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International Officer Supply Course (IOSCO)

Last updated: 14 Nov 2023


International officers grades O-1 to O-4 only, waivers available for civilian students. Course familiarizes students with the organizational structure of the U.S. Government, U.S. Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and their relationship to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) processes.  Discusses Logistics Supply Chain, defined as identifying, locating, ordering and tracking assets. Assists international customers develop a working knowledge of Department of Defense web-based logistics systems and FMS requisitioning procedures, and all aspects of the Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP).

Course provides knowledge of:
  • Asset Visibility of DLA stock levels,
  • Item Managers notes,
  • requisition status, including detailed shipping information.
Course also provides a detailed overview of Acquisition Logistics, Allowance Models, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Fleet Logistic Center (FLC) and Weapons System Support (WSS) operations. Discusses specific allowance determination for FMS customers to include ship transfer and shipyard procedures.  Students work with their country's real time data to demonstrate methods used to improve logistics support.

Following six weeks of classroom instruction, students depart on a three-week tour of U.S. and Navy logistics centers, reinforcing theory and practices learned in the classroom. Students visit NAVSUP/WSS International Programs Directorate, Philadelphia, receiving briefings on current business practices supporting FMS cases. Students meet with subject matter experts in Navy FMS cases, Country Program Managers, Security Assistance Field Representatives. Students also tour the DLA Susquehanna facility, NAVSUP FLC, and various diverse supply organizations in the Norfolk, Virginia, area. A robust Field Studies Program includes visits to Newport, Boston, Providence, New York City, Washington, D.C. and other sites are an integral part of the program. Students return to Newport for graduation and departure.

Point of Contact
Navy Supply Corps School
Educational Counselor

1378 Porter Ave.
Naval Station Newport
Newport, RI 02841

(401) 841-4819

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