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DSCA 02-24

Memo Status : ActiveSupplemented by DSCA Policy Memo 05-08.
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

7/10/2002

MEMORANDUM FOR :

THE TRAINING COMMUNITY

SUBJECT :

Updated Guidance for Use in Developing and Reviewing the Eligibility of Courses I Programs for Addition to the Expanded International Military Education and Training (E-IMET) Program DSCA 02-24

REFERENCE :

 

  1. DSCA memorandum 1-006595195.27 November 1995, subject: The Expanded International Military Education and Training (E-IMET) Program.

 

The referenced memo provided the training community with policy guidance to use when developing and evaluating a new course or program for possible addition to the list of approved E-IMET courses. The attachments to this memo expand on the 1995 memo and provide schoolhouse course developers and service policy offices with updated E-IMET policy guidance.

Realizing the fact that the Programs of instruction (POIs) for existing E-IMET courses are living plans, subject to change to keep them current and responsive to student needs, each E-IMET approved course must be reviewed biannually by the schoolhouse concerned and recertified for continued E-IMET eligibility. The date of recertification will be added to the E-IMET handbook so it is clear when the course or program was last reviewed. This new step will provide the necessary reassurance that E-MET courses continue to meet the intent of the program as legislated by the Congress. Services should attempt to get each E-IMET course under their purview recertified using the attached format by 3 1 December 2002.

Your inputs and suggestions, to make this guidance more useful to the users, are always appreciated. DSCA point of contact for this issue is Brion Midland, (703) 604-6610; email Brion.Midland@osd.pentagon.mil.

Tome H. Walters, Jr.
Lieutenant General, USAF
Director

ATTACHMENT :
As stated

JUNE 2002
CHANNEL OF SUBMISSION FOR EXPANDED IMET (E-IMET) COURSE RECERTIFICATIONS OR NEW E-IMET COURSE I PROGRAM REQUESTS

PART I

SCHOOLHOUSE TO SERVICE - DESIGNATED E-IMET PROGRAM POINT OF CONTACT (POC)

The Schoolhouse should electronically provide the Service POC (typically the Training Policy POC) with the required information using the attached format.

For E-IMET course recertifications, the schoolhouse should state when (Month / Year) the course / program was last recertified (i.e., approved) by DSCA for addition to the list of eligible E-IMET programs.

PART II

SERVICE TO DSCA POLICY, PLANS AND PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE (P3)

  • The Service reviews the submission:

    • If the Service agrees/endorses the submission, forward the schoolhouse submission electronically to DSCA-P3 with a transmittal memorandum. Scan in the signed service transmittal memo and attach the schoolhouse-provided documentation.

    • If the Service does not agree or needs further details, send the submission back to the schoolhouse.

  • For each E-IMET submission sent forward to DSCA, state:

    • Service review indicates that the course / program does NOT duplicate another E-IMET course / program

    • Service review indicates that the course / program is broadly focused so as not to be perceived as technical or functional in nature

    • The Service has reviewed and concurs with the proposed course / program for E-IMET eligibility for the following categories of students, i.e., officers ONLY, civilians ONLY, etc.

    • For recertifications, be sure to state when (Month / Year) the course/program was last recertified (i.e., approved) by DSCA for addition to the list of eligible E-IMET programs.

PART III

DSCA POLICY, PLANS AND PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE (P3)

DSCA-P3 will conduct a final review of the Service package and prepare a memo response to the Service. For recertifications the memo will be signed out by the Director, P3 and the E-IMET Handbook annotated accordingly. For new E-IMET course / program additions, a recommendation package will be prepared for Director, DSCA approval to include a memo back to the Service and a short message to the training community announcing the new E-IMET course and advising that additional details and programming information will be forthcoming from the responsible Service.

