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DSCA 04-13

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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

5/7/2004

MEMORANDUM FOR :

SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT :

Combined Education & Training Program Plan (DSCA Policy 04-13) [SAMM E-Change 7]

REFERENCE :

 

  1. Training Community Meeting 5-7 Nov. 2003, Action Items

 

At the November 2003 Training Community Meeting, it was decided that the Two-Y ear Training Plan was out of date and required revision. The format was over 10 years old and only concerned itself with Security Assistance training. It did not incorporate the additional training activities that have emerged in the past 10 years.

The updated Two-Year Training Plan, now re-named the Combined Education & Training Program Plan (attached), provides an over-arching view of International Military Training. The new plan will replace the current SAMM Figure C10.F1. This change will be incorporated into the SAMM as SAMM E-Change 7.

Additionally, the last sentence of paragraph C10.4.1.2. will be updated to replace "Part 2 -Program Summary" with "Part 2 -Security Assistance (IMET & FMS) Training Program Appendices".

The DSCA point of contact for this issue is Ms. Dawn Burke at ph. (703) 601-3864 or e-mail dawn.burke@dsca.mil.

Freda J. Lodge
Director
Policy, Plans and Programs

ATTACHMENT :
As stated

DISTRIBUTION :

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
(DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION)
(DASA(DE&C)/SAAL-ZN)
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
(INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS)
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
(INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS)
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

COMMANDER, EUROPEAN COMMAND

COMMANDER, PACIFIC COMMAND

COMMANDER, CENTRAL COMMAND

COMMANDER, SOUTHERN COMMAND

COMMANDER, NORTHERN COMMAND
 

CC :

NETSAFA
SATFA TRADOC
AFSAT
DISAM

COMBINED EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAM PLAN
(Must Be Unclassified Document)

(Country)
UPDATED (Date)
PART ONE - GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. COUNTRY BACKGROUND. Use Country Team resources to provide pithy statements that affect the combined education & training relationship with the United States addressing the following:

    1. Government (Type/Branches/Legal System)

    2. People (Population/ Ethnic Groups/Religion/Gross National Income)

    3. Military (Branches/Military Expenditures in U.S. Dollars/Military Expenditures as a Percent of Gross Domestic Product)

    4. Issues (Transnational/Economic/Environmental/Health)

  2. COMBINED EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

    1. Specific U.S. program objectives. U.S. training program objectives should support objectives articulated in the Mission Performance Plan (MPP), Theater Security Cooperation Plan (TSCP) and in the DoD Security Cooperation Guidance (SCG). While the TSCP provides a seven-year focus and the SCG is limited to five years, training objectives should be near-term (two years) and be unclassified.

    2. Host country objectives.

    3. Significant accomplishments toward meeting these objectives. Provide tangible examples of how individuals applied SA training to achieve program objectives.

    4. Future objectives and program requirements. This paragraph should address U.S. and host country out-year objectives with regards to SA training program requirements. Data (e.g., IMET, FMF, FMS) must closely match the inputs developed by the U.S. Country Team for the MPP and data found in the TSCP.

  3. PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

    1. Program development. This should include a brief description of the training planning process, highlighting host country and SAO roles, problems (if any), and plans for improvement. The objective is to demonstrate an orderly process in the shaping of a training program that is in the U.S. interest and supportive of MPP, TSCP and SCG.

    2. Explanation of host country capabilities and third country provided training. What are they and how do they affect/complement this SA training program?

    3. Evaluation of prior year program successes and/or failures. How do they affect current program planning? This evaluation should address four specific areas shown below.

      1. How effectively does the host country employ the skills and training of returning SA training graduates?

      2. How has training under the combined education & training program enhanced the professionalism or improved the capabilities of the host country?

      3. How has the combined education & training program, particularly the Expanded IMET program, contributed to effective defense resource management, concepts of civilian control of the military, and respect for internationally recognized human rights?

      4. Give anecdotal examples of how the combined education & training program has furthered U.S. access, interests, or objectives during the past year. Do not carry forward examples from last year. These examples are often quoted in support of SA training. Effort expended throughout the year to capture anecdotal examples is offset by the value of such examples to promote combined education & training program effectiveness.

