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Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A0007001 3~ 4~e DDA 76-0200 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence SUBJECT . Midcareer Course and Advanced Intelligence Seminar 1. You wondered to Jack Blake whether or not the Midcareer Course and Advanced Intelligence Seminar could he combined into a single course, and, in essence, whether or not they are one and the same. They are not. The Advanced Intelligence Seminar is geared to exposing the student to international trends affecting foreign policy and national security interests. It permits a summation of the various directorates by a single speaker from each directorate, but then the thrust of the course, comprising two and one-half weeks, is geared toward the international and foreign policy scene, as well as an apprecia- tion of problems in the U.S. such as the cities, urban development, youth of today, blacks, and alcoholism in the J.S. The composition of the course is minimum of GS-13 and up. 2. The Midcareer Course, on the other hand, spans a period of five weeks and dips into rather detailed presentations on the activities of the Agency from an office and division level. More or less, it is a nut and bolt course of what makes CIA tick. It spends a day or two on the Intelligence Community, and then the better part of two weeks on world affairs, such as the challenge of the 70's, the U.S.-Soviet strategic balance, and overall world prob- lems. The course is geared to the Agency officer, CS-12 through -14. 3. If one went from the last two weeks of the Midcareer Course to the Advanced Intelligence Seminar, he could get the feeling of similarity in the fact that very little is said specifically about CIA. Attached you will find the flyer on each course for easy comparison. John N. McMahon Associate Deputy Director for Administration AttAI p -tae fnqglma O O ec F 9 9g498A000700110035-4 Approved For Release 2002/05/02: CIA-RDP79-00498A000700110035-4 Distribution: Orig - DCI w/Atts 1 - DDCI w/Atts 1 - ER w/Atts ,- - DDA Subject w/Atts 1 - DDA Chrono 1 - JNM Chrono ADDA:JNMcMahon:kmg (15 Jan 76) Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000700110035-4 Approved For ReleAa~se2002105102I: CIA-1RUP7a00498A000700110035-4 minis rative-- nterna Use my ADVANCED INTELLIGENCE SEMINAR (AIS) The Advanced Intelligence Seminar concentrates on selected international and domes- tic developments as they bear upon CIA and the U.S. intelligence effort. The seminar draws on knowledgeable speakers from inside and outside government, and provides an opportunity for in-depth dialogue among speakers and participants. Middle and senior grade personnel from all parts of the Agency.. Minimum grade GS-13. Conducted By .............. Intelligence Institute Length .................... Two and one-half weeks, full-time Frequency ................. Three times ayear Place ...................... One-half week an two weeks in the amber of Commerce Building Class Size .................. 25 Prerequisites ............... Minimum grade GS-13 Special Requirement. . ...... Candidates should be prepared to participate actively in the seminar. Form 73, Request for Internal Training, should be accompanied by a biographic profile. Registration Deadline. ...... Three weeks prior to the beginning of the seminar 14 Administrative-.Internal Use Only Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000700110035-4 Administrative-Internal Use Only Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000700110035-4 MIDCAREER COURSE (MCC) DESCRIPTION This course is an opportunity for promising Agency officers to widen their knowledge and understanding of the intelligence profession and the milieu in which it is practiced Phase I deals with functions, relationships, and problems within the Agency. Phase II concentrates on the problems and relationships of selected components of the Intelligence Community. Phase III is devoted to the broader sphere of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy interests which bear on the intelligence function DESIGNED FOR Officers at the GS-12 through GS-14 levels, aged 30 to 40, with five or more years' professional experience, who have need of a broader outlook in executing their current or prospective responsibilities ADMINISTRATIVE DATA Conducted By .............. Intelligence Institute Length .................... Five weeks, full-time Frequency ................. Six times ea Place ..................... Two weeks STATINTL three weeks at Chamber ot ommerc~TATINTL Building, except for three days spent on field trig. Class Size .................. 30 maximum Selection....... ............. Participants and alternates are selected by the O/DCI and each Directorate according to quotas established by OTR Special Requirement ........ Form 73, Request for Internal Training, should be accompanied by a biographic profile 45 Administrative-Internal Use Only Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000700110035-4