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TO VIA )roved For Relea 2000/0 1 UCA4-RDP61-00442'R000100050023-0 ce Memorandum ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Director of Training$ ONLY Chief, Operations School DATE: 17 March 1959 Chief, Headquarters Training SUBJECT: Weekly Activities Report No. 11 7.1 - 17 March 1959 I. SIGNIFICANT ITEM 25X1A A. S T s On 12 March, met with 25X1 A (OSI) to discuss lecture outlines which the various branches of OSI have prepared. Outlines have been prepared on the following 25X1A subjects: Fundamental Scion es Medicine Guided Missiles; M Conventional Nuclear Energy. Outlines on Weapons will be forwarded to Stan upon completion. 25X1A Stan also received three sketches of charts which the Fundamental Sciences Division of OSI wishes to have prepared for the April course. The outlines of the Fundamental Sciences presentation reflects some change in content from the previous lecture, and the outline of the Nuclear Energy presentation calls for two additional hours. The outlines on Medicine and on Guided Missiles conform to the syllabus objectives. Unfortunately, this report is not as complete as I would like to see it but I was unable to have it clarified because of the absence (illness) of 25X1A B. Faculty Seminars: Work is progressing satisfactorily on the first of several faculty seminars Mich will comprise a program recently approved orally by the DTR. Now in its fourth draft, the CI Seminar will comprise a 40-hour package of instruction,, nddivided equally between reading and formal presentations. receive a reading package that will include pertinent policy and regulatory papers, case histories, and tradeoraft studies. It will be his responsibility to read these befog the seminar. The seminar itself will offer 20 hours of lectures, discussions, films and prac- tical work. At least two tests will be givens the first will test the students' comprehension of the reading materials; the second, will be on the seminar content. Since we have spent a considerable amount of time on preparing this first package I expect that it will 25X1A usefully serve as a model for the other seminars, including one on each of the following subjects: and technical collection, report We are following our normal planning pattern in assembling the seminars. This includes the following steps: 1. Statement of Objectives; 2. Preparation of a syllabus; and 3. Pre aration of a Schedule. Approved For Release 2000/08/17 CIA-RDP61-00442A000100050023-0 3EChET Approved For Release 2000/08/1 7; RtA-RDP61-004 7A000100050023-0 C. Syllabi: We are continuing to work on the preparation of a syllabus for each of the training courses offered by Head- quarters Training. Two, S & T and CIO, are nearing completion and we hope to have these produced by the end of next week's reporting periods has not begun work on OSLO as 25X1A yet but she is preparing herself for the task by taking careful n t content, etc, during the present running of the course. 25X1 A has prepared a very rough draft of some of his thoughts pertaining to PP but it could not be considered a start on the final job. I gave him a copy of the OIF syllabus on 16 March to serve as a guide as to the presentations desired. We hope to have the first draft of the various reporting courses completed by the end of next week. We do not plan to do one for CSR. 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A II. OTHER ITEMS A. Cade Refresher Courses Twenty-seven persons attended the eighteenth session of the Cable Writing Refresher course given from 0900-1300 hours, 12 March 1959. The enrollment roster received from the FI training office on 11 March carried 55 names. Of the 28 persons failing to appear, 8 had been enrolled by FE, 8 by EE, 1 by CI Staff, 1 by PPC Staff, 6 by NEA, and 1 by the Office of Communications. 10 officially cancelled 2 registrations, and the Office of Communications cancelled 1 registration. This is the heaviest non-show list since the start of the course. In the seventeenth session, 49 out of 66 persons enrolled actually attended. By way of attendance distribution in this course, 6 students were from FE; 4 from EE; 4 from SR; 1 from I0; 5 from NEA; and 7 from the Office of Communication. Grades ranged from GS-7 to GS-13, with an average grade of between GS-10 and GB-11. With but one exception, the group was attentive from the beginning. Even that individual by the end of the first hour had become receptive enough to ask questions with the others. Questioning of the useful sort came close to extending the schedule into overtime. An attempt was made to indicate how soundly organized and effectively phrased cables can save recipients' time and reduce cable traffic; to show how the cable writer's consideration for technical matters involved in cabling can reduce cable traffic; and to bring students up-to- date o format. In two fifty-minute lectures, 0900-1050 hours, chief instructor in Information Reportin 25X1A Re orts and Requirements, developed the first objective. Signal Center, talked from 1100-1200 hours on "Technical Condiderations in Writing Cables." From 1200 to 1250, Miss 25X1A instructor in IRRR, presented official practices in "Cable Format." Approved For Release 2000/081137 c!4-RDP61-00442A000100050023-0 25X1 C Approved For Release 2000/08/17 : CIA-RDP61-00442A000100050023-0 Approved For Release 2000/08/17 : CIA-RDP61-00442A000100050023-0 Approved For Release 2000/08/17 -RDP61-00442A000100050023-0 F. Headquarters Brie s I gave Glenn's new 25X1 A executive officer, a thorough briefing on the mission, organization, functions, accomplishments and future plane of Headquarters Training, Operations School, on 12 March. III. ADMINISTRATIVE A. Securitvs Al]. Headquarters Training personnel were assembled for a meeting on the new security instructions on Friday, 13 March. In a brief talk, I explained th letter and 25X1 A the spirit of the new regulations. OTR Security Officer, was present and in a brief talk was most complimentary 25X1A of our security'r a new instructions. That same evening, however, in conducting his Security Check of Room 109, found an exposed Secret er which he secured. I spoke to the occupants of the 25X1 A room on Monday, 16 March, aga emphasizing the need to establish effective security habits. I placed each of the girls on a security tour for one week. I have established a personnel file for each individual in which we will keep pertinent data, including security breaches and/or poor security habits as they are described in our instructions. I intend to use this information in considering eligibility for promotion and other benefits. 25X 1 A B. Personnel s whom we hoe to have rotated into 25X 1 A Headquarters Training to succe and to contribute in the reporting and CI courses, continues to express his deep desire to join us but, to date, nothing definitive has happened either in 25X1A 25X1 A his division, SR, or through the mechanism of the CS panel. - have been workin on this matter and I 25X1A talked to the latter about it today. If is to rotate to 25X1A EE, it is imperative that we have his successor aboard no later than 20 April 1959, the starting date for S & T No. 2. Naturally, it would be far-more desirable to have the successor here for as long a period of time as possible, before the starting date of the course. 25X1A 25X1A as I informed you orally on 11 March, has accepted an offer from FE~ The position is a challenging one and I am certain that.Kay will discharge it well. She has been told that there is also a possibility of an overseas tour. Approved For Release 2000/ RA-RDP61-00442A000100050023-0 L. I 25X1A Approved For Release 2000/08/17 : CIA-RDP61-00442A000100050023-0 Approved For Release 2000/08/17 : CIA-RDP61-00442A000100050023-0