Crystal City, Va. - Members of the U.S. Army's Security Assistance Enterprise were recognized by the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan (CSTC-A) at the start of the recent Afghanistan Program Management Review (PMR) in Crystal City, Va. Most team members recognized are part of Army Materiel Command's subordinate command's Security Assistance Management Directorates.

"The Army Security Assistance Enterprise significantly improves the way we provide capability to our strategic partners because of the synergy we get by bringing together all stakeholders," Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker, Commanding General, USASAC, stated. "The enterprise allows our USASAC country program managers to more efficiently reach across AMC, ASAALT, and TRADOC [U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command] to provide comprehensive support to our international partners."

Awards were presented by CSTC-A to the following Security Assistance Enterprise team members: Cheryl Nielson, Army Contracting Command (ACC) Rock Island, Ill.; Kristin Rhuele, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command; Sue Meyers, Joint Munitions Command (JMC); Chuck Pace, Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA); Lauren LiPera, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command; Rick Phillips, Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI); Mike Sprang, TACOM Acquisition Center; and Paul Daigle, Program Manager Non Standard Rotary Wing (NSRW).

According to Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker, "Their hard work, diligence and teamwork to get the tough work done acquiring capabilities that supported the build-up of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) exemplifies USASAC's motto of 'Security Through Cooperation."

The CSTC-A, in conjunction with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force and the international community, are nested with U.S. Forces - Afghanistan. The CSTA-A programs and implements the generation and development of the Afghan National Security Forces in order to enable and achieve security and stability in Afghanistan.

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