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1 Slide 1 of 34 Unclassified National Guard Counterdrug Program Brief Central Florida Regional Coordinator Captain Nate Dinger

2 Slide 2 of 34 Unclassified Agenda Florida Counterdrug Overview Task Organization Counterdrug Missions  Civil Operations  Training  Technical Support  Reconnaissance 2011 Program Statistical Summary

3 Slide 3 of 34 Unclassified  DIRECTORATE/SPECIAL STAFF: J2/J3/JDOMS-COUNTERDRUG  DIRECTOR: LTC Michael E. Powers  SUPPORTING STAFF: Total Soldiers & Airmen on orders: 93 (as of 21MAY12) MAJ Jamie Umberger, Executive Officer CSM Rick Mendez, Senior Enlisted Advisor  KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: For the past 20 years, the Florida National Guard has sustained the foremost Counterdrug Program in the Nation. The program consists of four functional areas, Civil Operations, Technical Support, Reconnaissance, and Training. These functional areas support Law Enforcement and Community Based agencies throughout Florida. Our supply reduction efforts have resulted in the seizure of billions of dollars in narcotics and assets. Our reduction efforts resulted in prevention education of over 100,000 youth annually, and our training efforts result in the training of thousands of personnel annually. Overview

4 Slide 4 of 34 Unclassified History  Recognized Nationally for excellence Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) "Outstanding State Drug Demand Reduction Program" 2009 Best Program in the Country (CPE) Four Time Winner of the Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award as Best National Guard program in the Country  Our staff is involved in several National level councils and committees Counterdrug Advisory Council (CDAC) Counterdrug Training Advisory Council (CTAC) Subject Matter Experts on Counterdrug Evaluation Program (CPE) Drug Demand Reduction Advisory Committee

5 Slide 5 of 34 Unclassified Authority to Operate  Section 112, Title 32, United States Code (32 USC § 112) is the authority for the Counterdrug Support Program. Under this authority the Counterdrug Program provides support to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) and Community Based Organizations (CBO)  Public Law (PL ) as implemented by Army Regulation and Air Force Instruction (AR /AFI ). AR and AFI are the authority for the Army National Guard (ARNG) and Air National Guard (ANG) Joint National Guard Substance Abuse Program. Under this authority our office provides oversight of the FLARNG and FLANG Substance Abuse Prevention Programs.

6 Slide 6 of 34 Unclassified Supported Agencies The program supports Federal, State and Local agencies throughout the state Florida Sheriffs Association State Attorney General’s Office Southern Command (SOUTHCOM and JIATF-S) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Florida’s School System Department of Forestry Department of Agriculture Other Agencies Supported Counterdrug HQ

7 Slide 7 of 34 Unclassified Task Organization Task Organization Counterdrug Coordinator LTC Mike Powers Technical Support JSAP Deputy Coordinator – XO MAJ Jamie Umberger Senior Enlisted Advisor CSM Enrique Mendez Civil OperationsTrainingReconnaissance Admin & LogOperations

8 Slide 8 of 34 Unclassified Civil Operations - Foster Community Based Organization (CBO) leader relationships, enhance CBO operational efficiency, ensure inter-organization strategic cooperation, and leverage resources to maximize education and interdiction efforts. The Florida Counterdrug Program executes its support of the National Drug Control Strategy through the implementation of 4 Functional Areas (FAs): Technical Support – Provide Law Enforcement Criminal Analysts, Counter Threat Finance Analyst, and Linguists in support of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Training - Provide resources and training to Law Enforcement Agencies, Community Organizations, and Department of Defense Personnel. Reconnaissance - Provide raw intelligence to law enforcement through Surface, Subsurface, and Aerial Surveillance, and Communications Support.

