CNATRAINST 1500.4F CH-5
8 March 2005
resolution prior to issuance of the completion certificate
and/or detachment of the IMS.
(8) Appoint an officer or designated professional civil
service employee, usually a GS-9 or above, as the IMSO. The
IMSO appointed must be tactful, mature, be sensitive to the
myriad of cultural differences, exhibit sound judgment, and be
able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
(a) IMSOs shall be appointed for a minimum of two
years, when possible, and shall receive the necessary training
to perform this important function. Additionally, an alternate
IMSO shall be identified to perform basic international military
training related functions in the absence of the IMSO.
(b) The IMSO's and alternate IMSO's name, office,
telephone, and facsimile numbers (both commercial and DSN), must
be reported to Naval Education and Training Security Assistance
Field Activity (NETSAFA) via CNATRA (N318).
(c) Training of IMSOs will be coordinated with NETSAFA.
Information on available training can be found on the NETSAFA
website, https://www.netsafa.navy.mil. Naval International
Training Center (NITC) OIC, TRAWING FIVE shall perform all
training of IMSO duties. For TRAWINGS who train Royal Saudi
Naval Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Kuwaiti Air Force, and
certain other international services assigned, NITC shall
perform all training for IMSO duties.
assigned, dependent on the number of IMSs assigned to the
command. Care should be exercised to prevent overburdening the
IMSO when significant numbers of IMSs are assigned. The IMSO
Guide on the NETSAFA website provides additional guidance for
c. NAVAVSCOLSCOM and TRAWING IMSO. In addition to the overall
administration of IMSs, the IMSO shall:
(1) The IMSO will brief IMSs as soon as possible after IMS
arrival at the training installation. The IMSO will ensure that
all elements of concern to the IMS are covered in the briefing
with special attention to chapters 10 and 11 of the SECNAVINST
4950.4A (JSAT). The briefing will include the following:
(a) IMSO-duties and functions.
(b) Policy and regulations-Privileges; restrictions;
conduct, appearance, and grooming; medical and dental care;
laws; indebtedness; shoplifting; purchase of duty-free, tax-
exempt liquor and the penalties for abuse; passports and visas.