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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE,
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE,
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) Administrative Changes, DSCA Policy 09-54 [SAMM E-Change 150]
This memorandum revises/updates the SAMM. Examples of the changes include:
As the attached changes are administrative in nature, they are effective immediately, except for the revised version of Figure C5.F5., Instructions for Preparing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, which will take effect 30 days from the date of signature. These changes will be included in the automated version of the SAMM found on the DSCA Web Page, www.dsca.mil, as SAMM E-Change 150. For questions, please contact Mr. Jay Dywan, DSCA/STR/POL, at 703-604-1107 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT MANUAL (SAMM), E-CHANGE 150
In the Front Matter, ACRONYMS, and throughout the SAMM, the term Mission Performance Plan, and the acronym MPP are replaced, respectively, with the term Mission Strategic Plan, and the acronym MSP.
In the Front Matter, ACRONYMS, and throughout the SAMM, the term Training Program Management Review, and the acronym TPMR are replaced, respectively, with the term Security Cooperation Education and Training Working Group, and the acronym SCETWG.
In the Front Matter, ACRONYMS, and throughout the SAMM, the term Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program is replaced with the term Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program.
The portion of Figure C5.F5., Instructions for Preparing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA), concerning Offer Expiration Dates (OEDs) is replaced with the following revised version which adds Kuwait.
|Country||Number of Days from Implementing Agency Signature to OED|
|Saudi Arabia||180 (Air Force cases)
180 (Navy Cases)
140 (Army Cases)
150 (all other cases)
Paragraphs C184.108.40.206. and C220.127.116.11. are replaced with the following revised versions:
C18.104.22.168. Directed by the DoS, the Secretary of Defense or his or her designees to include:
Director, DSCA; or
C22.214.171.124. The purchaser requests classification and the request is approved by the organization listed in subparagraph C126.96.36.199.
Paragraphs C188.8.131.52. and C184.108.40.206. are replaced with the following revised versions:
C220.127.116.11. Directed by the DoS, the Secretary of Defense or his or her designees to include the Director, DSCA; or
C18.104.22.168. The purchaser has requested classification AND this request has been approved by the organization listed in subparagraph C22.214.171.124.
Portions of Table C5.T5., Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Notes, concerning usage notes are replaced with the following revised versions:Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) Classified Defense Articles
|Mandatory for LOAs that include AMRAAM missiles or AMRAAM Guidance Control Sections (GCS).
Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add AMRAAM missiles or AMRAAM GCSs.
See Chapter 8, paragraph C8.3.6.
|Mandatory for LOAs that include AIM-9X missiles, retrofit kits, Guidance Unit (GU) Subsections, Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), and Special Test Air Training Missiles (NATM).
Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add AIM-9X missiles, retrofit kits, GU Subsections, CATMs, and NATMs.
See Chapter 8, paragraph C8.3.7.
|Mandatory for LOAs for sales of NVDs or image intensifier tubes.
Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add NVDs or image intensifier tubes to a case.
Wording may vary - The Defense Technology Security Administration and/or the Defense Security Cooperation Agency will provide specific conditions, which may require changes to the standard note for each NVD transfer. These changes will be incorporated into the LOA note as written in the signed authorization granting the exception to policy.
The portion of Table C5.T5., Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Notes, concerning the Conditions of Shipment and Storage for Javelin and Javelin variants is replaced with the following revised version:
i. Conditions of Shipment and Storage for Javelin and Javelin variants: The two principle components of the Javelin missile system, the Command Launch Unit, and the missile in its disposable launch tube shall be stored in separate locations. The two storage locations shall be physically separated sufficiently so that penetration of the security at one site shall not place the second at risk. The Command Launch Units and the missiles must be shipped and transported in separate vehicles or vessels except when under the conditions of paragraph j below.
