Security Assistance Management Course Executive and Industry (SAM-E) Course
Bourgeois, Mark, DISAM Journal
The Security Assistance Management Executive and Industry (SAM-E) course is designed to meet the dual educational requirements of U.S. government senior-level security assistance executives and U.S. defense industry personnel involved in international sales. The objective of the course is to increase the student's understanding of U.S. governmental policies and procedures for the transfer of defense articles and services, and to provide an appreciation of the international environment in which they function.
This class creates the ideal opportunity for both senior defense leaders and defense contract executives to study, learn and exchange ideas about U.S. defense policy with regard to security assistance. An equal amount of learning occurs during informal discussion as well as during formal presentations. Student knowledge, classroom interaction, and sharing of information and management practices provide for a dynamic class environment.
During the early eighties the SAM-E was actually developed from two separate courses, one for U.S. government executives and the other for U.S. defense industry personnel. The executive course evolved into a formal course about 1984 to accommodate those individuals who were assigned to security assistance billets but who did not need the subject matter detail provided in other DISAM offerings. About the same time, a course for defense contractors conducting security assistance business was first offered. During the years that followed, there were suggestions about the synergy which could be achieved by combining the two courses. This resulted in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Security Assistance Management Course Executive and Industry (SAM-E) Course. Contributors: Bourgeois, Mark - Author. Magazine title: DISAM Journal. Volume: 22. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2000. Page number: 130. © 2008 Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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