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
DoD Support to the Ministry of Defense Advisors Program, DSCA Policy 13-43
Please find the attached DepSecDef memorandum that provides guidance to Department of Defense (DoD) Components to place high priority on supporting global building partner capacity efforts via the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) program.
The MoDA program is designed to forge long-term relationships that strengthen a partner nation's defense ministry. This program matches DoD's senior civilians with foreign counterparts in similar defense specialties to serve as advisors, and exchange expertise. The advisors serve between one and two years in the partner country, under the command of the Senior Defense Official in country, and return to their previous organization at the conclusion of the overseas assignment. The advisors undergo pre-deployment training which includes culture and institutional capacity-building.
The MoDA program is currently recruiting for advisors. DoD components are encouraged to support qualified DoD civilian personnel to apply for the MoDA program's advisor positions. For additional information on MoDA program, contact the MoDA program office at DSCA-MODA@DSCA.MIL.
DepSecDef Memorandum, DoD Support to the Ministry of Defense Advisors Program, August 07, 2013
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
MEMORANDUM FOR :
SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS
CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
UNDER SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
DEPUTY CHIEF MANAGEMENT OFFICER
CHIEFS OF THE MILITARY SERVICES
COMMANDERS OF THE COMBATANT COMMANDS
DIRECTOR, COST ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
DIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION
GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
ASSISTANTS TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
DIRECTOR, NET ASSESSMENT
DIRECTORS OF THE DEFENSE AGENCIES
DIRECTORS OF THE DOD FIELD ACTIVITIES
DoD Support to the Ministry of Defense Advisors Program
This memorandum provides guidance to DoD Components to place a high priority on supporting global building-partner capacity efforts via the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) program. The MoDA program is emphasized in the Quadrennial Defense Review of 2010 as a tool to strengthen U.S. defense reform efforts in key countries. By supporting the MoDA program and leveraging it to create enduring relationships between your organization and our international partners, you will be making a direct, tangible contribution to very important efforts supporting critical global objectives.
Having been highly successful in supporting ministerial development in Afghanistan, Congress recently granted MoDA program authority to deploy government civilian advisors in support of our global security cooperation efforts. The program is currently evaluating requirements for initial advisor deployments and will require support from organizations across DoD to fulfill those requirements.
I strongly encourage you to support MoDA program requirements. Please encourage qualified individuals to apply for these important positions and extend your support to them when they do. A MoDA program tour is a unique and highly valuable opportunity that will greatly contribute both to the individual's professional development and to his or her parent organization's operational capability. The enduring partner relationships your employees build as MoDA program advisors will prove invaluable to your organization in supporting long-term DoD goals and objectives.
For additional information, contact the MoDA program office at DSCA-MODA@DSCA.MIL.
Ashton B. Carter