JUNE 2002
CRITERIA FOR SCHOOLHOUSE USE IN RECERTIFYING OR DEVELOPING NEW E-IMET COURSE / PROGRAMS
AND FOR
SERVICE USE IN EVALUATING NEW OR EXISTING COURSES / PROGRAMS AS EXPANDED IMET (E-IMET) ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS

EXPANDED IMET (E-IMET OBJECTIVES)

  1. Responsible Defense Resource Management (DRM)

    • Managing and administering military establishments and budgets

    • Focus on intensive, professional-level training in management of defense ministries, forces and budgets

  2. Improved Military Justice Systems and Procedures In Accordance with Internationally Recognized Human Rights (MJ/HR)

    • Creating, implementing and maintaining effective military judicial systems and military codes of conduct, with a special emphasis on the protection of internationally recognized human rights

  3. Fostering Greater Respect for and Understanding of the Principle of Civilian Control of the Military (CCM)

STEP 1

Keeping in mind the three (3) overarching Expanded - IMET program objectives (listed above), prepare proposed program / course synopsis covering each of the following points.

  • Background

  • Summary about Program scope

  • Course Duration

  • Class Size

  • How Offered: At one (1) specified CONUS location or also off-site

  • Intended International Audience (e.g., mix of MOD military and civilian members assigned to positions with "x" type of duties and responsibilities

STEP 2

Prepare notional program of instruction (POI) / schedule for each day of the proposed program / course. For a longer course, such as a Master's degree program the notional POI should be developed for each portion (unit / topic / module) of the proposed course / Program.

Time Session Number Session Title / Session Thrust Credit Hours
       
       
       

STEP 3

Is the proposed program duplicative of an existing E-IMET program? Refer to current list of Expanded IMET - approved programs / courses at the following link:

http://disam.osd.mil/intl_training/resourses/references/EIMET-HB/pdf

Is the proposed program broadly focused (so as "not" to be perceived as technical functional, or clinical in nature)?

STEP 4

Ask and document answers to the following question.

Does the majority of the course (as revealed through a thorough review of the program of instruction (POI)) address one or more of the E-IMET objectives listed on the attachment page? (see Note 1)

Each separate module in a POI should be evaluated separately. For each module, determine and note the applicable E-IMET objectives(s) and E-IMET percent content, if any. Use the format on the attachment entitled DOCUMENTATION OF A PROGRAM I COURSE FOR EXPANDED IMET CONSIDERATION to document your review.

In the case of a Mobile Education Team (MET) program, does the "core" (fixed-non-tailored) portion of the POI contain E-IMET material making greater than 50 % of the MET E-MET? (See Note 2)

NOTES

Note 1 - Each module in a POI should be evaluated separately. For each module, determine and note the applicable E-MET objective(s) and percent, if any.

Note 2 - It is recognized that METs are nearly always tailored to meet the customer country / attendee's unique needs. However, in order to NOT require each offering of a listed MET to be individually reviewed for E-IMET applicability it is necessary for the core (non-changing) portions of a MET program to total greater than 50 % of the total program in order for it to meet E-IMET eligibility on its own merits.

DOCUMENTATION OF A PROGRAM / COURSE FOR EXPANDED IMET CONSIDERATION

Course Title: ____________________________

Module Name A :
Total Class Hours
E-IMET Objectives Addressed B : E-IMET Percent of Module C : Total E-IMET Hours
(Sum A x B)
         
         
         
         
         

Total Course Instructional Hours

       

Total E-IMET Instructional Hours

       

E-IMET Percent of Total Instructional Hours
(equals Total E-IMET Instructional Hours /Total Course Instructional Hours)

       

DOCUMENTATION OF A PROGRAM / COURSE FOR EXPANDED IMET CONSIDERATION

Course Title: Security Assistance Management Course

Module Name A :
Total Class Hours
E-IMET Objectives Addressed B : E-IMET Percent of Module C : Total E-IMET Hours
(Sum A x B)
Communication Factors in the U.S. 2.25 CCM 0.5 1.125
Introduction to Security Assistance 1 DRM 1 1
Foreign and National Security Policy 3.5 CCM/DRM 1 3.5
Security Assistance Resource Management 2 DRM 0.5 1
Acquisition Policy and Process 2   0 0
Introduction to Sustainment and Logistics 2 DRM 1 2
Sustainment and Follow-on Logistics Support 2 DRM 1 2
Logistics Exercise 3 DRM 1 3
Financial Management 5 DRM 1 5
Financial Management Exercise 2 DRM 1 2

Total Course Instructional Hours

 

24.75

   

Total E-IMET Instructional Hours

 

20.625

   

E-IMET Percent of Total Instructional Hours
(equals Total E-IMET Instructional Hours /Total Course Instructional Hours)

 

83.3