Magazine article DISAM Journal

Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Presents Foreign Purchaser Course and Senior Executive Seminar in Ankara, Turkey

Magazine article DISAM Journal

Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Presents Foreign Purchaser Course and Senior Executive Seminar in Ankara, Turkey

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Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management faculty members Robert Hanseman, Frank Campanell, Lt Col Karen Currie, USAF, and Lieutenant Paul Dougherty, USN, traveled to Ankara, Turkey, to teach two DISAM courses from 24 April to 4 May 2001. A total of 44 students attended the Foreign Purchaser (SAM-F) and Foreign Purchaser Executive Course (SAM-FE) at the conference center at the Land Forces Logistics Command Headquarters in Ankara. Lieutenant Colonel Muzaffer Yuksel, the Logistics Command liaison officer, made all of the arrangements for the courses and provided outstanding support to the DISAM team. Brigadier General Saim Demirel, the Logistics Command Chief of Staff, welcomed the students and instructors on the first morning of the SAM-F course and conducted the combined graduation ceremony for both courses on 4 May 2001. Lieutenant General Kamuran Orhon, the Logistics Command Commander, hosted a luncheon for the DISAM team during the first week of the course. Captain Craig Galloway, USN, Deputy C hief of the U.S Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), Ankara, provided an overview of ODC activities and active Turkish FMS cases to the SAM-F course.

Both of the courses were conducted in English. Highly motivated, the students were military and civilian members of all of the Turkish military services. Many of the class members already had an excellent understanding of U.S. foreign military sales procedures. A number of students had attended other courses in the United States and several officers were preparing for liaison jobs in the United States. …

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