    4. Brief explanation of what is being done to build on successes and correct/improve upon failures.

  4. UNIQUE U.S. SERVICE SPECIFIC TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

    Information that specifically elaborates on Service training programs not available in STLs, or that elaborates on high-visibility training requirements, or that supports major equipment acquisitions.

    1. U.S. Army

    2. U.S. Navy

    3. U.S Marine Corps

    4. U.S. Coast Guard

    5. U.S. Air Force

    SAO POINT OF CONTACT:

    COUNTRY TEAM REVIEW BY:

PART TWO - SECURITY ASSISTANCE (IMET & FMS) TRAINING PROGRAM APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

This is an update of annually recurring administrative requirements and precludes submitting this information at different times throughout the year.

  1. Budget Year (insert fiscal year) Holidays for International Students (two in addition to U.S. holidays). Two holidays students should receive while in CONUS training, in addition to U.S. holidays. The two-holiday limit will be strictly adhered to. Current year holidays will not be automatically carried over; therefore, failure to specify holidays can cause students to lose these additional days. Report occasion and date of holiday.

    1. a. Transportation agreement with country (select one):

      • USG pays all transportation

      • Country pays all transportation

      • Country pays round trip to specific CONUS city; USG pays remainder (Specify city)

      • Country pays round trip to port-of-entry and from port-of-debarkation; USG pays CONUS transportation

      • Country pays round trip to first training site and from last training site; USG pays between training sites

      • Other (Explain)

       

    2. b. Living allowance agreement with country (select one):

      • USG pays all living allowance

      • Country pays all living allowance

      • Other (Explain)

       

    3. Number of travel days required to reach U.S. port-of-entry

    4. Port-of-departure/entry to/from country and servicing airport

    5. Normal U.S. port-of-entry

    6. Special factors (e.g., RON with location)

    7. Average cost of airfare (round trip ticket) per student for current year (insert fiscal year)

    8. Average cost of excess baggage per student for current year (insert fiscal year)

    9. Are dependents allowed to accompany students to schools where they are encouraged to accompany the student by DoD?

  2. IMET TLA factors for the Budget Year (insert fiscal year). IMET cost sharing factors. Provide the following Travel and Living Allowance (TLA) information shown below for all services.

  3. Student Vetting Process. A two - three sentence explanation of the vetting process used by the country team vetting process for candidates scheduled to attend CONUS training and to screen individuals/units scheduled to attend in-country training (MTTs & METs).

  4. Medical Screening & Coverage for Dependent Medical Care. A short explanation of the medical screening process for students and dependents, and the financial arrangements for dependent medical care for dependents who accompany or join the student during CONUS training.

APPENDIX B: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING

  1. In-Country English training Program Overview. Provide a brief explanation of the country's English language program. Program information should include:

    1. Status of existing language labs, including plans to upgrade those labs and plans to acquire additional labs. SAOs should provide the current message address, mailing address, SAO phone number, SAO fax number, and "ship to" address for language labs, books and publications. All Level III IMET funded labs require a waiver.

    2. Plans to acquire English language software.

    3. English language instructor training requirements.

    4. Unique or special problems for students who train at DLIELC.

     

  2. English Language Testing and Training Waivers. If current status requires a change, provide your recommendation and justification for the country's proper English language waiver category, (e.g., waived from all testing, waived from in-country testing, waived from the 55 minimum ECL to train at DLIELC).

  3. 3. Country Shipping Information For English Language Labs & Materials.

    1. Point of Contact in SAO; name; phone number, fax number, and email address.

    2. Exact "Shipping Address" for labs and materials (not a mailing address). For example:

      SHIP TO:

      Embassy of the United Sates of America
      1234 South Downtown Blvd
      Lome, Togo

      MARK FOR:

      Political Officer,
      American Embassy
      Lome, Togo

APPENDIX C: SENIOR & MID-LEVEL PME SUMMARY

  1. Mid-Level and Senior Level PME Requirements. Show firm mid and senior level invitational PME requirements for the Budget Year (upcoming fiscal year) and estimated requirements for the Planning Year (two fiscal years ahead and one additional year). For example, the Budget year in FY00 would be FY01, and the Planning Year would be FY02. The additional planning year would be FY03. Projections beyond the Budget Year should agree with the TSCP. Include exchange agreement quotas. Indicate negative requirements.

