security assistance organization


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security assistance organization

All Department of Defense elements located in a foreign country with assigned responsibilities for carrying out security assistance management functions. It includes military assistance advisory groups, military missions and groups, offices of defense and military cooperation, liaison groups, and defense attache personnel designated to perform security assistance functions. Also called SAO. See also security assistance; security cooperation.
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An FMS case manager will likely reside at a security assistance organization in a military department, whereas the program manager may be at another DoD agency, a Combatant Command headquarters, or even in an operational unit.
DSCA utilizes security assistance organizations (SAOs) in over 105 countries around the world to help accomplish this mission.
Mortsolf oversaw the development, production, and distribution of the automated systems to improve the management of training of foreign students and to manage to resources of the security assistance organization itself.
After reviewing many security assistance organization (SAO) engagement plans in the course of conducting joint general inspections, I have found there is no consistent approach to the practice of developing them.
By employing the latter, a country can work as a team with the security assistance organization in managing the country's training program.
government personnel and ten security assistance organization representatives to receive briefings on timely topics relative to the M109 howitzer fleet, exchange ideas and make valuable contacts.
There is a guide that provides points of contact information for Security Assistance Organizations (SAOs) (e.
described their security assistance organizations within each MILDEP.

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