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DSCA 14-20

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

9/10/2014

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR, SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Cultural Days as an Agenda Item for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Case Reviews, DSCA Policy 14-20 [SAMM E-Change 257]

This policy updates Chapter 6 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) by providing guidance regarding the inclusion of cultural days as part of an FMS case review.

If you have any questions concerning this guidance, please contact Mr. Kent Bell, DSCA STR/SPI, kent.bell@dsca.mil, (703) 604-6612.

J. W. Rixey
Vice Admiral, USN
Director

ATTACHMENT :
As stated

CC :

AFRICOM
CENTCOM
EUCOM
NORTHCOM
SOUTHCOM
PACOM
TRANSCOM
SOCOM
STATE/PM-RSAT
USASAC
SATFA
TRADOC
NAVSUP WSS
NETSAFA
AFSAC
AFSAT
DISAM
MARCOR IP
SCETC
USCG International Affairs (G-CI)

ATTACHMENT
Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 257

Insert as Section C6.5.3. of the SAMM:

C6.5.3. Cultural Days as part of FMS Case Reviews. A cultural day is a day included in the agenda of an FMS case review for the purpose of providing U.S. personnel an appreciation of a host nation's culture. Cultural days may be touring an area in the host country, attending cultural events, or participating in various activities intended to provide an awareness of the host nation's culture. Cultural days for USG security cooperation community personnel must include attendance by both the USG and the international partner. Before a cultural day can be included in the agenda of an FMS case review, it must be approved by both the IA and the international partner. A day with no scheduled activities (that is not a travel day as permitted by the JFTR) is not authorized. Personnel may take leave in conjunction with authorized travel.