    School Budget Year Planning Year Next Planning Year
    National Defense University (Indicate NWC or ICAF below)      
    National War College (NWC)      
    Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)      
    Army War College      
    Naval Command College      
    Air War College      
    Army Command & General Staff College      
    Naval Staff College 5 1/2 month course      
    Naval Staff College 10 month course      
    Air Command & Staff College      
    Marine Corps Command & Staff College      
    Sergeants Major Academy      
    Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare Course      
  2. Justification: Provide a five to six sentence justification to help the Combatant Command and applicable service component develop a priority list for PME quotas for the Budget Year. Requests for NDU must specify either the National War College (NWC) or Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) option, and civilian or military option.

  3. PME Exchanges: State which, if any, of the above requirements will be handled as "PME Exchanges". If none then simply state: "NA"

APPENDIX D: POSITIONS OF PROMINENCE

Positions of Prominence data will be updated annually in accordance with Chapter 10 of the SAMM. Emphasis should be placed on U.S. Country Team identification of host country positions of prominence and subsequent reporting of those current incumbents having received SA training. Less effort should be expended on reporting on the status of former incumbents of positions of prominence that received SA training. Data should be formatted in the following order:

  1. Country

  2. Name (last, first, middle initial)

  3. Grade

  4. U.S. equivalent grade

  5. Prominent positions held (to include all previous positions of prominence)

  6. Current position

  7. Academic degree (if appropriate)

  8. Specific training completed (course, place of training, rank, year(s) attended, and source of funding)

  9. How the position was obtained (election, appointment, or other)

POSITIONS OF PROMINENCE FORMAT

No Country Name Grade/Rank U.S. Equivalent Grade/Rank Prominent Positions Held Current Position Academic Degree U.S. Training How Obtained
1 Bandaria Jones, Joe Brig Gen Brig Gen Defense Attach´┐Ż Commander, Infantry Brigade Masters in Public Admin. Army CGSC, Ft Leavenworth, KS, 1985-86 Appointed
2 Bandaria Abdullah, Mohamed Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Assistant Secretary of Justice Foreign Minister Law Degree Military Justice Seminar, Washington, DC, 1992 Appointed
3 Bandaria Smith,Peter Civilian Civilian Secretary of Commerce President, National Bank Masters in Business & Finance Resource Management, Monterey, CA, 1994 Appointed

APPENDIX E: IMET POLICY WAIVERS

All IMET-funded policy waivers requiring approval by Combatant Command and concurrence/approval by DSCA must be included in this plan. The format for requesting a policy waiver is shown below. Adjudication of waiver requests will take place during the TPMR.

SUBJECT: REQUEST FR WAIVER FOR IMET TRAINING

THRU: COMBATANT COMMAND HEADQUARTERS

TO: DSCA

In accordance with Paragraph C10.6.4, Chapter 10, DOD 5105.38M, of the Security Assistance Management Manual, request that DSCA approve the use of IMET funds for the following training.

COUNTRY: MILDEP PROGRAM:

TYPE OF WAIVER: (State the specific waiver being requested: Mobile Training Team (MTT), High Cost Flight Training, Orientation Tours, Contractor Training, Level III Language Labs, Politically Sensitive Training, Five Week Duration, etc.)

REQUESTED TRAINING: (A precise description of the training, i.e., A Mobile Training Team to instruct on requisition, preparation and processing of supplies, two weeks duration, one enlisted member, grade E-7/E-8, etc.).

Title of Course   MASL ID:
Quantity: Program Year: Unit Cost:
Duration: WCN: TLA:
Avail Qtr Priority Code: Total Cost:

JUSTIFICATION: A detailed justification, to include why IMET funds must be used. Justification should answer specific questions posed in the separate sub-paragraphs below.

CAPABILITY: Does this training capability exist in country? If not, what steps are being taken to develop this capability?

  1. REQUIREMENTS: Why is training needed? What capability will it develop? What is the urgency in providing this training?

  2. OBJECTIVE: What IMET objective(s) will this training achieve? (See SAMM, Chapter 10). What alternatives to this training have been examined to include cost and availability?

  3. QUANTITY: What is the total number of personnel that host country will require training for in this field? How many have been trained? Considering attrition factor, how long will it take to meet host country objectives?

  4. IMPACT: What is the impact if training is not approved?

  5. FUNDING RATIONALE: What is the rationale for IMET funding? Why can't FMS funds be used? If country is allocated non-repayable FMF funds, why can't these funds be used?

