10 U.S. Code § 1051 - Multilateral, bilateral, or regional cooperation programs: payment of personnel expenses

(a) The Secretary of Defense may pay the travel, subsistence, and similar personal expenses of defense personnel of developing countries in connection with the attendance of such personnel at a multilateral, bilateral, or regional conference, seminar, or similar meeting if the Secretary determines that the attendance of such personnel at such conference, seminar, or similar meeting is in the national security interests of the United States.
(b)
(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), expenses authorized to be paid under subsection (a) may be paid on behalf of personnel from a developing country only in connection with travel to, from, and within the area of responsibility of the unified combatant command (as such term is defined in section 161 (c) of this title) in which the multilateral, bilateral, or regional conference, seminar, or similar meeting for which expenses are authorized is located or in connection with travel to Canada or Mexico.
(2) In a case in which the headquarters of a unified combatant command is located within the United States, expenses authorized to be paid under subsection (a) may be paid in connection with travel of personnel to the United States to attend a multilateral, bilateral, or regional conference, seminar, or similar meeting.
(3) In the case of defense personnel of a developing country that is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and that is participating in the Partnership for Peace program of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), expenses authorized to be paid under subsection (a) may be paid in connection with travel of personnel to the territory of any of the countries participating in the Partnership for Peace program or the territory of any NATO member country.
(4) Expenses authorized to be paid under subsection (a) may not, in the case of any individual, exceed the amount that would be paid under chapter 7 of title 37 to a member of the armed forces of the United States (of a comparable grade) for authorized travel of a similar nature.
(c) In addition to the expenses authorized to be paid under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense may pay such other expenses in connection with any such conference, seminar, or similar meeting as the Secretary considers in the national security interests of the United States.
(d) The authority to pay expenses under this section is in addition to the authority to pay certain expenses and compensation of officers and students of Latin American countries under section 1050 of this title.
(e) Funds available to carry out this section shall be available, to the extent provided in appropriations Acts, for programs and activities under this section that begin in a fiscal year and end in the following fiscal year.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title XIII, § 1322(a),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3989; amended Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title IX, § 936,Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1538; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XIII, § 1301(5),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1668; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title XIII, § 1362,Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2560; Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title XII, § 1202(a),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2663; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title XII, § 1203,Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3456; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title XII, § 1231(a), (b)(1), (c)(1),Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4636, 4637.)
Codification

Another section 1051 was renumbered section 1032 of this title.
Amendments

2008—Pub. L. 110–417, in section catchline substituted “Multilateral, bilateral, or regional” for “Bilateral or regional”, in subsec. (a) substituted “a multilateral, bilateral,” for “a bilateral”, in subsec. (b)(1) substituted “to, from, and” for “to and” and “multilateral, bilateral,” for “bilateral”, in subsec. (b)(2) substituted “multilateral, bilateral,” for “bilateral”, and added subsec. (e).
2006—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–163inserted “to and” after “in connection with travel” and substituted “in which the bilateral or regional conference, seminar, or similar meeting for which expenses are authorized is located” for “in which the developing country is located”.
2002—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 107–314, § 1202(a)(1), substituted “paragraphs (2) and (3)” for “paragraph (2)”.
Subsec. (b)(3), (4). Pub. L. 107–314, § 1202(a)(2), (3), added par. (3) and redesignated former par. (3) as (4).
1992—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 102–484struck out subsec. (e) which read as follows: “The authority of the Secretary of Defense under this section shall expire on September 30, 1992.”
1990—Subsecs. (e) to (g). Pub. L. 101–510redesignated subsec. (g) as (e) and struck out former subsecs. (e) and (f) which read as follows:
“(e) Not later than March 1 each year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report containing—
“(1) a list of the developing countries for which expenses have been paid under this section during the preceding fiscal year; and
“(2) the amount paid by the United States in the case of each such country.
“(f) During each of fiscal years 1987, 1988, and 1989, not more than $800,000 may be obligated or expended under this section.”
1989—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 101–189, § 936(a), inserted before period at end “or in connection with travel to Canada or Mexico”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 101–189, § 936(b), substituted “1992” for “1989”.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title XII, § 1231(b)(2),Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4637, provided that: “The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall take effect on October 1, 2008, and shall apply with respect to programs and activities under section 1051 of title 10, United States Code, as so amended, that begin on or after that date.”
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title XII, § 1202(b),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2663, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply only with respect to travel performed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 2, 2002].”
Air Force Scholarships for Partnership for Peace Nations To Participate in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program

Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title XII, § 1206,Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4387, provided that:
“(a) Establishment of Scholarship Program.—The Secretary of the Air Force may establish and maintain a demonstration scholarship program to allow personnel of the air forces of countries that are signatories of the Partnership for Peace Framework Document to receive undergraduate pilot training and necessary related training through the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program. The Secretary of the Air Force shall establish the program pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Secretary of State.
“(b) Transportation, Supplies, and Allowance.—Under such conditions as the Secretary of the Air Force may prescribe, the Secretary may provide to a person receiving a scholarship under the scholarship program—
“(1) transportation incident to the training received under the ENJJPT program;
“(2) supplies and equipment to be used during the training;
“(3) flight clothing and other special clothing required for the training;
“(4) billeting, food, and health services; and
“(5) a living allowance at a rate to be prescribed by the Secretary, taking into account the amount of living allowances authorized for a member of the Armed Forces of the United States under similar circumstances.
“(c) Relation to Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program.—
“(1) Enjjpt steering committee authority.—Nothing in this section shall be construed or interpreted to supersede the authority of the ENJJPT Steering Committee under the ENJJPT Memorandum of Understanding. Pursuant to the ENJJPT Memorandum of Understanding, the ENJJPT Steering Committee may resolve to forbid any airman or airmen from a Partnership for Peace nation to participate in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program under the authority of a scholarship under this section.
“(2) No representation.—Countries whose air force personnel receive scholarships under the scholarship program shall not have privilege of ENJJPT Steering Committee representation.
“(d) Limitation on Eligible Countries.—The Secretary of the Air Force may not use the authority in subsection (a) to provide assistance described in subsection (b) to any foreign country that is otherwise prohibited from receiving such type of assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) or any other provision of law.
“(e) Cost-sharing.—For purposes of ENJJPT cost-sharing, personnel of an air force of a foreign country who receive a scholarship under the scholarship program may be counted as United States pilots.
“(f) Progress Report.—Not later than February 1, 2012, the Secretary of the Air Force shall submit to the congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives], the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report on the status of the demonstration program, including the opinion of the Secretary and NATO allies on the benefits of the program and whether or not to permanently authorize the program or extend the program beyond fiscal year 2012. The report shall specify the following:
“(1) The countries participating in the scholarship program.
“(2) The total number of foreign pilots who received scholarships under the scholarship program.
“(3) The amount expended on scholarships under the scholarship program.
“(4) The source of funding for scholarships under the scholarship program.
“(g) Duration.—No scholarship may be awarded under the scholarship program after September 30, 2012.
“(h) Funding Source.—Amounts to award scholarships under the scholarship program shall be derived from amounts authorized to be appropriated for operation and maintenance for the Air Force.”

 

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