2022
A DIILS team joined colleagues from the Institute for Security Governance to conduct an Institutional Capacity Building engagement with counterparts from the Defense Forces for Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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Ms. Susan Kidd
Originally posted on: 5/23/2022
Please join us in extending our congratulations and appreciation to Ms. Susan Kidd on her retirement from federal civilian service after nearly twelve years of dedicated service.
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Originally posted on: 5/6/2022
A DIILS team met with leaders from the Guatemalan Navy’s Caribbean and Pacific Naval Commands
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Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Originally posted on: 5/6/2022
In April, DIILS engaged with the RBDF and other Bahamas government stakeholders.
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Mr. David Clay receiving retirement certificate
Originally posted on: 4/21/2022
Please join us in extending our congratulations and appreciation to Mr. David Clay on his retirement from federal civilian service after twelve years of dedicated service to our Nation.
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Mongolian Armed Forces planning team
Originally posted on: 4/15/2022
DIILS was recently part of a U.S. and Mongolian Armed Forces planning team at the Khaan Quest 22 Initial Planning Conference in Ulaanbaatar.
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Originally posted on: 3/23/2022
DIILS engaged with senior officials from the LAF
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Black Sea Regional Counterparts
Originally posted on: 3/15/2022
DIILS participated in the Black Sea Maritime Forum in Bucharest, Romania.
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2022 Course Catalog Cover
Originally posted on: 3/2/2022
DIILS is pleased to announce that its 2022 Course Catalog is now available.
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Originally posted on: 2/14/2022
A DIILS team traveled to Bogota, Colombia in late January to conduct a military justice engagement with Colombia’s Military Justice Special Administrative Unit (JPM-SAU).
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Jeffrey Davis, LNC (ret), U.S. Navy Reserve
Originally posted on: 1/27/2022
With deep sadness, we extend our condolences on the recent passing of a highly regarded former DIILS colleague, Mr. Jeffrey A. Davis, who was a Chief Legalman in the US Navy Reserve.
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Originally posted on: 12/17/2021
A DIILS team recently traveled to Uzbekistan
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Originally posted on: 12/10/2021
A DIILS team recently traveled to Garoua, Cameroon to meet with members of the Cameroonian Armed Forces to conduct Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflict Seminars.
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Originally posted on: 12/3/2021
Dr. Celeste Ward Gventer has been selected to be the new president of Defense Security Cooperation University.
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Originally posted on: 11/26/2021
A DIILS team traveled to Constanta, Romania this month to conduct a maritime Institutional Capacity Building engagement.
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Originally posted on: 11/4/2021
A DIILS team recently traveled to Riga, Latvia to meet with members of the Latvian National Armed Forces to conduct Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflict Seminars.
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Estonia personnel
Originally posted on: 9/28/2021
In September 2021, DIILS had the honor of co-hosting the Baltic Regional Operational Law Workshop with the legal department of the Estonian Ministry of Defense in Tallin, Estonia.
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Djiboutian Navy Personnel
Originally posted on: 9/21/2021
DIILS conducted a Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflict seminar for the Djiboutian Navy
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Originally posted on: 9/7/2021
A team from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, joined by Gender Advisors from USNORTHCOM, US Army North, and the US Office of Defense Cooperation in Mexico City delivered a Women, Peace, and Security focused International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law training to lawyers and emerging leaders in the Mexican Army and Air Force (SEDENA) and Mexican Navy and Marines (SEMAR) in August in Mexico City.
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Originally posted on: 8/27/2021
A DIILS team traveled to Ukraine in August and met with partners from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University and the Military Law Institute in Kharkiv.
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Originally posted on: 8/27/2021
A DIILS team met with the Special Operations Unit of the Armed Forces of Malta to conduct a Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflict Seminar.
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Originally posted on: 7/29/2021
DIILS participated in a Black Sea Maritime Collaboration tabletop exercise jointly sponsored by the Department of State Export Control and Related Border Security Program and U.S. Naval Forces Europe in Batumi, Georgia.
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Originally posted on: 7/21/2021
DIILS Team met with maritime stakeholders from the Bulgarian Navy, Ministry of Defense, Border Guard and Maritime Administration in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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Originally posted on: 6/29/2021
DIILS team discussed legal aspects of peacekeeping operations with a contingent from the Moldovan Armed Forces.
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Originally posted on: 6/15/2021
DIILS bids adieu to much-valued colleagues.
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Originally posted on: 6/11/2021
Multi-award winning international correspondent provides presentation.
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Originally posted on: 6/4/2021
DIILS met with the Secretary General of the government of the Republic of North Macedonia.
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Originally posted on: 5/27/2021
Celebrating Memorial Day.
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Originally posted on: 5/21/2021
DIILS conducts advanced-level seminar with the State Security Service of Georgia.
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Originally posted on: 5/10/2021
DIILS announces new Maritime Program Director.
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Originally posted on: 5/7/2021
Coins and Letters of Appreciation presented to staff members of Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command.
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Originally posted on: 4/21/2021
It is with deep sadness that we extend our condolences on passing of a highly regarded former DIILS colleague, Mr. Aubrey Bogle
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Originally posted on: 3/25/2021
DIILS recently conducted a 3-day virtual maritime ICB engagement with the Bahrain Coast Guard (BCG). It was the first formal meeting with DIILS since a pre-COVID visit in December 2019 which introduc
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Originally posted on: 2/26/2021
DIILS conducted a virtual institution capacity building (ICB) engagement with the Bulgarian Navy and Bulgarian Ministry of Defense in February. This was DIILS’s first formal ICB engagement with Bulga
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Originally posted on: 2/17/2021
DIILS recently conducted a virtual engagement with Vietnam government officials on maritime security operations.
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Originally posted on: 2/1/2021
Covid 19 may have impeded air travel, but DIILS team members have been busy engaging virtually with some of our partner nations.
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Originally posted on: 1/20/2021
DIILS recently graduated 15 students from our Military Justice Resident Course. Countries represented were Egypt, Kenya, Lithuania, Slovak Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Republic of North Macedonia, Ni
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Originally posted on: 12/11/2020
DSCA Director, Ms. Heidi Grant, and DSCA Senior Enlisted Advisor, CMSgt Daniel Simpson, visit DIILS and meet with DIILS staff and international participants in our Military Justice resident course.
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Originally posted on: 12/10/2020
DIILS graduated 24 students from the 2020 LCC Course. Countries represented were Cameroon, Egypt, Guatemala, Maldives, Philippines, Kenya, Lithuania, Slovak Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Republic of N
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