Office of Security Cooperation (OSC)

With representatives from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, the Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) is a Joint Service Organization responsible for implementing U.S. defense and security policies in Honduras. This primarily includes providing military equipment, training, and services to the Honduran military, but also includes providing humanitarian assistance to other government organizations and civilian populations as needed.

The OSC works in three areas: Enhancing the Honduran Armed Forces efforts to counter transnational criminal networks; promoting the principles of human rights, rule of law, democracy, and civilian control of the military; and preparing for and providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief responses when requested.

The OSC plans and oversees U.S. military activities in Honduras through formal programs such as Foreign Military Sales / Financing (FMS / FMF), International Military Education and Training (IMET), Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA), State Partnership Program (SPP), and Traditional Commander’s Activities (TCA); and military-to-military engagements such as joint exercises, conferences, trainings, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs), and disaster preparedness activities.

The main OSC offices are located on a small compound near the Tegucigalpa International Airport in Colonia Las Torres.