DoD Foreign Clearance Program (FCP)
|Publication Date:||28 December 2009|
PURPOSE. This Directive:
a. Reissues and renames DoD Directive (DoDD) 4500.54 (Reference (a)) to update policy and the assignment of responsibilities for the DoD FCP.
b. Incorporates and cancels Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (b)).
c. Designates the Secretary of the Air Force as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for the DoD FCP in accordance with DoDD 5101.1 (Reference (c)).
d. Cancels DoD 4500.54-G (Reference (d)) and authorizes the EA for the DoD FCP to publish a DoD foreign clearance guide (FCG) or successor publication to issue detailed guidance and procedures on DoD aircraft diplomatic and DoD personnel travel clearances, payment of aviation-related fees for DoD aircraft, sovereignty of U.S. military aircraft, and other issues falling under the DoD FCP.
e. Establishes a Foreign Clearance Program Policy Council (FCPPC) to coordinate, as necessary, DoD FCP policy within OSD and with other DoD Components.
APPLICABILITY. This Directive applies to:
a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. DoD personnel assigned to international staffs or organizations.
c. Non-DoD personnel traveling under DoD sponsorship, except for members and employees of Congress.