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Approved For Release 2002/05/01 : CIA-RDP78-04,096A000400030005-0 CON Ft DENI% tiee? P krhiiet HIIN 1965 MEMO DUM FOE: ecu ve Secretary. Clandestine Snvtces Training Board SU CT Proposed Changes in the Career Training Program et several moth we ftVe been maldng extentve twMe of the Czireer Tyaining Progr after Program to determine what can prove it. As a result of our effort, we have iden- tified co changes which we feel should be adopted. These are changed affecting the equence and relationship of some of the training courses but not their ;substance or quality. If agreeable, we would like to present our proposals to the members of the Clandestine Services Training Board for their consideration -nd concurrence. We believe that by adoyting these Chall4p111 we will be _able to achieve greater efficiency in the management of the Program and to refine ow judgments still further with respect to the appropriate placement of Career Trainees (CTs) within the Agency's Directorates. 2. Under our present system decis ons on the career p1 CTs have to be made in the early weeks of the Program. in the programming of their training would give us considerably more to evaluate candidates and to maks certain that we are right making our selections. All CTs now take the first nine weeks or the tedquarters phase of the training program. We propose to extend thia by another six week nd to have them all take the Operations Farniliarixation Course (OFC) as well. With this change, we would have until the end of the OFC before decisions on career placement would have to be made. The rLdvantages-are apparent -- CTs would have far more information about what Is involved in working for the Agency, '?articularly the Clandestine Services. Thigi would place tben tn sottoder position to make evaluations of themselves Ind of their snitab lity and to express i,ersonal preferences. By the same token wo would also heve much additional information, including important training evaluations and adeessments, on which to base our decisions. 3. At first glftnce, having k 11 CT* take the OFC may iear to be nao of ; change than it 4ctual1y is. CT* assigned to the DDP now get the same bits c training material in the first diX weeks of the OC that la covered in DOC5 EV D T 24y Drilfl COMP _ OPt TYPE CR1G WS) PAGES -AfeiSrov, Fgask p JUST _ NEX1 REY 0/ AUTlit .0 Air a. lk A t 11 0400030005-0 25X1A Approved Fe? Releas -06096A000400030005-0 the OFC. By having all CTs take the OFC it would no longer be neceesary to duplicate this training in the OC. For CTs assigned to the DDP? the OFC would be followed by an GC devoted to roficiency training kis now the case, this training would be presented in the form of comprehenaive live problems under eirettlated operational conditions. The training content would remain much the eanie as that in the last twelve wett1u. of the pree,ent OC, and the new OC would be reduced from 18 to 12 or 13 wee. However, when preceded by the OFC in the manner as propoeed, the course objec- tive, content end trAnIng goals would remain the saree as they now are the OC. .1. The problem reaulting from these changes treat needs 1110/1.- eion here le that of OFC-type training for non-CT employees. On the basis of Fest experience, there would probably be about SO to 75 erneLoyees in this' category a year. Assuming this number would remain out the earne, we would still have the capability to satisfy this training requirement. How- ever, non-Cr emeloyees would have to be Limited to participltion in two per year rather than in four, a at present. These two OFC .s would be given in the early spring :tad fell, alternately with the OC. Because of work load and limitations of staff the two OFCs given concur reutly with the OC would have to be closed to non-CT employees. 5. If you agree, we proeose to rroke the above changes beginning with the October 1965 clads of Career Trainees. We believe that these changes are in the interest of the Clandeetine Services. By way of ereehasie, I wieh to repeat that both the 4ubotance sid quality of the training will remain in- tect. We aleo leticipate that the Office of Training a ?.:2, a, result will have great deal more flexibility in administering the Program and in /servicing the needs of the Agency. PPS:I hej (23 Jun 65) Distribution: & 1 Adse 1 - DD/S, 2 - DTR 1-PPS - t . .,Appreve Qr Release 2002/ tirttb. \ ati9)11, MATTHEW RD Director of Training 01.1.FIDENIML IA-RDP78-06096A000400030005-0