Department of Defense Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Project

DoD General Awareness Refresher Training

Since 2013, Global Centurion has served as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Office. The CTIP Office is responsible for establishing policy and implementing programs to combat trafficking in persons.

The Department of Defense created the CTIP office in response to the President’s National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD 22) which stated the U.S. “zero tolerance policy” for trafficking in persons (TIP). The Directive states, “Agencies shall review their internal structures, personnel requirements, capabilities, information systems, professional education programs, training procedures, legislative authorities, and budgets to accommodate the provisions of this directive…Departments and agencies shall ensure that all of the appropriate offices within their jurisdiction are fully training to carry out their responsibilities to combat trafficking.” In response, DOD instructed all DOD components (the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of Air Force, and the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense) to conduct a mandatory annual training on trafficking in persons for DOD personnel.

In its SME capacity, GC has worked on creating four key on-line trainings. The first training is a General Awareness Training required for all DOD personnel. It provides basic information on trafficking in persons, including how to:

  • Understand the root causes of human trafficking;
  • Identify vulnerable populations;
  • Initiate preventive internal protocols; and
  • Establish response protocols to TIP allegations

In addition, GC also served as Subject Matter Expert for specialized trainings for:

  • Acquisition and Procuration Workforce (acquisition and contracting professionals). It includes an overview of laws and regulations, and the responsibilities to prevent, identify, and respond to abuses and is aimed at preventing trafficking in government contracts.
  • Military Law Enforcement (military police, criminal investigators, inspector general employees, other military and DOD law enforcement personnel). It is aimed at first on the scene investigators to help them understand and assess potential human trafficking cases and is based on a DOD –centric TIP case investigated by a military police patrol supervisor, his junior partner, and a special agent investigator;
  • Refresher Course (for personnel who have taken the General Awareness Course already). It provides an update on new law and policy related to human trafficking and gives the learner an opportunity to apply knowledge in DOD-centric sex and labor trafficking scenarios.