The U.S. Army's Security Assistance Training Management Organization's (SATMO) Panama Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT) partnered with a Navy SEAL Team in May to prepare Panamanian partners for PANAMAX 23.
PANAMAX is an annual U.S. SOUTHCOM sponsored Exercise focused on providing a multinational response to security threats in the Panama Canal. SATMO’s Panama TAFT provides invaluable experience to these SOUTHCOM efforts due to their enduring relationships with Panamanian security forces, mastery of the Spanish language, and proven proficiency in their assigned military specialties.
SATMO is a subordinate organization to the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) 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 6,500 Foreign Military Sales cases, worth more than $217 billion, for more than 137countries.