The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization
December 2, 2010
<b>The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization</b>
<b>What is it' </b>
The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (USASATMO) is a brigade-equivalent command, headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C., employing more than 260 Soldiers, Department of Army civilians and contractors who are deployed to more than 20 countries throughout the year to meet the requirements of the foreign nations requesting training assistance.
USASATMO has successfully deployed training and advisory teams to every geographic combatant command, hence the motto <i>"Training the world, one Soldier at a time."</i>
The mission of USASATMO is to plan, form, prepare, deploy, sustain and redeploy CONUS-based Security Assistance Teams to execute OCONUS Security Assistance missions that support Army Security Assistance Enterprise missions.
<b>What has the Army done' </b>
Established in 1974, USASATMO began as a part of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center's United States Army Institute for Military Assistance. Eventually growing into a Field Operating Agency, USASATMO served as the Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC's) executive agent for matters relating to overseas security assistance training management and support.
On Oct. 9, a re-flagging/patching ceremony was held which transferred USASATMO from TRADOC to the Army Materiel Command as a subordinate command to the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.
<b>What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future' </b>
The five-phase transition plan to realign USASATMO under AMC and USASAC began with the October ceremony and is expected to be complete by the end of FY11. The command will continue to be located at Fort Bragg, with many administrative and support functions being provided by USASAC.
<b>Why is this important to the Army' </b>
The transfer of USASATMO from TRADOC to AMC will consolidate all foreign training and advisory functions associated with delivery of Army defense articles and services under USASAC.
Security assistance aides in Building Partner Capacity which promotes regional stability, deters aggression, maintains alliances and spreads democratic values between the U.S. and its allies.
The training and education USASATMO offers is key to USASAC'S "total package" approach to security assistance - which ensures the requesting country not only obtains equipment and resources, but also the skills, abilities and knowledge necessary to operate and maintain. The result is a large return on investment for the U.S. Army - foreign countries are able to aide and defend themselves, which means one less U.S. Army Soldier deployed.
<i>Related story:</i> <a href="http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/10/15/46651-usasatmo-joins-the-amc-usasac-family/" target="_blank">USASATMO joins the AMC, USASAC family</a>
<a href="http://www.usasac.army.mil/usasatmo" target="_blank"> USASATMO website </a>
<a href="http://www.facebook.com/usasatmo" target="_blank"> USASATMO Facebook</a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usasac/collections/72157625114082164/" target="_blank"> USASATMO Flickr </a>