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DSCA 15-43

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

8/11/2015

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMSv 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 AGENC
Y 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 :

Revision to Training Exchanges, DSCA Policy 15-43

This policy updates the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) in order to clarify that agreements for exchange training and related support executed under the authority of Section 30A of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) may be carried out on either an individual or unit basis. Current guidance in the Joint Security Cooperation Education and Training (JSCET) regulation indicates that individual exchanges are not authorized by law and that training exchanges must be executed on a unit-to-unit basis. This is incorrect as the law does not prohibit training exchanges from being carried out on an individual-to-individual basis. The JSCET is currently being updated to reflect this clarification and to be consistent with the SAMM guidance. Implementing Agencies should reference the SAMM when processing requests for individual exchanges until the JCSET revision is published.

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

J. W. Rixey
Vice Admiral, USN
Director

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ATTACHMENT
Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 284

1. Revise C.10.17.7.2. through C17.17.7.2.4. as follows:

C10.17.7.2. AECA, Section 30A - Exchange of Training and Related Support. The AECA, section 30A, authorizes the President to provide training and related support (e.g., transportation, food services, health services, logistics, and the use of facilities and equipment) to military and civilian defense personnel of a friendly foreign country or international organization. Such training and related support are provided through the MILDEPs.

C10.17.7.2.1. Exchanges conducted under this authority are arranged under international agreements negotiated for such purposes, and are integrated into the TCP of the relevant CCDR. Recipient countries provide, on a reciprocal basis, comparable training and related support; however, each country is responsible for paying its students' TLA. The related reciprocal training and support must be provided within one year. Should the foreign country or international organization not provide comparable training and support, the United States must be reimbursed for the full costs of training and support it provided.

C10.17.7.2.2. Exchanges conducted under this authority may be carried out on either an individual-to-individual or unit-to-unit basis.

C10.17.7.2.3. The JSCET Regulation provides detailed implementing instructions, to include the prescribed international MOA used to carry out training exchanges. DSCA Office of General Counsel is responsible for drafting and negotiating these agreements.

C10.17.7.2.4. Requests for exchanges are forwarded to the appropriate MILDEP for action with an information copy to the DSCA (Building Partnership Capacity Directorate).

C10.17.7.2.5. Pricing guidelines and conversion to reimbursable training when reciprocal training or related support is not provided or not received, is included in DoD 7000.14-R, Volume 11A, Chapter 10.