The Security Assistance Training Management Organization welcomed its new commander July 19 in an assumption of command ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Drushal, commander of the Security Assistance Command, presided over the ceremony.
Col. Scott Malone comes to SATMO from his recent assignment as the chief of staff for the Special Operations Command-Korea.
His 32-year career includes assignments as both a noncommissioned officer and officer in multiple Special Forces, 75th Ranger Regiment and Airborne assignments.
He speaks Tagalog, Thai and Khmer, which served him well in his Special Operations command and advisory positions in the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Korea.
SATMO is a brigade-level subordinate command to the Security Assistance Command that employs Security Assistance Teams worldwide to support Army security assistance requirements and missions primarily outside the continental United States.
SATMO provides training, financial and foreign military sales case management services, and oversight in FMS, Foreign Military Financing and Build Partner Capacity programs of the Department of Defense and Department of State.
“The Army establishes interoperability with allies and partners by developing security cooperation and building partner capacity,” Drushal said. “Cohesive teams require professional relationships between Soldiers and counterparts from allies and partner nations. The Army works with allies and partner nations to understand the operational environment and the critical capabilities each brings to the fight.”
So far this year, SATMO is executing 40 missions in 25 countries that span as far as 9,915 miles from the headquarters, and has executed funds totaling more than $53 million.