Army's top general recognizes SATMO Soldier

By Adriane ElliotFebruary 1, 2023

The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia on Jan. 30, 2023.  While there, McConville (left) met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col.  Adrian Villa  (right) for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia on Jan. 30, 2023. While there, McConville (left) met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col. Adrian Villa (right) for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023.  While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col.  Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements. 

Pictured, McConville (center) poses with Colombian helicopter pilots Capt. Diana Monroy and 1st. Lt. David Pantoja from the COLAR’s 25th Aviation Brigade.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023. While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col. Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements.

Pictured, McConville (center) poses with Colombian helicopter pilots Capt. Diana Monroy and 1st. Lt. David Pantoja from the COLAR’s 25th Aviation Brigade. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)
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The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023.  While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col.  Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements. 

Pictured, McConville  presents Staff Sgt. Mark Setian a coin in appreciation for his work with 7th SFG(A).
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023. While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col. Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements.

Pictured, McConville presents Staff Sgt. Mark Setian a coin in appreciation for his work with 7th SFG(A). (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)
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The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023.  While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col.  Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023. While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col. Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023.  While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col.  Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023. While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col. Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, visited Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Juan Vicente Perez Duran at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia, Jan. 30, 2023. While there, McConville met with U.S. country teams and presented a coin of appreciation to Lt. Col. Adrian Villa for his work building partner capacity in South America. Villa leads the aviation technical assistance field team for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO). A critical component of U.S. foreign policy, SATMO forms, trains, and employs security assistance teams tasked with increasing partner capability and capacity worldwide to meet Geographic Combatant Command requirements.