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Cablegate: Support to Coalition Provisional Authority

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 AMMAN 000291

SIPDIS

E.O.: 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT OTRA MOPS IZ JO
SUBJECT: Support to Coalition Provisional Authority

1. Summary: In October 2003, Embassy Amman created its Iraq
Support Unit to coordinate Iraq-related activities in Jordan
and assist travel of official visitors through Amman to and
from Iraq. To facilitate such travel, guidelines are
repeated below for U.S. civilian and military personnel
traveling to Jordan for Iraq-related business or requesting
embassy support for transits. End summary.

Iraq Support Unit

2. In October 2003, Embassy Amman created its Iraq Support
Unit. The purpose of the unit is to provide enhanced
support to activities conducted in Jordan on behalf of the
Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the building of a
democratic, secure and prosperous Iraq. The Iraq Support
Unit(ISU)coordinates Embassy Amman's support for CPA's
programs and activities in Jordan and facilitates official
travel to and from Baghdad. Reporting to the Ambassador
through the DCM, the ISU tracks for the Ambassador all
activities related to Iraq conducted by USG officials
located in Jordan.

3. The ISU, by virtue of its coordinating role for all USG
or Iraq-related activities in Jordan, works in close
cooperation with CENTCOM's Humanitarian Assistance and
Coordination Center (HACC), which is also located in Embassy
Amman.

4. Staff of the ISU can be contacted as follows:

Iraq Liaison Officer (as of January 23, 2004)
Bob MacCallum
962-6-592-2473

More contact information to follow upon his arrival.

Deputy Liaison Officer
Amanda Allen
962-6-592-2471
962-79-516-2909 (cell)
AllenAk2@state.gov(email)

Logistics Coordinator
Cheryl Martinez
962-6-592-2723
962-79-549-3827(cell)
martinezct@state.gov(email)

Country Clearance Process

5. The ISU works directly with the Embassy Amman Forward
Liaison Officer at CPA in Baghdad, who is the focal point
for requests for Embassy support originating in Baghdad.
All personnel on official travel to Jordan must be granted
country clearance. For CPA civilian personnel in Iraq, such
requests should be transmitted through the Embassy Amman
Forward Liaison Officer via e-mail, along with any requests
for travel assistance by the ISU. Travelers to Iraq
originating in Washington and elsewhere and transiting
Jordan should continue to send country clearance requests by
cable to Embassy Amman, describing their anticipated needs
for support or facilitation. U.S. military personnel
outside Iraq MUST continue to arrange country clearances
through existing channels.

Instructions for Civilians on Official Travel

6. Civilian USG employees planning travel to Jordan whose
travel originates in any location other than Iraq should
continue to send a country clearance request by cable.
There is no change in this procedure.

7. American citizen CPA civilian personnel traveling to
Jordan on official business, R&R, or any travel for which
Embassy support may be requested (e.g., transits) MUST send
an email to Embassy Amman's Iraq Support Unit (ISU) to
request country clearance. One message can be sent for
multiple personnel traveling as one group. ISU will forward
messages to appropriate offices within Embassy Amman for
action. Embassy Amman will reply, indicating if clearance
has been granted, and in that event, providing the name of a
control officer or Point of Contact, security guidance, and
information regarding the specific travel proposed. CPA
military personnel are subject to a separate clearance
process under the authority of the Defense Attache's Office
and in accordance with the DOD Foreign Clearance Guide.
Steps for preparing an email country clearance message
follow:

A. Please address your emails to:

Bob MacCallum's e-mail address to follow

Allenak2@state.gov

martinezct@state.gov

and send cc copies to:
muellerk@orha.centcom.mil
youngtm@state.gov

browntj@state.gov

B. Subject line: Country Clearance request - Doe, John

C. Text of message:
1. NAME OF TRAVELER(S)
2. HOME AGENCY
3. CPA POSITION TITLE
4. ITINERARY IN JORDAN
5. PURPOSE OF VISIT TO JORDAN (WITH SPECIFICS)
6. CLEARANCES OF TRAVELER(S)
7. POINT OF CONTACT IN EMBASSY, IF ANY
8. FISCAL DATA,IF AFTER-HOURS LOGISTICAL SUPPORT WILL BE
REQUIRED
9. REQUESTED EMBASSY SUPPORT

Instructions for Military Personnel on Official Travel

8. Emails requesting country clearance through Embassy
Amman's Defense Attach Office should adhere to the
following format:


FM: ENTER YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME)
TO: USDAO AMMAN JO
INFO: AS REQUIRED BY YOUR ORGANIZATION)
SUBJ: TRAVEL CLEARANCE REQUEST
A. Country(ies) to be visited
B. Traveler's information (list each traveler, highest
grade first)
C. Dates of travel and itinerary (flight information if
Available)
D. Purpose of travel ("official business" is not adequate)
E. Visited organization
F. Support required and funding
G. Statement(s)
a. Special Area clearance is/is not requested
b. Level 1 AT/FP training completed on (insert date
or state it will be completed prior to travel)
H. Theater specific requirements
I. Country Specific requirements
J. Traveler's point of contact

More specific guidance for each paragraph is provided in the
Foreign Clearance Guide, accessible at
www.fcg.pentagon.smil.mil

9. Requests for country clearance for Jordan for military
personnel in Iraq may be sent by email and be addressed to:

Primary Unclassified: rjackson@san.osd.mil
Secondary Unclassified: mrepetski@san.osd.mil
Primary Classified: jacksork@jorsao.centcom.smil.mil
Secondary Classified: reptskimj@jorsao.centcom.smil.mil

Cc Unclassified: rcarlson@san.osd.mil
Cc Classified: carlsonrkms@state.sgov.gov

10. Thank you for your assistance.

GNEHM

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