SATMO welcomes Allen, bids Dow farewell during Jan. 20 change of responsibility

By Tim HansonJanuary 20, 2023

          CSM Robert J. Allen
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The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO) conducted a change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 20, 2023, to welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Allen and bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Dow.

U.S. Army SATMO Commander Col. Andrew Clark hosted the event as Command Sgt. Maj. Dow relinquished his duties to Allen during a time-honored ceremony at the unit’s Fort Bragg, North Carolina headquarters.

Dow has been selected as the next Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

“All of us here know that CSM Dow will acquit his duties with care, fidelity, and distinction,” said Clark during his remarks. “We all witnessed those qualities in him each and every day here in SATMO. We are all, each and every one of us, beneficiaries of his wisdom, concern for our individual and collective wellbeing, and commitment to the betterment of the Army and our unit as we execute our mission with excellence.”

While looking forward to his new position, Dow has the highest praise for SATMO and said he was honored to serve as the senior enlisted advisor to such an excellent team.

“SATMO is composed of world class professional Soldiers, DA Civilians and Contractors,” said Dow. “They are an absolutely impressive team of teams that exceeds expectations, and they are what makes this organization critically and strategically impactful in the current and future operating environment.”

Dow served as the Command Sergeant Major at SATMO from February 2021- January 2023.

Allen served as the battalion command sergeant major for the famed U.S.  Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, before joining SATMO.

“I look forward to being part of this unique organization and experiencing what SATMO has to offer,” said Allen.

SATMO is a subordinate organization to the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and deploys U.S.-based teams to execute security assistance missions outside the continental United States. SATMO has successfully deployed training and advisory teams to every geographic combatant command, hence the motto "Training the World, One Soldier at a Time." Their mission is vital to achieving U.S. national security objectives and stability in key locations throughout the world.

USASAC currently manages over 6,600 Foreign Military Sales cases, worth more than $220 billion, for more than 140 countries. For more information on USASAC and its vital security assistance missions, visit