9 Slide 9 of 34 Unclassified Functional Area Briefs Civil Operations Training (MCTFT & MCTFT-T) Technical Support Reconnaissance

10 Slide 10 of 34 Unclassified Civil Operations DDRA CPT Jeanette Kingsley DDR NCOIC 1SG Wesley Erb

11 Slide 11 of 34 Unclassified Civil Operations Overview The FLNG-CDP Civil Operations Program (COP) will provide coalition support and development to anti-drug coalitions throughout all 67 Florida Counties by using unique military skill-sets and culture to assist community organizations in creating a safe and healthy environment for our citizens. The COP will provide coalition support in the way of development, strategic planning, In-Kind Support, youth and adult leadership training, and approved drug education activities. Through embedded partnership with our community based organizations Florida’s COP will assist local leaders in developing and resourcing initiatives designed to reduce drug use in the community through education and interdiction facilitation.

12 Slide 12 of 34 Unclassified Drug Demand Reduction Programs Youth Leader: A dynamic Youth Program based on the Army Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. Soldiers and Airmen conduct this training in flexible course lengths. The primary target of the Youth Leader program is Middle School students but it can easily be modified for elementary and high schools. The program goal is to provide our youth with the values and confidence to make strong life decisions. Night Vision: A flexible information dissemination program aimed at, “Enabling Florida’s Youth to clearly see the dangers of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs. This award winning program is presented by uniformed Soldiers and Airmen as well as trained students. Youth Camps: DDR supports Youth Camps conducted by various Community Based Organizations. Support for these camps includes facilitation of the various DDR programs listed above as well as personnel and logistics support.

13 Slide 13 of 34 Unclassified The Kaizen!!! Community Systems Group and the National Guard Counterdrug Program have collaborated to develop a Kaizen event that is free of charge for coalitions nationwide. The term “Kaizen” is taken from the Japanese management approach to continuous process improvement. It is hoped that coalitions will regularly assess their current strengths and weaknesses and identify opportunities to improve. By repeating this cycle, coalitions can measure their improvement in capacity over time. This program develops a report that outlines your strengths and weaknesses. Excellent tool for defining success.

14 Slide 14 of 34 Unclassified North Florida Central Florida South Florida DDR Regions West Florida 2010 DDR Impacts Stay on Track:4,368 Night Vision:92,500 Youth Leader: 3,737 Youth Camps:250 Total: 101,932 Drug Demand Reduction

15 Slide 15 of 34 Unclassified Holmes Escambia Santa Rosa Walton Okaloosa Washington Bay Jackson Calhoun Leon Franklin Wakulla Gadsden Jefferson Madison Taylor Suwannee Hamilton Lafayette Dixie Columbia Gilchrist Levy Nassau Duval Baker Clay Union Bradford Alachua Marion Pasco Orange Seminole St. Johns Flagler Putnam Volusia Brevard Lake Hernando Citrus Pinellas Hillsborough Osceola Polk Sumter Charlotte DeSoto Lee Collier Hardee Hendry Highlands Okeechobee Indian River Martin Broward Miami-Dade Monroe Glades Manatee Sarasota St. Lucie Liberty Gulf Palm Beach COP HQ 1LT GatchellSSG Johnson Civil Ops Program Regions SGT Burris SSG Pierce CPT Dinger SSG J. Garcia SFC R. Garcia Coalition Program Liaison – Locklear/ Yevtich Website Manager – Macleod

16 Slide 16 of 34 Unclassified Training Training OIC MAJ Shawn Fulker Training NCOIC 1SG Darren McCall Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT)

17 Slide 17 of 34 Unclassified Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT) Located St. Pete College (Federally Funded) MCTFT-Tactical Located Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (Federal and State Funded) Tuition-free, courses covering all aspects of counterdrug law enforcement Instructor-led classes, satellite- based training programs, CD-ROM independent study courses, and online eDrug training courses. Analytical Investigative Techniques, Aviation Drug Interdiction, Canine Narcotics Operations, Clandestine Laboratory Awareness, Conspiracy Investigations, Courtroom Testimony, Criminal Street Gangs Investigations, Current Drug Trends, etc….. Expert training on military skills that will increase the effectiveness of the agency is planned and conducted by elite Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets) at no cost to the agency. Patrolling, Land Navigation, Booby Trap Detection, Tracking & Counter-tracking, Surveillance, Maritime Operations, Rural Operations, Mission Planning, Weapons familiarization, Marksmanship Support, Tactical Medical, Team Building, and Other Customized classes as requested. Counterdrug Training

