Global Center for
Security Cooperation
Monterey, CA
Global Center for
Security Cooperation
BLUF: A Unique OSD Asset
• The Global Center is the only entity within DoD that tracks
International Partner Education events of all kinds (resident
and non-resident courses, conferences, seminars,
workshops, etc.) conducted by numerous schools/centers,
using all fund sources.
• Aggregating information allows GCSC to support
collaboration efforts among providers and identify potential
overlaps, conflicts, or undesired redundancies.
• GCSC provides more effective, efficient, and valuable
application of DoD International Education resources in
accordance with Defense Security Cooperation Guidance.2
Global Center for
Security Cooperation
MISSION
The Global Center for Security Cooperation organizes
and manages a consortium of the Defense
Department’s International Partner Education
providers in order to coordinate, integrate and
deconflict their efforts, to enhance OSD policy
dissemination, and to increase awareness of DoD
partner nation education and training resources,
consistent with OSD priorities.
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Global Center for
Security Cooperation
Organization
“The Global Center, which
is a small entity, has an
impact much larger than
its size.”
Joseph A. Benkert,
then-ASD/GSA
Director
Dr. Jim Wirtz
831-656-3783
[email protected]
Dean, NPS/SIGS is
dual-hatted as
Director, GCSC
Executive
Director
Thomas F. Ellzey
831-656-3166
[email protected]
Operations
Officer
Academic &
Knowledge Manager
Curriculum
Specialist x 2
Warren Hoy
831-656-1110
[email protected]
Chamnan Lim
8310656-1105
[email protected]
VACANT
Small team delivers big efficiencies at little cost
Global Center for
Security Cooperation
The Global Center is:
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An entity of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
A subordinate organization of the Defense Security Cooperation
Agency (DSCA).
Resident at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
A Coordinating Authority for OSD-P and DSCA.
An advocate for Consortium members’ interests.
A conduit for Security Assistance information.
A policy disseminator.
A force multiplier for numerous DoD educational institutions.
The Global Center is not:
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A command headquarters.
A tasking or funding authority.
“You have the broadest and deepest
understanding of what’s happening in
Security Cooperation in DoD.”
VADM William Landay,
Director, DSCA
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Global Center for
Security Cooperation
CURRENT CONSORTIUM MEMBERS (1 of 3)
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Regional Centers for Strategic Studies
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George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
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Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
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Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies
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Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
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Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
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Center for Civil-Military Relations
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NATO School
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Joint Special Operations University,Tampa, FL
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USAF Air University, Maxwell AFB, FL
“I’m excited about the
global security initiatives
that grow and extend out
to the whole world as a
result of the Global
Center. The future is in
how we use our existing
resources to build a
much stronger base and
capacity through mutual
collaboration.”
Congressman Sam Farr
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Global Center for
Security Cooperation
CURRENT CONSORTIUM MEMBERS (2 of 3)
• Marine Corps Training and Education Command, Quantico, VA
• Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, Newport, RI
• Defense Institute for Medical Operations, San Antonio, TX
• Defense Resources Management Institute, Monterey, CA
• COE in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Honolulu, HI
• Defense Language Institute English Language Center, San Antonio, TX
• Inter-American Air Forces Academy, San Antonio, TX
• Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, Ft. Benning, GA
• Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, Stennis, MS
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Global Center for
Security Cooperation
CURRENT CONSORTIUM MEMBERS (3 of 3)
• US Army Medical Department Center and School, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
• Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
• Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, CA
• USAF International Health Specialist Program, Washington, DC
• Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity, Pensacola, FL
• Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Bethesda, MD
• US Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group, Ft. Story, VA
• USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, FL
• Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command, Virginia Beach, VA
• Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
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Security Cooperation
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DLIFLC
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Security Cooperation
GCSC Global Reach in FY13
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1544 Events in
129 Countries
1143 MET Events
401 Resident Courses
Event Locations
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Global Center for
Security Cooperation
Global Center Activities & Services
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Curriculum Reviews
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Functional Reviews
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Ensure curricula are current, properly focused, and IAW OSD and other guidance
GCSC builds teams of appropriate SMEs, coordinates visits and reviews, prepares reports
Reviews generally offered to smaller schools that do not have independent accreditation
processes
Reviews are conducted at the request/invitation of member institutions
Ensure entire programs are conducted IAW with OSD and other guidance and priorities
(“The right material, on the right topics, in the right places, at the right times”)
GCSC conducts reviews in cooperation with institutions
Communities of Interest
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Allow collaboration among members’ SMEs (and others) to increase efficiency of IPE efforts