The portions of Table C5.T2., Implementing Agencies Authorized to Receive Letters of Request (LORs), concerning the Army, Navy and Air Force are replaced with the following revised versions:
Table C5.T2. Implementing Agencies Authorized to Receive Letters of Request (LORs)
|Action Address for LORs other than those for Training and Construction||Commander, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC)
Attention: USASAC LOR-Inbox
7613 Cardinal Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
|Messages for LORs other than those for Training and Construction||CDRUSASAC FORT BELVOIR VAAMSAC-PW-PO|
|E-Mail Address for LORs other than those for Training and Construction||USASAC-LOR-INBOX@conus.army.mil|
|Action Address for LORs for Training||Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA)
HQ TRADOC SATFA
173 Bernard Road, Building 139
Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1003
|Messages for LORs for Training||DIR SATFA FT MONROEVA|
|E-Mail Address for LORs for Training||Contact individual SATFA Country Program Managers for e-mail address.|
|Action Address for LORs for Construction||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
HQUSACE - 441 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20314-1000
|Messages for LORs for Construction||CDRUSACE WASHINGTON DC\\CEMP-M\\|
|E-Mail Address for LORs for Construction||Contact individual USACE point of contact (POC) for e-mail address.|
|Information Address for all LORs||Department of the Army
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation
1777 North Kent Street, Suite 8200
Arlington, VA 22209
|Message Information Address for all LORs||DA WASHINGTON DC//SAAL-NP//|
|Action Address for all LORs||Department of the Navy
Navy International Programs Office
2521 South Clark Street, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202-3928
|Messages for all LORs||NAVY IPO WASHINGTON DC|
|E-Mail Address for all electronic LORs||NAVYIPOLORS@navy.mil, with copy to Country Program Director's e-mail address|
|Action Address for LORs for Communications, Electronics, Aircraft, and Missile Systems||SAF/IAR
1080 Air Force
Washington, DC 20330-1080
|Message Address for LORs for Communications, Electronics, Aircraft, and Missile Systems||OSAF WASHINGTON DC//IA//IAPX//|
|E-Mail Address for electronic LORs for Communications, Electronics, Aircraft, and Missile Systems||Europe/NATO/Eurasia Division: email@example.com
Americas Division: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-East/Africa Division: email@example.com
Pacific Division: SAF/IARP W firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Cooperation Council Division: email@example.com
Security Assistance Policy and International Training and Education Division: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Action Address for LORs for Follow-On Support||555 IGP
1822 Van Patton Drive
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5337
|Message Address for LORs for Follow-On Support||AFSAC WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH//CC//GB//|
|E-Mail Address for electronic LORs for Follow-On Supportemail@example.com|
|Action Address for LORs for Training||FSAT/CCA
315 J Street West
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4354
|E-mail Address for electronic LORs for Trainingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The portions of Table C5.T2., Implementing Agencies Authorized to Receive Letters of Request (LORs), concerning the Defense Logistics Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency are replaced with the following revised versions:
Table C5.T2. Implementing Agencies Authorized to Receive Letters of Request (LORs)
|Action Address for LORs for Excess Property||Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
74 N. Washington Street
Battle Creek, MI 49037-3085
|Message Address for LORs for Excess Property||DRMS BATTLE CREEK MI//DRMS//J361//|
|Action Address for LORs for Cataloging Services||Defense Logistics Information Service
74 N. Washington Street
Battle Creek, MI 49037-3084
|Message Address for LORs for Cataloging Services||DLIS BATTLE CREEK MI//DLIS/VBC//|
|Action Address for all applicable LORs||National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Office of International Affairs and Policy
Mail Stop D-120
4600 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816-5003
Paragraph C9.6.4. is replaced with the following revised version:
C9.6.4. Waiver of Tooling Rental Charges for Use of DoD Assets. In cases of direct commercial sales to FMS eligible countries, the contractor submits requests for waiver of tooling rental charges to the contracting officer. If the contracting officer approves the request, it is submitted through contracting channels to DSCA (Strategy Directorate) for a decision. Contracting officers should identify any potential interference with U.S. requirements prior to forwarding a waiver request and assure that the request identifies the total amount of charges involved. For more information please refer to the DFARS (reference (al)), Part 245, Government Property.
Paragraph C10.3.5.7. is replaced with the following revised version:
C10.3.5.7. Specialized English Training (SET). Attendance at SET is required when general ECL requirements have been met and the Implementing Agency determines (based on school house recommendation) that exceptional fluency or specialized vocabularies are essential to safety or effective participation in the course of instruction. The annotation "R" (SET Required) or "A" (SET Advised) appears in the ECL column of the MASL and on the country Standardized Training List (STL) for these courses.
