Bovy assumes command of USASATMO
March 8, 2012
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization has a new commander.
Col. Joseph Bovy assumed command of USASATMO from Col. Pete Aubrey during a ceremony March 2 at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. Maj. Gen. Del Turner, commander of the Security Assistance Command, presided over the ceremony.
Bovy comes to USASATMO after serving as the assistant deputy director, Political-Military Affairs, Middle East, Joint Staff J5 at the Pentagon.
"I know the men and women of SATMO look forward to continuing our engagements across the globe as members of the USASAC team -- and I look forward to joining that team," he said.
Turner praised both the incoming and outgoing leadership, and stressed the importance of USASATMO to USASAC.
"SATMO is 'Training the World, One Soldier at a Time,' and more importantly, building relationships by leaving a lasting impression of professionalism and expertise to other militaries throughout the world," Turner said.
The ceremony was also an occasion for USASATMO and the Army to bid farewell to the outgoing commander. Aubrey, who served as the USASATMO commander since July 19, 2010, will retire in April with 34 years of military service.
During his career Aubrey served in a variety of command and staff assignments in Europe, Africa, and North and South America, as well as throughout the Pacific Basin in both peacetime and war environments. He led the unit during a crucial transition period when USASATMO was transferred from the Training and Doctrine Command to the Army Materiel Command as a subordinate organization to USASAC. He also restructured USASATMO to meet the engagement challenges of the 21st century and deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Combine Security Transition Command in 2011.
"It has been my privilege and honor to wear the uniform and serve our great nation," Aubrey said.
USASATMO plans, forms, prepares, deploys, sustains and redeploys U.S.-based security assistance teams to execute security assistance missions that support Army security assistance missions outside the continental U.S. (USASAC release)