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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Manila Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0016
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #9672 3151934
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 101929Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 8564
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 119672

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER KCRM SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR MANILA LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
JUSMAG IMET INTERNATIONAL OFFICER SCHOOL AND SQUADRON OFFICER SCHOOL

REF: MANILA 2474

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and found that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights for the individual identified below. This
individual is a candidate for participation in the International
Officer School and Squadron Officer School through the JUSMAG
International Military Education and Training (IMET) Program. The
program schedule runs from February 16, 2009 through May 15, 2009.

2. (U) Candidate:

CPT Arnel B. Jose, DOB: November 23, 1975
POB: Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Unit: 15th Strike Wing, Philippine Air Force

3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the
individual identified in paragraph 2 above, as of this date. Post may
cite this cable in response.

4. (U) If, in the future, post becomes aware of possible human rights
violations by the individual listed above, post should inform the
Department and not proceed with training.

5. (U) The International Officer School and Squadron Officer School
starts February 16, 2009 and ends May 15, 2009 at Maxwell Air Force
Base, Alabama.

6. (U) POC for this action is Jameson DeBose:
-Email: DeBoseJL@state.gov
-Phone: 202-647-2989
RICE

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