Comprehensive Security Course (CSC)
The five-week Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course fosters critical thinking as it exposes mid-career security practitioners from governments and other influential agencies from all over the Indo-Pacific to a diverse array of regional beliefs and perspectives. The term ‘comprehensive security’ goes beyond military defense to include the need to take into account other aspects vital to national stability, such as environmental, social, communication, and energy security. These, often transboundary issues, require cooperation with other countries, even those that are not partners. Comprehensive security emphases confidence building through preventive diplomacy, inclusion, critical infrastructure and economic security to enhance overall stability. CSC is especially useful for those working in complex security environments dealing with geopolitical powers, crises, violent extremism, and transnational maritime threats. In supportive surroundings, Fellows assess their security environments, identify threats, investigate security disruptors, and probe governance challenges as they work together to build relationships and mutual understanding, and identify resilient solutions that improve national and regional security. They apply this knowledge to action-oriented projects that strive to achieve real organizational and even national outcomes. Throughout this educationally empowering, comprehensive security program, capacity is developed in security practitioners to support the ideals of rules-based international order, and a free and open Indo-Pacific, with the expectation that we all identify how best to contribute to regional security.
Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC)
This one-week Course covers trends and current issues shaping the regional security environment. The course focuses on U.S. policy and provides an introduction to regional cultures, politics, protocols and challenges. The curriculum broadly examines: Security Foundations; Regional Security Perspectives; Country Specific Issues; Transnational Issues; Governance, and Development and Security Cooperation Issues. This rigorous program of lectures and interactive sessions better equips graduating course Fellows with policy perspectives and tools important for duties at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, service/functional components, and other U.S. Government Agencies and Activities. MASL: SAP0004
Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism Course (CSRT)
This four-week course provides focused knowledge and skills practiced at the operational and strategic level, all designed to enhance Fellow’s ability to work together to counter ideological support for and combat terrorism cooperatively for the long term. The course facilitates relationships among current and future counter-terrorism practitioners. It also helps engender trust necessary for increased information sharing and identify ways to reduce cultural obstacles to cooperation in the international struggle against terrorism. MASL: SAP0002
Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation (CMSC)
This course is designed to enhance the capability of interagency officials from governments, militaries, regional bodies, non-governmental and international organizations to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region and to foster shared understanding to protect the rules-based international order. The course will deepen appreciation of the maritime domain and its role in national, regional and geopolitical security dynamics. Participants will enhance their recognition of the broad range of maritime stakeholders, their shared interests, and whole-of-society opportunities for security cooperation. All involved will gain knowledge, skills and networks to advance security, stability and prosperity in a free and open Indo-Pacific at the agency, national, and regional level, with the goal to advance understanding of international law, rules, and norms of behavior.
CMSC will enable appreciation of the role and uses of sea power, the key drivers of security dynamics within the Indo-Pacific and the significant maritime challenges facing the region. The course will encourage use of analytical tools, best practices, confidence-building measures, rules-based approaches and key enablers for security cooperation, risk management, and dispute resolution to comprehensively address maritime security challenges. Participants will develop professional relationships and networks of trust among a community of mid-career officials from a wide variety of militaries, civilian ministries, law enforcement agencies, regional bodies, non-governmental and international organizations addressing maritime issues across the Indo-Pacific region.
Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) for senior executives
This one-week course is an intensive program for current senior leaders. It is designed for military officers at the two- and three-star level and director/general civilian equivalents from the Indo-Pacific region. The curriculum emphasizes the impact of change in the region and evolving security roles, capabilities, and opportunities. MASL: SAP0003