18 Slide 18 of 34 Unclassified Reconnaissance Ground Reconnaissance Team (GRT) & Aerial Reconnaissance Team (ART) & RC-26 Program RC-26 OIC LtCol Michael Prinzi GRT NCOIC SGM Sean Keane ART OIC MAJ Tom Warner

19 Slide 19 of 34 Unclassified Reconnaissance Ground Reconnaissance Team (GRT): Surface and Subsurface The Ground Reconnaissance Team based at Camp Blanding, Florida, is comprised of highly trained personnel, forming two operational teams with a support team element. Specializing in rural and urban reconnaissance and observation, the GRT utilizes video and digital photography, remote camera systems, day and night observation devices, and secure communications in order to obtain documentation of suspected illicit drug activity for our law enforcement requestors. While primarily ground reconnaissance, the GRT also specializes in counterdrug underwater dive operations to combat the smuggling of illegal drugs attached to the hulls of ships arriving at Florida’s ports.

20 Slide 20 of 34 Unclassified Reconnaissance Aerial Reconnaissance Team (ART): The ART is a counter-narcotics and homeland security aviation unit based out of Cecil Field in Jacksonville Florida. The unit, formerly known as the RAID (Reconnaissance and Interdiction Detachment) has been in existence since the early 1990s. Initially their primary mission was marijuana eradication and night-time Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) observation of suspected narcotics activity. Over the years the ART has grown to meet ever increasing demands from our counter-narcotics missions, as well as demands involving homeland security and natural disaster missions. Maintaining proficiency in these various mission sets has helped us build and maintain good working relationships with the Department of Homeland Security through Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard. The ART maintains a year-round mission support request with both of these agencies.

21 Slide 21 of 34 Unclassified Reconnaissance Aerial Reconnaissance Team (ART) Capabilities UH-72A Lakota (2 slick and 2 Mission Equipment Package) Dual Engine Turbine Dual Engine Turbine Cruise 120 KTAS, 3-1/2 hour Endurance Cruise 120 KTAS, 3-1/2 hour Endurance Crew - Two Pilots and Six passengers Crew - Two Pilots and Six passengers Missions: Observation, Aerial Cover, Tactical Team Insertions, Thermal Imaging, Photo Reconnaissance, Marijuana Eradication, & Static Displays (DDR)

22 Slide 22 of 34 Unclassified Reconnaissance RC-26 Specs:  External Sensor Pod  1200NM Range, 4-5 hour Endurance  250KTAS Cruise RC-26 Capabilities/Missions:  Aerial Observation / Reconnaissance Monitor illegal activity at known sites. Conduct Car Follows Provide Reconnaissance during raids and controlled buys  Photo & Video Reconnaissance for planning and evidence  Airborne Command, Control and Communication  Transportation (Controlled delivery)

23 Slide 23 of 34 Unclassified Analytical Support South Florida MAJ Jose Rodriguez, FAC CSM Eunkyong Park, FAS North Florida South Florida North Florida CPT Piliod, FAC WOC Baker, FAS

24 Slide 24 of 34 Unclassified Technical Support S2/Criminal Analyst OIC CPT Paul Pilliod S2/Criminal Analyst NCOIC CSM Alain Roque

25 Slide 25 of 34 Unclassified Analytical / Intel Support Types of Support provided by the FLNG CD Program:  Information Sharing (Secret Internet Protocol Router Network)  Transcription, Translation, & Linguist Support  Investigative Case, Analyst Support, Case Prosecution Support  Counter Threat Finance Analytical Support

26 Slide 26 of 34 Unclassified Analyst Locations High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) CD HQs North Florida HIDTA Central Florida HIDTA South Florida HIDTA Tallahassee: State Attorney General’s Office U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency FDLE Fusion Center Jacksonville: U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency NF High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) U.S. Customs & Border Patrol – P3/Air & Marine Orlando: Central Florida HIDTA Gainesville: U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Tampa / St. Pete: U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Panama Express Miami / Ft. Lauderdale: U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) DEA Weston South Florida HIDTA & HIDTA Intel Center Field Intelligence Unit - Miami Southern Command

