The DoD Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Course focuses on training senior military officers, senior NCO's, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and their staff to ensure the DoD’s readiness to support its Homeland Defense and Civil Support missions. The course introduces participants to National, State, Local, and DoD statutes, directives, plans, command and control relationships, and capabilities with regard to disaster and emergency response. If you are going to attend the DSCA Phase II, you must establish an account on the JKO LCMS and register for courses from that site only.
The course consists of three phases:
PHASE I: Distance Learning orients the participants and develops awareness, comprehension and competence. DSCA Phase I can be found on the Joint Knowledge Online Learning Management System . In order to use the JKO LCMS, you must have an AKO account and/or a CAC card. Please click here to access specific instructions on how to register for this course within the JKO LMS.
Phase II Resident Course: Resident/MTT consists of a three and one-half day, interactive course focusing on inter-governmental and inter-agency response. In order to review the schedule for Phase II, log on to the JKO LCMS and click on the tab labeled COMMUNITIES. On the top of the page, scroll down to Civil Military Operations and then click on the DSCA Community of Interest. Here you will find our schedule of upcoming resident courses and other important information. Please contact the DSCA Course Registrar to register for or find out more about the DSCA seminars.
PHASE III (Alumni): This phase will provide regular updates on new developments in policy, strategy, and doctrine related to Homeland Defense, Homeland Security and emergency preparedness.