TACOM SAMD employees get firsthand view of foreign military sales materiel

By Adriane ElliotSeptember 22, 2022

(From left) Joe Leitheiser, Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) Mechanical Engineer presents a certificate of appreciation to Tommy Morgan, Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) Director of Strategic Planning.  Leitheiser was among the 12 SAMD employees who attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022. The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (From left) Joe Leitheiser, Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) Mechanical Engineer presents a certificate of appreciation to Tommy Morgan, Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) Director of Strategic Planning. Leitheiser was among the 12 SAMD employees who attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022. The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

Twelve SAMD employees attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022. The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command USASAC.

Pictured are: (from front left) Ryan Ramos, Ramona Rugina, Sarene Sarah Felton, Edil Gonzalez, Brenda Walker and Joel Hetzner, and (from rear left) Hillary Sutherland,  Angela Grigowski, Kortnei Foulks, Joe Leitheiser, Donna Thomas.
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Twelve SAMD employees attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022. The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command USASAC.

Pictured are: (from front left) Ryan Ramos, Ramona Rugina, Sarene Sarah Felton, Edil Gonzalez, Brenda Walker and Joel Hetzner, and (from rear left) Hillary Sutherland, Angela Grigowski, Kortnei Foulks, Joe Leitheiser, Donna Thomas.
(Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)
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Twelve SAMD employees attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022. The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.
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An ANAD employee discusses the M1 ABRAMs Tank turbine engine and ANAD's vital mission during a visit by SAMD employees to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022. The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC).
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An ANAD employee discusses the M1 ABRAMs Tank turbine engine and ANAD's vital mission during a visit by SAMD employees to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022. The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC).
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SAMD employees attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several ANAD facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022.

The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.
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The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)
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Twelve Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) employees attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022.

The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC). During the daylong visit, they toured the Combat System Assembly/Disassembly, Power Train Facility, Transmission Facility, Spiner Hanger, Hydraulics Facility, Artillery Facility, Turbine Engine Facility, Machine Shop Facility, Electronics Shop and the Test Track.

ANAD is the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for tracked and wheeled ground combat vehicles (minus Bradley), towed and self-propelled artillery, assault bridging systems, individual and crew served small caliber weapons and locomotives, rail equipment and non-tactical generators. ADAD repairs and maintain vehicle systems such as the M1 Abrams tank, M88 Recovery Vehicle, Stryker, M113 M9 Ace Combat Earthmover and the Assault Breacher Vehicle. Major components of each vehicle are also overhauled and returned to stock.

For more information about USASAC and the U.S. Army’s foreign military sales mission, visit www.army.mil/usasac.