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The Country Team “A Personal View”. by COL Jorge R. Matos Commander U.S. Military Group, Guatemala. EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE COUNTRY TEAM. NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS. IN COUNTRY FOREIGN POLICY EXECUTION. RESULT!. COUNTRY TEAM. PROGRAMS ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

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The country team a personal view

The Country Team“A Personal View”

by

COL Jorge R. Matos

Commander

U.S. Military Group, Guatemala


The country team a personal view

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE COUNTRY TEAM


The country team a personal view

  • NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS

IN COUNTRY

FOREIGN POLICY

EXECUTION

RESULT!

COUNTRY TEAM

  • PROGRAMS

    ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

  • MILITARY ASSISTANCE

  • INTELLIGENCE

  • DEVELOPMENTAL

WHY?

  • AGENCIES/OFFICES AT EMBASSIES


The country team a personal view

POLITICAL

US

FOREIGN

POLICY

EXECUTION

ECONOMIC

MILITARY

OTHER

COUNTRY TEAM

  • MANAGEMENT TOOL

  • NO FORMAL COMPOSITION

  • CHIEF OF MISSION DESIRES

  • COORDINATE ACTIONS, SHARE

    INFORMATION & RESOURCES

  • COM MAKES THE DECISIONS!


The country team a personal view

AMBASSADOR

PRESIDENT’S REPRESENTATIVE

POLITICAL APPOINTEE/CAREER FSO

FULL RESPONSIBILITY - IN CHARGE

POST MANNING (NSDD-38)

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION


The country team a personal view

DCM

CAREER FSO

CHIEF OF STAFF

CHARGE d’AFFAIRS ad interim

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR


The country team a personal view

POLITICAL

CAREER FSO

REPORT/ANALYZE

POL/MIL

ENUNCIATE US POLICY

HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

DEMARCHES

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM


The country team a personal view

ECONOMICS

CAREER FSO

REPORT/ANALYZE

MONEY AND BANKING

PROMOTE US ECONOMIC POLICY/GOALS

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL


The country team a personal view

CONSULAR

CAREER FSO

SERVICES TO US CITIZENS

PASSPORTS

VISAS

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

CAREER FSO

OVERSEAS POST SUPPORT

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

COMMO

CLO

MEDICAL

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

DAO

COMMO

ARMA

CLO

AIRA

MEDICAL

ALUSNA

COLLECT / REPORT

DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

SAO

COMMO

CLO

SA PROGRAM

PEACETIME ENGAGEMENT

CINC/DoD ACTIVITIES

MEDICAL

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

DAO

ARMA

AIRA

ALUSNA


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

RSO

COMMO

CLO

MSG DET

MEDICAL

STATE DIP SECURITY

EMBASSY SECURITY

RESIDENTIAL & PERSONNEL SECURITY

LIAISON WITH COUNTRY SECURITY FORCES

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

DAO

SAO

ARMA

AIRA

ALUSNA


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

RSO

COMMO

CLO

MSG DET

MEDICAL

PAO (USIS)

MANAGE INFO & CULTURAL PGMS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

ASSESS EVENT IMPACT ON PUBLIC OPINION

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

DAO

SAO

ARMA

AIRA

ALUSNA


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

PERSONNEL

GSO

GSO

B & F

B & F

RSO

COMMO

COMMO

CLO

CLO

MSG DET

MEDICAL

USAID

MANAGE DEVELOPMENT ASST PGMS

ADMINISTER ESF

FOREIGN DISASTER RELIEF

COORDINATE WITH NGOS IN COUNTRY

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

DAO

SAO

ARMA

AIRA

ALUSNA

PAO (USIS)


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

RSO

COMMO

CLO

MSG DET

MEDICAL

NAS

CAREER FSO

ADVISE ON COUNTER NARCOTICS POLICY

MANAGE CN ERADICATION & EDUCATION PGMS

WORK WITH COUNTRY

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

DAO

SAO

ARMA

AIRA

ALUSNA

PAO (USIS)

USAID


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

RSO

COMMO

CLO

MSG DET

MEDICAL

COMMERCIAL

FOR COMM SVC

DOC FOREIGN COMMERCIAL SVC

REPRESENT US COMMERCIAL INTERESTS

PROMOTE US EXPORTS/INVESTMENT

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

DAO

SAO

ARMA

AIRA

ALUSNA

PAO (USIS)

USAID

NAS


The country team a personal view

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

B & F

RSO

COMMO

CLO

MSG DET

MEDICAL

COMMERCIAL

FOR COMM SVC

OTHERS

AGRICULTURE DOE LEGAL

DEA FAA CUSTOMS

TREASURY IRS

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

DAO

SAO

ARMA

AIRA

ALUSNA

PAO (USIS)

USAID

NAS


The country team a personal view

COUNTRY TEAM ORGANIZATION

AMBASSADOR

U/COM

DCM

POLITICAL

ECONOMICS

CONSULAR

ADMIN

PERSONNEL

GSO

(USDR)

B & F

DAO

SAO

RSO

COMMO

CLO

ARMA

AIRA

MEDICAL

MSG DET

ALUSNA

PAO (USIS)

USAID

NAS

COMMERCIAL

FOR COMM SVC

OTHERS

AGRICULTURE DOE LEGAL

DEA FAA CUSTOMS

TREASURY IRS


U s mission guatemala

U.S. Mission Guatemala

AMB

DCM

POL

USAID

DAO

DEA

SAO

ECON

USIS

COMMERCIAL

AGRICULTURE

CONSUL

NAS

INS & CUSTOMS

USGS

ADMIN

PC

ICITAP

RSO

GSO


Country team drives u s response to a disaster

Country Team drives U.S. Response to a Disaster

  • Amb evaluates host government request

  • Formally declares disaster and states intent

  • $50K initial relief funds (OFDA/USAID)

  • Introduction of U.S. Forces (SOFA)

  • Coordination with in-country NGOs and the Red Cross, WFO, PAHO, etc.


The country team a personal view

Department of State (DOS) has the overall responsibility within the USG to implement/execute the U.S. response to a foreign government’s request for U.S. assistance in the aftermath of a disaster


Challenges to guatemala

Earthquakes (1976)

- 25,000 deaths

Hurricanes (1998)

- 256 deaths

- 113K displaced

33 Volcanoes

Flooding

Drought

Poverty

Hunger/Malnutrition

Social Inequalities

Sustainable Economic Development Program

Lack of Resources

Challenges to Guatemala


Conred

CONRED

CONRED is the National Coordination Center for Disaster Preparedness in Guatemala

(a civilian organization under the President)


Key factors of decision making

Key Factors of Decision Making

  • The Country Team must assess host country’s request for assistance IAW U.S policy

  • Interagency coordination is crucial

  • Evaluate critical and timely response to prevent loss of life

  • Coordinate for supplies, equipment, personnel from country team agencies


The country team a personal view

BOTTOM LINEThe Country Team must plan, coordinate, synchronize, execute and assess relief efforts between CT members and Host Nation


Questions

QUESTIONS?


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