Subject: U.S. Military Training to East Timor FY2003

From Foreign Military Training In Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004, Volume I* U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of State Joint Report to Congress Released June 2004 http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/fmtrpt/2004/

IV. Country Training Activities East Asia and Pacific

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/34330.pdf

Program Title of Training # Students/Activities Location Students' Units US Units Involved Cost Start Date End Date

DOD East Asia and Pacific Region, East Timor, DoD Regional Centers for Strategic Studies,FY03

Executive Course 2003-1 1 Asia-Pacific Center Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation U.S. military staff and faculty $14,666 1/21/2003 4/10/2003

DOS East Asia and Pacific Region, East Timor, International Military Education and Training (IMET),FY03

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRSE 1 SAN ANTONIO TX 78236-5259 2ND BATTALION, F-FDTL $11,432 1/13/2003 6/6/2003

MET CIV-MILITARY RELATIONS 80 22-Minister and Cabinet; 1- U.N.; 1-USAID; 2-NDI; 11-FDTL; 10-Advisors to FDTL; 10-UNPKF; 19-PNTL; 4-ICITAP - $40,989 9/11/2003 9/11/2003

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST 1 FT JACKSON SC 29207-7040 2ND BATTALION, F-FDTL - $6,364 6/17/2003 8/28/2003

East Asia and Pacific Region, East Timor, International Military Education and Training (IMET), FY 03 Title of Training # Students/Activities Location Students' Units US Units Involved Cost Start Date End Date FY 03 Totals: 82 $58,785 Program Totals: 82 $58,785

DOD East Asia and Pacific Region, East Timor, Miscellaneous, DOD/DOS Non-Security Assistance,FY03 Balance Egret 03-1 37 Los Palos, East Timor 1st BN FDTL Recon Plt. ODA 126, 1-1 SFG(A) $57,112 8/11/2003 9/11/2003

Regional HIV/AIDS Training 1 Bangkok, Thailand Medical Office, East Timor None 9/9/2003 9/12/2003 FY 03 Totals: 38 $57,112 Program Totals: 38 $57,112 Country Totals: 121 $130,563

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>From III. DOS Foreign Policy Objectives http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/fmtrpt/2004/34216.htm

East Timor

FY 2003 Number of Students Trained IMET 83 $80,909 Misc DOD/DOS Non-SA 38 $57,112 Regional Centers 1 $14,666

TOTAL 122 $152,687

FY 2004 Number of Projected Students IMET 13 $55,380

East Timor is in the process of standing up a modest East Timor Defense Force (ETDF) of 1,500 active duty and 1,500 reserve personnel to meet the country’s security needs. Although East Timor's security will ultimately depend on good relations with neighboring countries, the new nation still needs an ETDF with basic equipment for defense, support, communication and transportation. The ETDF will also need training for its new officers and funds for a small International Military Education and Training (IMET) program have been included as well. The use of training funds and participating with institutions like the Asia-Pacific Center will support the U.S. objectives of East Timor's self-sufficiency, disaster management and humanitarian assistance relief, as well as of developing a professional, effective defense force.

The President has waived the prohibition, in § 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), of the provision of military assistance to East Timor, a State Party to the Rome Statute, for as long as it is party to an Article 98 agreement with the United States.

see http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/fmtrpt/2004/34234.htm for course descriptions


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