Military to military contacts is defined as the contact between members of the armed forces and the members of the foreign armed forces through certain activities such as activities of military liaison teams, and exchanges of civilian or military personnel between the department of defense and defense ministries of foreign governments.
The following is an example of a federal statute that defines the term 'military to military contacts.'
According to 10 USCS § 168, military-to-military contacts is constituted by the following activities performed by the members of the armed forces and members of foreign armed forces.
1) The activities of traveling contact teams, including any transportation expense, translation services expense, or administrative expense that is related to such activities.
2) The activities of military liaison teams.
3) Exchanges of civilian or military personnel between the department of defense and defense ministries of foreign governments.
4) Exchanges of military personnel between units of the armed forces and units of foreign armed forces.
5) Seminars and conferences held primarily in a theater of operations.
6) Distribution of publications primarily in a theater of operations.
7) Reimbursement of military personnel appropriations accounts for the pay and allowances paid to reserve component personnel for service while engaged in any activity.