Paragraph C10.5.6.1. is replaced with the following revised version:
C10.5.6.1. TLA on FMS Cases. The LOA does not include TLA unless approved in writing by DSCA (Operations Directorate) in coordination with DSCA (Programs Directorate) prior to LOA development. If TLA costs are included on the LOA and the case is financed with FMF, U.S. carriers must be used. MILDEPS are authorized to charge an appropriate management fee to administer payment of TLA to international students under FMS cases. The LOA as well as the ITO should also indicate that the TLA paid to the student is limited to the authorized living allowance rates on Table C10.T3. The ITO may authorize the student to travel by U.S. military aircraft and reimburse the USG by direct bill at the non-Government rate.
Paragraph C10.5.6.2.3. is replaced with the following revised version:
C10.5.6.2.3. Charges for medical care in DoD medical facilities do not apply if the international student and/or authorized dependents are covered by a reciprocal healthcare agreement between the United States and the student's country. When such an agreement exists, the SCO checks item 16b(3) in the ITO and adds the following statement in item 13: "Medical care in DoD facilities is provided under [reference the agreement, date, etc]. Reimbursement for services provided is not required." Note that the agreements vary and may not cover certain categories (e.g., FMS students, civilian students, or dependents) and are applicable only for medical and dental care in DoD medical and dental facilities; therefore, if a training installation does not have a DoD medical facility, the terms of the agreement do not apply and medical care received from civilian healthcare facilities must be paid for by the country, FMS case (if medical care is covered under the FMS case), or medical insurance.
The portion of Figure C10.F1., Combined Education and Training Program Plan (continued), concerning Unique U.S. Service Specific Training Requirements is replaced with the following revised version:
Information that specifically elaborates on Service training programs not available in STLs, or elaborates on high-visibility training requirements, or supports major equipment acquisitions.
The portion of Figure C10.F1., Combined Education and Training Program Plan (continued), concerning Country Shipping Information For English Language Labs and Materials is replaced with the following revised version:
|PART TWO - SECURITY ASSISTANCE (IMET & FMS) TRAINING PROGRAM APPENDICES
APPENDIX B: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING
The portion of Figure C10.F1., Combined Education and Training Program Plan (continued), concerning the Mobile Training Teams call-up format is replaced with the following revised version:
|PART TWO - SECURITY ASSISTANCE (IMET & FMS) TRAINING PROGRAM APPENDICES
APPENDIX G: SECURITY ASSISTANCE TRAINING TEAM (MTT, ETSS, etc.) REQUESTS
Since most Security Assistance teams are Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) 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 the SCO and the host country. This format shows the basic information U.S. MILDEPs need to help plan a Mobile Training Team (MTT).
The portion of Figure C10.F1., Combined Education and Training Program Plan (continued), concerning the Other Training Program Appendices is replaced with the following revised version:
|PART THREE - OTHER TRAINING PROGRAM APPENDICES
Below is a list of "Other Training Programs" extracted from the SAMM Chapter 10, section C10.7. SCOs should report on these programs as directed by the 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.
Combatant Commands should modify this list to meet their needs. If any of the below programs are not being used or planned in the host country indicate: Not Applicable - NA
Paragraph C10.10.13.2. is replaced with the following revised version:
C10.10.13.2. IMSO Use of the SAN. IMSOs must use the SAN and its components to perform the following functions: use the IMSO Web to retrieve IMS arrival information; provide IMSO point of contact information and detailed location information in the IMSO Web (for downloading by SCOs and viewing in the TMS system); input arrival, enrollment, completion, and departure reports via the IMSO Web; input Foreign Identification Number (FIN) and other required data entries in the IMSO Web; and, input Field Studies Program information in the IMSO Web.
Paragraph C10.11. is replaced with the following revised version:
C10.11. FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM
In accordance with DoD Instruction 5410.17 (reference (cd)) each student attending a formal course in the United States under the Security Assistance and other related programs is given the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Field Studies Program. The Field Studies Program objective is to provide a "real life" view of U.S. society, institutions, and goals, outside the classroom. The Field Studies Program should include discussion with the students about our Government structure, judicial system, the political party system, the role of a free press and other communications media, cultural issues associated with minorities, the purpose and scope of labor unions, our economic system, educational institutions, and the way in which all of these elements reflect the U.S. commitment to the basic principles of internationally recognized human rights. Implementing Agencies are responsible for Field Studies Program implementation. Cost factors for implementing the Field Studies Program are included in course tuition costs.