GCSC develops initial membership, establishes COI, hosts on GlobalNet
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Security Cooperation
Global Center Activities & Services
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Coordination and Deconfliction
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Ensures efficiency of overall IPE efforts across several schoolhouses
GCSC tracks the Common Operating Picture to identify potential overlaps, conflicts,
redundancies, and shortfalls
GCSC works with members to address possible problem areas
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Has no authority to direct changes
Information Clearinghouse
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Disseminates to consortium members information regarding policy changes, upcoming
events, requests for assistance or information, and general interest
Policy documents, AARs, Best Practices, schedules, etc. also posted on GlobalNet
Members also exchange information directly via email, phone
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Security Cooperation
Global Center Activities & Services
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Increased Visibility of Member Activities
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Allows easier oversight for OSD, DSCA, COCOMs, Services
Provides marketing tools for members seeking to increase their visibility or
grow student loads
Products include:
• Weekly Snapshots
– Emailed directly to over 1500 subscribers throughout DoD
• Semi-Annual Newsletter with member highlights
– Emailed directly to over 500 subscribers, including senior DoD leadership
• Catalogue of International Partner Education Resources
– Distributed to OSD, COCOMs, and schoolhouses
– Also available online via GlobalNet at https://www.globalcenterlink.org
• Common Operating Picture
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Common Operating Picture
Products Available via GlobalNet System
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Calendar of Events
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Database of Professional Resources
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Includes over 1500 member courses, seminars, conferences, etc. annually
Searchable by subject area, date, location (country, city), course title, fund source
Viewable in calendar, spreadsheet, or timeline views
Hundreds of professionals in numerous fields, concentrations, and geographic regions
Available for faculty exchanges, collaboration, conference presentations, etc.
Catalogue of International Partner Education Resources
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Includes course descriptions, SMEs, contact information for 29 Consortium members
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Archives of After-Action Reports, Lessons Learned, and Best Practices
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Online library of Defense Department policy and guidance documents
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Security Cooperation
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Security Cooperation
Benefits to COCOMs
• Provides more effective and valuable application of DoD resources
(International Education) to worldwide “customers” (COCOMs,
Regional Centers, Partners and Allies).
• Provides Common Operating Picture via GlobalNet
• Provides total asset visibility of supporting capabilities
• Provides linkages with training and education providers at
institutes/schools integrated within GCSC consortium
• Provides educational and subject matter experts
• Promotes application of Defense Security Cooperation Guidance
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Global Center for
Security Cooperation
Benefits to OSD & DSCA
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Provides more efficient IPE effort by deconflicting and harmonizing courses
and events
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Provides more effective application of DoD’s IPE resources to worldwide
“customers” (COCOMs, Regional Centers, Partners and Allies)
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Provides Common Operating Picture via GlobalNet
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Provides total asset visibility of supporting capabilities
Consolidates information for ready reference and reports generation
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Promotes application of Guidance for Employment of the Force (GEF),
Defense Security Cooperation Guidance, and other policy documents
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Develops new data via survey process
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Security Cooperation
Benefits of Consortium Membership
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Membership has no dollar cost and minimal personnel costs
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Access to Common Operating Picture via GlobalNet web portal
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Vast information consolidated for ready reference
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Means of communication with other providers
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Total asset visibility of supporting capabilities
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Access to professional educational resources in numerous disciplines
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Access to archives of After-Action Reports and Lessons Learned
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Access to training and education events conducted by Consortium
members
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Access to a curriculum review process which ensures that planned
courses are thorough and effective, and that stakeholders and DSCA are
kept up-to-date on proposed course curricula
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Linkages with nationally recognized educational institutions
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Global Center for
Security Cooperation
Conclusion
The Global Center provides savings and efficiencies for DoD by
ensuring an effective, collaborative International Partner Education
effort across DoD and Service institutions. We provide a clear
Common Operating Picture, and have a structure in place to support
requirements of OSD, DSCA, the COCOMs, the Regional Centers, and
all our Consortium members.
The Global Center Consortium is greater than the sum of its parts. It is
a force multiplier, strengthening OSD’s International Partner Education
programs by facilitating coordinated efforts by IPE providers.
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