-- For each military training activity, the foreign policy justification and purpose for the activity, the number of foreign military personnel provided training and their units of operation, and the location of the training.
-- For each country, the aggregate number of students trained and the aggregate cost of the military training activities.
Section 554 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriation Act, 2004, Division D, P.L. 108-199, requires that the report be submitted by the date specified in FAA, Section 656.
This report was generated using data submitted by multiple sources, to include Security Assistance Organizations, Combatant Commanders and other DoD agencies. Secretary of Defense messages 061432Z Sep03 and 051433Z Sep03 provided detailed information on how to report each program. These specific requirements assist the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in identifying each program when integrating all submitted data to form a consolidated report. Volume I provides the operational benefits to U.S. Forces for these training and education programs and other security cooperation activities; a description of each type of activity; a summary of all training provided along with the foreign policy justification for each country; country activity training lists; and explanations of the purpose for each training activity. Volume I is unclassified and posted on the DoS website. Volumes II and III are classified and, therefore, not posted.
The report summarizes approximately 37,904 different training events. In FY 2003 about 69,500 individuals from 158 countries participated in 18,487 different events worth a total value of approximately $491 million. The individual events are assembled in alphabetical order within regions by country and fiscal year, and then listed in three main categories - education and training activities provided under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program; Department of State (DoS)-funded activities; and Department of Defense (DoD)-funded activities.
DoS-funded activities reported include: International Military Education and Training (IMET); Foreign Military Financing (FMF)-funded training; International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL); African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA); Enhanced International Peacekeeping Capabilities (EIPC); and FAA drawdown for narcotics education and training.
DoD-funded activities reported in Volumes II and III include: Counterterrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP); Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; Combatant Command Security Cooperation Activities (e.g., Counter-Narcotics, Humanitarian Demining); and other Non-Security Assistance programs.
Miscellaneous DoD activities reported include: Service Academy; Aviation Leadership Program; Exchanges; and Regional Programs; the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Marshall Center), the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS), the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center), and the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS); and certain classified Combatant Command activities.
Although the Department of Defense does not deem the Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) events as training, they are included in this report. Some categories of training, such as Expanded-IMET (E-IMET) activities and the programs of the Regional Centers, also include training of non-military personnel, and some non-training counterdrug activities.