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Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest: Joint Report to Congress
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
January 2001

  • All activities are listed by the fiscal year (FY) in which the training occurred, not by the FY in which the funding for the training was provided.

  • Most data in the report is "as of" October 1, 2000. Some FY 2000 costs had not been finalized as of data collection. Many FY 2001 events were listed before the foreign operations budget had been passed and funding allocations had been decided. Some FY 2001 events reflect requested and/or programmed training that may not take place.

  • Volume I - Section III (DoS Foreign Policy Objectives), "Number of Students Trained" reflects individual "students" that received training. Thus one student attending several training activities/events may be reflected as one "student."

  • Volume I - Section III (DoS Foreign Policy Objectives), contains the summary data for all military training, including foreign military sales and training provided to the military personnel of countries belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Volume I, Section IV, Country Training Activities lists excludes the sales and NATO data, however, detailed information on all sales and NATO training is provided in Volume II.

  • Volume I - Section III (DoS Foreign Policy Objectives), reflects the actual FY 2000 End-of-Year IMET Funding allocation level for all IMET. The FY 2000 IMET dollar amounts reported in this section includes funds expended to support English Language Labs (material vice training), travel and living allowances paid to each IMET recipient country, as well as course cancellations fees. The FY 2000 IMET student numbers reflect the actual number of students trained. The FY 2001 IMET dollars reported in this section represents the anticipated FY 2001 IMET allocation level for each country and the estimated number of students anticipated to be trained at that funding level.

  • Volume I, Section IV, Volume II and Volume III, "Students/Activities" reflect each training activity/event that has taken place and provides a summary of the number of students participating in that specific activity/event. Thus one student attending several training activities/events may be reflected as several "Students/Activities."

  • Costs typically only represent additional U.S. costs incurred in providing the training.

  • With the exception of Volume I - Section III above, IMET costs appearing in other Volumes and sections of this report, reflect course cost and do not include travel and living allowances, English Language Labs, or course cancellation fees.

  • FY 2001 courses frequently list costs or students as "0", reflecting a "To Be Determined" status.

  • Most costs are either the price actually paid or the standard price as outlined in governing documents.

  • Some training provided can have a cost of $0. The activity may have been fully funded by other participants or reimbursed through another training activity/event.

  • FY2000 Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) costs that reflect course costs and "0" students typically represent costs incurred where the JCET did not include international students and/or the event did not take place, but costs were incurred in planning the event.

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