  6. POLITICAL/MILITARY: What political/military significance (if any) is attached to this training?

  7. BENEFITS TO U.S.: What benefits (tangible or intangible) accrue to the United States by providing this training?

SAO CHIEFS APPROVAL: DATE:
COMBATANT COMMAND APPROVAL: DATE:
DSCA APPROVAL: DATE:

APPENDIX F: DISTINGUISHED VISITOR (DVOT) & REGULAR ORIENTATION TOUR (OT) REQUEST

All DVOT and regular OT are implemented by the National Defense University (NDU). Orientation Tours are NOT "Off the Shelf" products; they are tailored to specific country needs and require close attention by you, the SAO, to ensure the NDU plans and implements a tour that meets your objectives. This is the format to provide NDU with the basic information it needs to plan your DVOT/OT.

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR (DVOT) & ORIENTATION TOUR (OT) WORKSHEET FORMAT

NOTE: Provide information requested in paragraph K thru M below, as available.

  1. COUNTRY:

  2. FY:

  3. WCN:

  4. Type of Tour: (State IMET or FMS, regular OT or Distinguished Visitor (DVOT) tour, and area or areas of interest to be covered by the tour; for example, operations, maintenance, engineering, education, flight training, technical, staff, command, professional, etc.)

  5. Objectives: (State in specific terms, the objectives to be achieved as a result of the tour. Be specific to the point that commanders, civilian employees, briefing and training installation personnel, and other MILDEP personnel not normally associated with SA activities can assist in the achievement of tour objectives.)

  6. Proposed Starting Date:

  7. Alternate Starting Date:

  8. Tour Itinerary: (Suggest an itinerary in terms of visits to specific DOD units or training installations. Itinerary suggestions should include recommended number of days at each location, not to exceed two working days per location.)

  9. Level. (For each itinerary location provide the level at which tour personnel should be oriented in terms of flight, squadron, group battalion, division, major command, or similar identification.)

  10. Scope. (Provide an indication as to how much detail should be given to participants. Information in this portion of the format must correlate with the objectives, length of stay at each location, and level of tour. If it is desired that participants be familiarized with specific DOD procedures and techniques on an observer basis, type of detail should be included under this heading.)

  11. Names of participants: (Name, rank (U.S. equivalent), date and place of birth of each participant. Underline surname of each person.)

  12. Assignment: Provide a brief synopsis of current or planned assignment, if applicable to the purpose of the tour, of each individual. Compare it to similar positions in the U.S. military.)

  13. Individual characteristics: (Enter the customs of dress, language, religion, eating and drinking habits, and general demeanor of each participant.)

  14. English capability: (Indicate ECL for each individual.)

  15. IP projects: (Describe any particular aspects of the IP to be accomplished, listed in order of preference.)

  16. Publicity: (To preclude embarrassment for the USG, the MILDEP, or the country concerned, include a brief statement regarding publicity which could be useful to achieve the tour objective.)

APPENDIX G: SECURITY ASSISTANCE TRAINING TEAM (MTT, ETSS, Etc.) REQUESTS

Since most SA teams are Mobile Training Teams (MTT) this format refers to MTTs. The format is the same for any exportable, in-country team request. MTTs are tailored, in-country training teams, designed to achieve a specific training objective identified by you, the SAO, and the host country. This format shows the basic information US MILDEPS need to help plan a Mobile Training Team (MTT).

  1. MTT identification. (See paragraph 13-11, JSAT).

  2. Team composition. (Indicate by quantity, rank, MOS/specialty code, and title of each team member.)

  3. Security Clearance. (Indicate type of security clearance required for the mission.)

  4. Duration. (Indicate the duration of the mission in weeks.)

  5. Team restrictions. (Reflect any required limitations or exclusions on the type of personnel, uniforms equipment, or methods of instruction.)

  6. Mission. (Provide, in detail, the scope of instruction the team is to conduct.)

  7. Training goal. (Include a statement of the results the effort is expected to achieve.)

  8. Personnel to be trained. (Indicate the technical qualifications of foreign military trainees, to include educational level, and number of students, by officers, enlisted personnel, and civilians.)

