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C10.5.1. Combined Education and Training Program Plan (CETPP). Security Cooperation Offices (SCOs), in coordination with host nation counterparts, develop a CETPP. This plan covers the budget year and planning year, and consolidates host nation training needs from a joint United States-partner nation perspective. The plan considers all funding sources (e.g., Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Foreign Military Financing (FMF), International Military Education and Training (IMET), International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE), Department of Defense (DoD) Counternarcotics, and Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP), and all potential training sources (e.g., indigenous, third country, commercial, and other DoD and non-DoD U.S. Government-provided training). The CETPP is a part of the SCO input to the military assistance budget process (e.g., Department of State (DoS) Mission Strategic Resources Strategic Plan (MSRP), and DoD Foreign Military Financing (FMF) and International Military Education and Training (IMET) budget request. See Chapter 14 for more information on budget requests. The CETPP is developed by the SCO using the online Security Cooperation-Training Management System (SC-TMS) which is located in the SAN. Combatant Command (CCMD) Theater Security Cooperation planning documents provide the SCO with a framework for the CETPP, and enable the SCO Chief or SCO Training Manager to ensure CETPP training activities fully support, and are integrated into the Country Plan for the assigned partner nation. Figure C10.F3. provides an example of the CETPP.
C10.5.2. Security Cooperation Education and Training Working Group (SCETWG) - Purpose and Objective. Each CCMD is required to host an annual SCETWG to address all security cooperation (SC) training requirements for countries within its area of responsibility (AOR) The objective of the SCETWG is to review and coordinate the Combined Education and Training Program Plans; finalize the budget year training program for each country; discuss training policy, program, and planning issues; provide specialized instruction for SCOs as needed; and review international training programs other than FMS and IMET (e.g., CTFP).
C10.5.2.1. The CCMD will develop and submit its SCETWG planning agenda concept to DSCA (Programs Directorate) at least 90 days prior to the SCETWG. DSCA, with military department (MILDEP) coordination, will approve the planning agenda. The SCETWG planning agenda should include a plenary session with presentations by the CCMD, Department of State (DoS), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), MILDEPs, and selected SCOs as appropriate; focused discussions on planning and policy issues and the review of SCO requests for waivers/exceptions to policy, Professional Military Education (PME) and Expanded-IMET (E-IMET) requirements; a programmatic session consisting principally of MILDEP panels performing a detailed review of country training program data. In addition, CCMDs use the SCETWG as a forum to obtain IMET end-of-year review input from the SCOs.
C10.5.2.2. A final line-by-line review of a country’s current year, budget year and planning year programs conducted at the SCETWG and approved by CCMD, DSCA (Programs Directorate), and DoS for IMET; and by DSCA (Programs Directorate) and CCMD for CTFP.
C10.5.3. SCETWG Attendance.
C10.5.3.1. SCO attendance is required for review of USG-funded training programs and is normally limited to one representative per country. Locally Engaged Staff (LES) or Foreign Service National (FSN) attendance is authorized, in addition to the SCO, only when the CCMD determines that attendance is critical to the presentation and review of the programs. Attendance by the LES/FSN in lieu of the SCO requires CCMD approval.
C10.5.3.2. MILDEP personnel responsible for education and training policy and field training activities personnel who are responsible for the management and execution of country education and training programs may attend. In general, the number of MILDEP participants should be limited to the minimum necessary to address the training programs relevant to the countries represented at the SCETWG.
C10.5.3.3. The SCETWG will include Expanded-IMET school representatives Attendance will be limited to one representative per school; exceptions are approved by CCMDs. Additionally, the MILDEPS may request that a representative from a specific school attend. MILDEPs should select schools that have programs/courses developed to address foreign country issues. The MILDEP request should be submitted to DSCA (Programs Directorate) and the CCMD for a final decision.
C10.5.4. SCETWG Preparation. Prior to the SCETWG, SCOs and MILDEPs should create draft training plans for both the budget year and two planning years. SCO training requests are entered into DSAMS-TM by the Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA), the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA), the Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron (AFSAT), the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG), and the U.S. Coast Guard, Directorate of International Affairs and Foreign Policy (CG-DCO-I), as appropriate.
C10.5.5. Following the SCETWG, MILDEPs will make any necessary adjustments and coordinate the training request with the appropriate schools or training organizations to confirm quotas, schedule, and report and start dates.
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