27 Slide 27 of 34 Unclassified   Rotary Wing Aviation: 547 Hours  Fixed Wing Aviation: 169 Hours  Drug Demand Reduction: 101,932 Students Educated  Florida Counterdrug Training Academy: 23 LEAs & 339 Students Trained  Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training: 794,949 Students Trained  Seizures: 2011 Program Statistical Summary Cocaine: 4,833, Marijuana: $4,133, Currency: $2,084, Other Drugs: $135, Property: $194, Vehicles: $139, Weapons: 75 Total FY10 = $12.7 Million  National Recognition 2009 Best Counterdrug Program Evaluation (CPE)

28 Slide 28 of 34 Unclassified Slide 28 of 22 Key Requirements: The National Guard Substance Abuse Program’s mission is to strengthen the overall effectiveness of the National Guard’s total workforce and to enhance the combat readiness of its service members by deterring illegal and illicit drug use by its members.JSAP Mission: The National Guard Substance Abuse Program’s mission is to strengthen the overall effectiveness of the National Guard’s total workforce and to enhance the combat readiness of its service members by deterring illegal and illicit drug use by its members. Urinalysis testing is decentralized to the Company/Battery/Det level. ARNG units must test a minimum of 10% per month or 25% per quarter. ANG units must test a minimum of 5% per month or 13% per quarter. Must test 100% of AGR, Counterdrug, Aviation, MPs, Medical, CSTs, and ANG personnel that require a flight physical each year. Each unit must have at least one trained Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) / Drug Testing Program Administrator (DTPAM). E5 and above & must be recertified every 12 months. The UPL / DTPAM conducts the urinalysis and trains the observers. Quarterly Alcohol & Drug Intervention Council (ADIC) meetings are conducted. Council is appointed by TAG Council Co-Chairs: ATAG-Army & ATAG Air Council Members: State CSM, JAG, J1, State Surgeon’s office, FLANG Rep, MACOM Safety Officers, SAO, State Safety Officer/NCO, JSAPO, JSAPCs, Recorder. References: AR dtd 2 Feb 09 & FNG Pam dtd 1 Oct 09 Points of Contact:JSAPO,, JSAPC, SSG Robert Augustine, JSAPC, MSgt Alonza Fedd, Joint Substance Abuse Prevention (JSAP)

29 Slide 29 of 34 Unclassified CURRENT ISSUES: Reliance on Congressional Adds for sustainment of the Counterdrug Program creates turbulence for program efforts to provide support to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) and Community Based Organizations (CBO). DISCUSSION: Since 2001 the Counterdrug Program has grown increasingly reliant on Congressional Adds to sustain the level of support provided to LEA/CBOs. Congressional Adds have increased from 12 to 28 percent of the overall budget between 2001 and Reliance on Congressional Adds creates a condition of operational uncertainty, threatens to erode our credibility with supported agencies, and affects the lives of personnel on the program if the add is not received. Florida’s program has consistently proven we provide a large return on investment as we have been consistently recognized for our achievements nationally, with the most recent being best program for Our staff actively supports NGB initiatives and advisory councils as additional duties. Our achievements more than justify sustainment of our program. RECOMMENDATION: Provide $11M in POM funding to stabilize the Florida National Guard Counterdrug program. Program Sustainment

30 Slide 30 of 34 Unclassified CURRENT ISSUES: NGB is proposing a reduction in MCTFT’s allocation of the Presidential Budget for Counterdrug Schools from $2.9M to $2.0M for FY11 in order to fund a fifth school in Washington State. DISCUSSION: Expansion of the Counterdrug Schools system should only be considered if additional Presidential Budget funds are received. MCTFT has a long history of providing valuable and relevant training to many hundreds of thousands of Law Enforcement and Community Based personnel. Counterdrug Training across the United States, including support to the nation’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will be severely reduced since MCTFT historically provides more training than all the other schools combined. Additionally, MCTFT receives a Congressional Add of $3M annually. If this add is not received, MCTFT is facing a budget reduction from $5.9M to $2M in FY11. This would have catastrophic consequences for MCTFT. RECOMMENDATION: TAG support sustainment of MCTFT President Budget at $2.9M Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT) Funding

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