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CCMR Partners with Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College on Maritime Domain Awareness

Posted: May 30, 2018
B. Davari

A three-member Mobile Education Team (MET) comprised of retired Captains Tim Doorey, Pete Smith, and Julio Gutierrez, conducted the five-day course at the Naval Command and Staff College (SESKOAL) in Jakarta, Indonesia from 29 April to 5 May. They presented a comprehensive course consisting of 45 modules on “Building Human Capital for Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)” to 135 Indonesian and foreign exchange officers.

The participants were engaged and attentive throughout the course and expressed interest in receiving additional MDA education and training from the CCMR team. As a result, SESKOAL will explore sending ten SESKOAL graduates and four escorts officers to CCMR’s December in-residence “Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security” course.

This was the second time CCMR’s Maritime Security Program delivered a course at SESKOAL. In September 2016, another 3-member mobile team delivered a scaled-down version of its in-residence “Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security” course, a testament to the Maritime Security program’s growing success.

The Maritime Security Program is expanding its scope both internationally (sending mobile education teams) and in CONUS (hosting five, two-week, in-resident courses every year). Program Manager Tim Doorey continues to network with COCOM, Component, Security Cooperation Officers, and Partner Nation counterparts, while expanding an impressive group of subject matter experts (SMEs).

Looking to the future, he intends to expand efforts to build capacity in partner governments through tailored training and education. The Maritime Security program emphasizes interagency, multinational, and regional approaches; however, the crucial aspect of the program will always remain developing the human capital of partner nations. In July, CCMR will conduct its Asia-Pacific Regional Maritime Security course. Currently, sixteen instructors are scheduled to teach the course which will have participants from ten countries.