IMSO - Mission & Vision
The International Military Student Office provides direct support to the international military student (IMS) attending ALU in the areas of administration, socialization, cultural enrichment, recreation and personal and family matters through briefings, presentations, subject matter expert contacts, and needed assistance to insure success in academic programs. Develop skills needed for effective operation and maintenance of equipment acquired from the United States. Enhance US and international partner interoperability, to build and enhance international partner operational capabilities and capacity, and to expand relationships with existing and new international partners. Promote better understanding of the United States, its people, political system, institutions, democratic values, and way of life. Using directed automated programs and resources, assesses, plans, develops, and executes administrative and academic life-cycle support, FSP support, and strategic communication for all IMS and their authorized accompanying dependents.
Build a relationship to work with US during peacekeeping and coalition environment. Assist the country with developing its defense. To provide and develop skills for operation and maintenance of equipment acquired from the US.
International Military Student (IMS)
The IMSO provides direct support to the international military students (IMS) attending the schools and courses within the Sustainment Center of Excellence's purview. This support is in the areas of administration, socialization, cultural enrichment, recreation and personal and family matters. Administrative and support functions include briefings, in-processing and assisting students, and ensuring that the international students are prepared for their academic programs. IMSO training functions include monitoring IMS academic progress during their time here and coordinating with the academic departments to provide assistance as needed. Other training functions include briefing cadre and staff on the security assistance program and the particulars of working with IMS, coordinating with academic sponsors, social sponsors and delineating their responsibilities, and providing professional development training and orientation opportunities for IMSO staff.