  9. Summary of host country capabilities.

  10. Equipment on which training is to be conducted and availability. (The equipment list must be detailed enough for the furnishing agency to identify it by make, model or type.)

  11. Availability of tools and ancillary equipment. (List tools required for the mission.)

  12. Availability of training aids. (List training aids required for the mission.)

  13. Interpreter support.

  14. Training locations. (If there is more than one training location, indicate distance between locations, time requirements for travel to be performed, and modes of anticipated transportation.)

  15. Desired in-country arrival date. (Indicate the desired arrival date in the foreign country.)

  16. Type quarters available. (Indicate whether quarters are provided by the foreign government.)

  17. Uniform and clothing. (Describe requirements for both on- and off-duty uniforms and civilian clothing.)

  18. In-country transportation. (Indicate the means of in-country transportation to be provided to and from quarters, training locations, and dining facilities. Specify rental car authorization, if any)

  19. Facilities. (Indicate the availability of medical, dental, shopping, and laundry facilities.)

  20. Confirmation of country team approval.

  21. Additional Information.

    • Identify any important data requiring more emphasis or information useful in selecting and preparing the team.

    • Include, if applicable, information on sensitive areas, subjects to avoid, taboos, and personalities involved.

    • Indicate which type passport is required (diplomatic, official, or tourist) and if a visa is required.

  22. SAO point of contact. (Indicate the name, grade, DSN and commercial telephone numbers, email address, message address, and mailing addresses for the SAO.)

PART THREE - OTHER TRAINING PROGRAM APPENDICES

The below list of "Other Training Programs" is extracted from the SAMM Chapter 10, Para 10.7. SAOs should report on these programs as directed by their parent Combatant Command.

For each program provide a succinct statement (three to five sentences) that describes the overall scope of country participation in the program, objectives for this participation, and pertinent information that will facilitate country and training agency program planning and implementation.

Unified Commands should modify this list to meet their needs. If any of the below programs are not being used or planned in your host country simply indicate: Not Applicable - NA

  1. Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP)

  2. African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA)

  3. Aviation Leadership Program (ALP)

  4. Bilateral or Regional Cooperation Programs

  5. Combatant Command Initiative Funds

  6. Disaster Response (Humanitarian Assistance (HA))

  7. Drawdowns of Training

  8. Enhanced International Peacekeeping Capabilities (EIPC)

  9. Exchanges

  10. International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE)

  11. Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET)

  12. Mine Action

  13. Regional Centers for Security Studies

    • CENTCOM: Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) & Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)

    • EUCOM: George C. Marshall Center for Strategic Studies & Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)

    • PACOM: Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)

    • SOUTHCOM: Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS)

  14. Section 1004 - Counter-Drug Training Support (CDTS)

  15. Service Academy Programs

  16. U.S. Coast Guard Academy Foreign Cadet Program

  17. U.S. Coast Guard Caribbean Support Tender (CST)

  18. President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR)

SAMPLE APPENDIX
APPENDIX A. COUNTERTERRORISM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (CTFP)

  1. Provide a brief description of specific country needs for Counter Terrorism training and the country team program objectives for the CTFP. How does the country support the U.S. war on terrorism?

  2. Describe the terrorist threat to the country and/or region, the country's willingness to participate in combined counterterrorism efforts, ability to leverage other existing or planned Defense security cooperation programs, and country needs and requirements (i.e., how does country environment fit SECDEF's criteria for this program?)

  3. What are the primary in-country organizations responsible for the country's CT effort (describe all that apply; military, police, interior, border guards, etc)?
    Which of these organizations has primary responsibility for the country's CT effort?

  4. What are the country agencies/groups that are being proposed for CTFP participation?
    If funding guidance has not been provided what is the country team recommended funding level to support proposed training activities?

  5. What third country CT support is being provided to the host country?
    How would these programs complement CFTP or vice versa?

  6. What training that is currently not available or advertised does the country need?

  7. Is the country team and host country willing to support in-country training on a regional basis (similar to IMET sponsored regional Mobile Education Teams)? What in-country training will be requested in this plan?

  8. These are the Primary CONUS School courses available under the CTFP. Which ones and how many quotas does your country need?

School Budget Year Planning Year
National Defense University
School for National Security
Executive Education
   
CCMR Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism    
NPGS Special Operations    
Others (as the SAO believes necessary)    
Others (as the SAO believes necessary)