Table C10.T1., Legislation For International Training, is replaced with the following revised version:
|Arms Export Control Act (AECA), Chapter 2, Section 21(c) (reference (c))
22 U.S.C. 2761
|FMS of defense training
Pricing criteria ("full costs" or "additional costs" incurred by the United States)
|AECA, Section 30A (reference (c))
22 U.S.C. 2770a
|Exchanges of training and related support|
|AECA Section 42(c) (reference (c))||Offshore Procurement|
|AECA, Section 47(5) (reference (c))||Definition of "training"|
[Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Program Appropriations Act (enacted annually)]
|Limitations on assistance to countries in default|
|Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), Section 503 (reference (b))||Reduction in military salary charges|
|FAA, Section 506(a)(1), (2) (reference (b))
22 U.S.C. 2318
FAA, Section 552 (reference (b))
22 U.S.C. 2348a
FAA, Section 652 (reference (b))
|Drawdowns of defense military education and training|
|FAA, Section 541 (reference (b))
22 U.S.C. 2347
|Foreign assistance appropriations funding of education and training through the IMET program|
|FAA, Section 544 (reference (b))
22 U.S.C. 2347c
|FAA, Section 545 (reference (b))||Training in Maritime Skills|
|FAA, Section 607(a) (reference (b))||Training of non-Ministry of Defense (MOD) civilians on a reimbursable basis|
|FAA, Section 620(q) (reference (b))||Sanctions|
|FAA, Section 636(g) (reference (b))||Administrative, extraordinary and operating expenses for defense articles and services including military education and training|
|FAA, Section 660 (reference (b))||Training of Police Forces (prohibition and exceptions)|
|National Defense Authorization Act of 1991, Section 1004 of Public Law 101-510 (reference (bq))||Counter-Drug Training Support|
|10 U.S.C. 166a (reference (br))||Combatant Commander Initiatives|
|10 U.S.C. 401 (reference (bs))||Humanitarian and Civic Assistance including Demining|
|10 U.S.C. 443 (reference (di))||Imagery Intelligence and Geospatial Information: Support for Foreign Countries|
|10 U.S.C.1051 (reference (bt))
10 U.S.C. 2010 (reference (bu))
|Bilateral or Regional Cooperation Programs (payment of personnel expenses)
Combined Exercises (payment of incremental expenses for participating developing countries)
|10 U.S.C. 2011 (reference (bv))||Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) - Special Operations Forces; training with friendly foreign forces|
|10 U.S.C. 2249c (reference (ca))||Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP)|
|10 U.S.C. 2561 (reference (bw))||Humanitarian Assistance|
|10 U.S.C. 9381-9383 (reference (bx))||Aviation Leadership Program|
|14 U.S.C. 195 (reference (by))||Foreign national appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Academy|
|Public Law 105-277 Chapter 4 (reference (bz))||Caribbean Support Tender (CST) training capability|
In REFERENCES, change reference (ca) to the following:
(ca) Section 2249c of title 10, United States code, Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
Paragraph C10.3.5.8. is replaced with the following revised version:
C10.3.5.8. Foreign Countries' Responsibility for ELT (IMET-Only). With few exceptions, foreign countries are considered to possess the public and private school, commercial institution, or other resources needed to provide the necessary ELT to meet the ECL levels above. SCOs should encourage the host country to increase their ELT capability above the minimum 55 ECL requirement. Assistance may be provided under the IMET program by training of instructors at DLIELC, by providing English language Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) or Language Training Detachments (LTDs), or by providing appropriate ELT aids and equipment. Details on DLIELC, MTTs, and LTDs are contained in DLIELC English Language Training Support for Security Cooperation Organizations (reference (cb)).
