Army Foreign Area Officer Program - faoa.org

Army Foreign Area Officer Program - faoa.org

AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION Army G-3/5/7 Army Foreign Area Officer Program National Military Intelligence Association Fall Symposium 18-19 September 2012 Presented by: LTC Paul DeCecco This Brief is Classified: UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION Army G-3/5/7 Vision and Core Competencies Accessions Initial Development of Army FAOs Structure/People Initiatives (Way Ahead) UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION FAO Vision Army G-3/5/7 Army Foreign Area Officers are Soldiers grounded in the Profession of Arms; who provide leadership and expertise in diverse organizations in joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational environments; who advise seniors as regional experts; and who offer unique war fighting competenciescross-cultural capabilities, interpersonal communications and foreign language skillsthat are critical to mission readiness of the Army in todays dynamic strategic environment. 3 UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO

AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION FA48 Accession Program Army G-3/5/7 Accession earlier without compromising eligibility/quality requirements 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 MAJ pin on 14 16 18 20 LTC pin on FAO UTILIZATION VTIP Start Training Training/THS - Typical training start time New Accession Program Characteristics New Characteristics 100% of officers areAccession volunteersProgram (significant change) 100%

of officers are volunteers (significant change) Accessed between 5-7 years of commissioned service Accessed between 5-7 years of commissioned service Trained as a Captain vice Major Trained as approximately a Captain vice Major Receive 80 officers per year-group (100% of requirement) Receive approximately 80 officers perinto year-group (100% of requirement) Proponent gets unparalleled input selection of officers Proponent gets start unparalleled input into selectionofofaccession officers Officers now training within 12 months Officers now start training within 12 months of accession - MAJ or LTC pin on point - VTIP opportunities New Accession Program Benefits Army gets more experienced Majors 2+ utilization tours as a Major Army utilization and fill rates increase Army will be able to better focus resources to meet high demand AOC requirements

Ultimate result is better support to Army, Joint Force and other supported organizations UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO UNCLASS/FOUO AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION FAO Training Army G-3/5/7 Foreign Area Officers In-Region Training (IRT) Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) Career Career field field orientation orientation 11 week week at at DLI DLI Curriculum Curriculum focused focused on on key key FAO FAO missions missions in in the the Army Army and and JIIM JIIM OSD OSD funding funding Between Between 26 26 and and 63

63 weeks weeks Standard Standard == 2/2/2 2/2/2 Language Language dependent dependent on onAOC AOC Immerse Immerse officer officer 12 12 months months Country Country Team Team Internships Internships Host-nation Host-nation PME PME Regional Regional travel travel Improve Improve language language to to 3/3 3/3 Regionally Regionally focused focused Masters Masters Degree Degree 12-18 12-18 months months Large Large diversity diversity of of schools schools == diversity

diversity of of thought thought and and networking networking UNCLASS/FOUO ACS SSF SSF Intermediate Level Education (ILE) Maintain MaintainArmy Army connection connection Warrior Warrior ethos ethos Army Army operations operations Planning Planning skills skills Sustainment Language Training ILE Language Joint FAO Course, Phase I IRT Joint FAO Course Key Enablers in Prevent, Shape, Win Sustainment Sustain

Sustain perishable perishable language language skills skills Joint FAO Joint FAO Course, Course, Phase Phase II II Ensure Ensure breadth breadth and depth and depth of of assignments assignments AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION Force Structure by AOC Army G-3/5/7 48E 48C 48F 48G 48H 48D AOC # of Billets 48B Latin America 185 48E Eurasia 148 48G Middle East 142 48C Europe 135 48J Sub-Sahara Africa 99 48I Southeast Asia 59

48H Northeast Asia 55 48D South Asia 49 48F China 39 48X FAO Immaterial 31 ** # FAOS 221 213 182 199 127 90 85 65 66 Notes: ** Includes 14x USAREUR billets projected to revert back to 48Ccoded positions on next manning document Source: Billet data from UAD 1204; Personnel data from TOPMIS Sept 2012 48B 48J 48I Total # of personnel = 1248 officers 942 billets; increase of 211 from FY03 75% of billets Joint 573 or 61% Billets OCONUS We have approximately 350 officers in training and another 50-75 deployed for contingency operations UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION Way Ahead Army G-3/5/7 Accessions program changes Initial FAO training changes, continual improvement Advanced Professional Development Program Secondary AOCs/Shift to Pacific and Mid-East

Quarterly Council of Colonels FAO Proponent Review and Update policy guidance document (DA PAM 600-3) every two years UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION Army G-3/5/7 Questions? UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION Army G-3/5/7 Back up Information UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION FAO Structure Distribution Army G-3/5/7 FAO STRUCTURE (ALL GRADES) FY12 [1204 UAD] STATE DEPT 12 1.27% TRADOC LNO 11 1.17% 75% of FAO Jobs are Joint ASCC 75 7.96% SEC ASST 126 USMA/AF ACADEMY 31 13.38% 3.29% 942 Total Billets

162nd IBCT 21 2.23% ARSTAFF 26 2.76% ATTACHE 197 20.91% OSD 52 5.52% Operational (Corps/ONDCP/SMD/ NGIC,etc) 59 JCS 6.26% 25 2.65% 573/61% Billets OCONUS NATO 9 0.96% FACULTY (CAC,DLI,NDU,etc) 33 3.50% DTRA 43 4.56% COCOM HQ 143 15.18% DIA HQ 79 8.39% UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO Structure has grown 204 billets since

2005 AMERICAS ARMY: THE STRENGTH OF THE NATION FAO Growth by AOC 2003-2012 Army G-3/5/7 48 Army FAO Structure has grown 211 billets since 2003 to 2012 FAO Growth Initiative AOCs Greater than 15% Increase Between 0-15% Increase Decrease of Auths 48B 48C 48D 48E 48F 48G UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 48H 48I 48J 48X

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