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Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest: Joint Report to Congress   -Report Home Page
Released by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
May 2003

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  • 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 are “as of” October 1, 2002. Some FY 2002 costs had not been finalized as of our data collection cut off date. Many FY 2003 events were listed before the foreign operations budget had been passed and funding allocations had been decided. Except where noted, this report does not take into account training activities to be funded under FY 2003 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations or other authorities approved after October 2, 2002.

  • 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, excluding foreign military sales and training provided to the military personnel of countries belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

  • Volume I - Section III (DoS Foreign Policy Objectives). The FY 2002 IMET dollar amounts reported in this section include funds expended to support English Language Labs (material vice training), travel and living allowances paid to each IMET recipient country, as well as course cancellation fees. The FY 2003 IMET dollars reported in this section represent the dollar value of the training requested by each country and the estimated number of students it desires to be trained. The FY 2003 IMET dollars and students reported do not reflect the FY 2003 IMET allocation level for each country.

  • Volume I - Section IV, (Country Training Activities). This section excludes foreign military sales and training provided to the military personnel of countries belonging to NATO, and excludes any training activities in progress or programmed to take place after October 1, 2002. Training activities excluded from this section are reported in Volume II.

  • FY 2003 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 laws, regulations, and documents. Costs associated with training provided in U.S. military formal schools typically only represent additional U.S. costs incurred in providing the training.

  • 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 that was part of a student’s training pipeline.

  • FY 2002 Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) costs that reflect course costs and "0" students typically represent costs incurred where the JCET did not include international participants and/or the event did not take place, but costs were incurred in planning the event.

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