In REFERENCES, change reference (cb) to the following:
(cb) Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) "English Language Training Support for Security Cooperation Organizations"
Table C10.T2., Waiver Information - Conduct of English Language Training (ELT) by Other Than Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), is replaced with the following revised version
|1||Explanation of the unusual conditions that apply.|
|2||ELT information including location, description of training facilities, number of students, training objectives, duration of the ELT program, and estimated cost.|
|3||Written DLIELC position on the proposed ELT exception.|
|4||Statement that DLIELC coordinates and approves the ELT curriculum, teaching materials, and instructor qualification standards; monitors the ELT to ensure that DLIELC technical standards are being met; and performs a DLIELC certification once a year.|
|5||Statement that the LOA contains an appropriate line item for DLIELC to monitor and provide quality control of the proposed ELT.|
Paragraph C10.3.5.11. is replaced with the following revised version:
C10.3.5.11. English Language Training Materials. Textbooks, testing materials, training aids, interactive multimedia (CDs/DVDs), and publications used to establish and/or support in-country ELT programs may be acquired under the IMET program or purchased through FMS procedures. IMET-acquired materials are transported by air shipment - a factor of 50% of the cost of the materials ordered is programmed for the transportation costs.
Paragraph C12.1. is replaced with the following revised version:
C12.1. DEFINITION AND PURPOSE - HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND MINE ACTION PROGRAMS
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency's (DSCA) Humanitarian Assistance and Mine Action (HA/MA) programs are assistance programs aimed at alleviating economic or infrastructure deficiencies or other endemic conditions including disease, hunger, pain, or privation that threaten human life, damage to or loss of property, or social or political stability in developing nations. They are designed to supplement or complement the efforts of host nation civil authorities or agencies that have primary responsibility for providing HA/MA. HA/MA programs support United States (U.S.) Forces in their efforts to enhance regional security stability, promote positive public relations and goodwill, improve access and influence with host nation counterparts, bolster indigenous capacity to respond to disasters, provide an example of how a professional military can positively impact the civilian population of the host country and provide training opportunities in operational skills of U.S. forces. HA/MA programs meet these needs by providing the Combatant Commands with a means to carry out peacetime engagement missions, and by augmenting the Combatant Commanders' capabilities to respond to humanitarian crises. The Department of Defense (DoD) must derive some benefit from HA/MA activities. Table C12.T1. summarizes legal references for HA/MA.
Paragraph C126.96.36.199. is replaced with the following revised version:
C188.8.131.52. HMA Program Process. Any country experiencing the adverse affects of uncleared landmines may request U.S. assistance. The country must formally request help from the DoS through the U.S. Embassy. (The Country Team provides a copy of the request to the regional Combatant Commander.) The DoS brings the request to the interagency Policy Coordinating Committee Subgroup on Humanitarian Mine Action (PCCSG/HMA) chaired by the National Security Council (NSC). The PCCSG/HMA determines if assistance is warranted. DSCA (Programs Directorate) manages, coordinates, and monitors execution of the DoD HMA training operations and related program activities. DSCA (Programs Directorate) assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), geographical Combatant Commanders, host countries, and other organizations in planning for, establishing, and executing mine action programs. DSCA (Programs Directorate) reviews budget proposals for all demining-related activities in coordination with ASD(SO/LIC). Figure C12.F2. is a flowchart of the HMA process.
Figure C12.F2., Humanitarian Mine Action Process Flowchart, is replaced with the following revised version:
Paragraph C13.2.1. is replaced with the following revised version:
C13.2.1. DSAMS Business Function. DSAMS functions include recording receipt of Letters of Request (LORs); creating Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs), Amendments, Modifications, Price and Availability (P&A) data, Leases, and Pen and Ink changes; and case implementation. When the case is implemented, case data is passed to MILDEP legacy systems for case execution. See Chapters 5 (FMS Case Development) and 6 (FMS Case Implementation, Execution and Closure) for additional information for case development and execution. As a result of the deployment of the DSAMS Training Module in October 2006, DSAMS has now replaced US Army and US Navy legacy systems as the system of record for the US Army's and US Navy's execution of foreign military training under the applicable Security Cooperation programs. See Chapter 10 (International Training) for additional information on the foreign military training policies DSAMS was built to support. The interfacing Security Assistance Network (SAN), Training Management System (TMS), International Military Student Office (IMSO) Web, and Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) Web have been significantly enhanced in accordance with the DSAMS Training Module deployment. The US Air Force will continue to use their legacy system as the system of record for the US Air Force's execution of foreign military training until that capability can be fully included in DSAMS in the future but the US Air Force will maintain certain reference data in DSAMS for use by SCOs, IMSOs, and the other MILDEPs.