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Back Indonesia Protection of Civilians (POC) Training of Trainers (ToT) Course
|Division||School of International Graduate Studies|
|Department||Center for Civil-Military Relations|
|Investigator(s)||Hussey, Benjamin T.|
|Sponsor||Naval Education Training Security Assistance Field Activity (Navy)|
The purpose of this event is to deliver an Indonesia Protection of Civilians (POC) Training of Trainers (ToT) Course in July 2018, designed to prepare potential instructors prepare peacekeeping training cadre at national peacekeeping operations training centers on POC concepts and requirements. This course (MASL 273013) is regularly conducted by CCMR throughout the Asia-Pacific area. This training was coordinated and agreed upon bilaterally by the US and Indonesia governments during the Bilateral Defense Discussions.
If this course does not occur it would diminish Nepal’s capacity to train future deploying peacekeepers in the topic area of POC, and specifically, peacekeeping instructors. This would negatively affect future US-Indonesia cooperation. Indonesia is currently a major contributor of peacekeepers to UN Missions worldwide. There is potential that failure to support this training could adversely impact force generation for potential new UN missions or extend already deployed contingents in place due to inadequate replacements available.
The course is pre-coordinated in detail and supported by the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia and United States Pacific Command.