Foreign Military Training: Joint Report to Congress, Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
June 2004

  • 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, 2003. Some FY 2003 costs had not been finalized as of the data collection cut off date. Many FY 2004 events were listed before the foreign operations budget had been passed and funding allocations had been decided.

  • Volume I - Section III, DoS Foreign Policy Objectives

    -- Contains the summary data for all military training, excluding Foreign Military Sales. (Foreign Military Sales are reported in Volume II.)

    -- "Number of Students Trained" reflects individual "students" that received training. Thus one student attending several training activities/events may be reflected as one "student."

    -- The FY 2003 IMET dollar amounts 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. (In Volume II, the FY 2004 IMET dollars represent the value of the training requested by each country and the estimated number of students. The FY 2004 IMET dollars and students reported DO NOT reflect the FY 2004 IMET allocation level for each country.)

  • FY 2004 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 schools represent additional U.S. costs incurred in providing the training.

  • If FY2003 training has 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 2003 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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