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C10.20.1. International Military Student Officer (IMSO). Commanders of U.S. installations with IMS scheduled for training designate an IMSO for administrative support of IMS and the U.S. FSP.
C10.20.2. Uniforms and Personal Clothing. Uniforms or items of personal clothing, other than special items of training clothing or equipment (such as flying training gear when included in course cost) may not be provided on a grant basis. IMS and/or countries may purchase such items under an FMS case funded with national funds.
C10.20.3. Visits to Canada and Mexico. IMS attending instruction in CONUS may be authorized visits to Canada and Mexico if the visit does not exceed 72 hours. IMS must comply with all immigration and customs regulations. Such visits do not affect the living allowances. IMS should be aware that they need multiple entry visas to visit Canada or Mexico and to return to the United States. Not all visas meet this criterion.
C10.20.4. Student and Dependent Employment.
C10.20.4.1. Dependents authorized to accompany an IMS may have privileges to seek employment in the United States pursuant to bilateral reciprocal work agreements the United States may have with their country as described in Title 8 Code of Federal Regulations, paragraph 214.2. Bilateral reciprocal work agreements do not cover the student. The IMS is granted a visa for the official business of participating in training. Each IMS must direct all questions concerning employment for the IMS and the dependents directly to his or her respective Embassy.
C10.20.5. Disposition of Students in the Event of Emergency. In the event of a national emergency, DSCA (Program Directorate) provides procedures and policy for the disposition of IMS and authorized dependents in the United States and at U.S. installations abroad.
C10.20.6. Retainable Instructional Materials (RIM). The shipment cost of student RIM may be included in the tuition rates for all formal courses. See DoD 7000.14-R, Volume 15, Chapter 7. IMS sending their instructional materials via international mail, or sending instructional materials in excess of the total maximum allowance, do so at personal expense.
C10.20.6.1. Weight Allowances. The weight allowance for RIM is 200 pounds for PME, postgraduate education, language instructor training, and 50 pounds for all other courses.
C10.20.6.2. Packaging and Labeling Requirements. Materials are packaged and labeled at the training installation and shipped to the country SCO for delivery to the IMS, or to the official address for classified material, or to the student directly as indicated on the ITO via the most economical method available. DoS Pouch service is not authorized. A copy of the student’s ITO is placed inside the package. Use of the Army and Air Force Post Office or Fleet Post Office address of the sponsoring SCO is authorized if available. Packages shipped via the SCO should be addressed to the SCO (student’s name must not be entered on address label) and include (on the side of the package) the WCN and Program Year for IMET IMS and the WCN and FMS case for FMS IMS.
C10.20.6.3. Shipment of Personal Property. The training installation IMSO ensures that no personal effects or other unauthorized matter is shipped with the instructional material.
C10.20.7. Maintenance of Student Records. DoD schools that train IMS under SC programs must maintain student records for the same length of time as they are required to maintain records for other students. Country teams and/or SCOs retain student records for a minimum of 10 years. Electronic filing is authorized.
C10.20.8. Country Liaison Officers (CLOs). Use of foreign liaison personnel to assist U.S. training activities with student administration is authorized only after the IA has acknowledged the need for assistance and can provide the logistics support. Liaison personnel are authorized only when a country is scheduled to train a large number of students or where student background warrants liaison personnel assistance. Programming procedures for liaison personnel TLA are the same as for the student, if funded under IMET. Liaison personnel are programmed under generic code N10. Liaison personnel are not authorized to pursue a course of instruction concurrent with liaison duties. An FMS case is required for non-IMET sponsored liaison personnel to cover associated support expenses (e.g., leased office space and phone). CLO support and duties will be identified and stated in an agreement between the unit and sponsoring country. Performance standards and expectations will be clearly stated and agreed with actionable options for low standards.
C10.20.9. Leave or Leave Extensions. Leave or leave extensions are granted to IMS only when authorized in the original ITO, or if the SCO amends the ITO by written communication with the training installation. The written communication must be completed no later than 15 days prior to completion of scheduled training.
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