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Directorate of Security Assistance and Equipping (SA&E)

 
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The Directorate of Security Assistance and Equipping (SA&E) provides policy oversight, guidance, planning, coordination, and direction for the execution of and improvements to security assistance and equipping programs. SA&E programs include sale, lease, excess defense articles, Title 10 and Title 22 equipping programs, and drawdown of defense articles and services to foreign governments. SA&E integrates programs into solutions that contribute to the accomplishment of national security objectives. These programs are designed to advance partner nation capacity and capabilities through the provision of training, and defense articles and services; and to accomplish national security objectives through military-civilian engagement.


Middle East (ME) Division

The Middle East (ME) Division provides policy oversight, guidance, planning, coordination, and direction for the execution of security cooperation programs. Its staff of trained Country Portfolio Directors (CPDs) are responsible for managing the execution and synchronization of the various security cooperation programs at the country level. Programs include sale, lease, commercial contracts and drawdown of defense articles and services to foreign governments in the CENTCOM area of responsibility that meet U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.

Special Programs:

Implementation and oversight of the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF), the Iraq Train and Equip Fund (ITEF), the Syria Train and Equip Fund (STEF), the Wye River Peace Accords, the Jordanian drawdown authority, and the foreign military financing of direct commercial contracts (FMF/DCC) program (Also DCC Guidelines).

ME Countries:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.


Europe (EUR) Division

The Europe (EUR) Division provides policy oversight, guidance, planning, coordination, and direction for the execution of security cooperation programs. Its staff of trained Country Portfolio Directors are responsible for managing the execution and synchronization of the various security cooperation programs at the country level. Programs include sale, lease, and drawdown of defense articles and services to foreign governments in the EUCOM area of responsibility that meet U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.

Special Programs:

EUR is responsible for the implementation of both the International Affairs Budget (150) and the Department of Defense (050) portion of the Wales Initiative Fund (WIF), Partnership for Peace (PfP), Bosnia draw downs and Coalition Affairs requirements, the European Reassurance Initiative, the Ukraine Security Initiative, and other programs.

EUR Countries:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Rep (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, NATO, Netherlands, Norway, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.


Africa and Western Hemisphere (AFW) Division

The Africa and Western Hemisphere (AFW) Division provides policy oversight, guidance, planning, coordination, and direction for the execution of security cooperation programs. Its staff of trained Country Portfolio Directors are responsible for managing the execution and synchronization of the various security cooperation programs at the country level. Programs include sale, lease, and drawdown of defense articles and services to foreign governments in the AFRICOM, NORTHCOM and SOUTHCOM areas of responsibility that meet U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.

Special Programs:

Implementation of counter-narcotics assistance in the form of drawdown of defense articles and services to Colombia and other impacted countries in the region.

AFW Countries:

Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem Rep (Kinshasa), Congo, Rep (Brazzaville), Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Southern Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Western Sahara, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. AFW also supports security cooperation activities of the Organization of African Unity, the Organization of American States, and the United Nations.


Asia Pacific (AP) Division

The Asia Pacific (AP) Division provides policy oversight, guidance, planning, coordination, and direction for the execution of security cooperation programs. Its staff of trained Country Portfolio Directors are responsible for managing the execution and synchronization of the various security cooperation programs at the country level. Programs include sale, lease, and draw down of defense articles and services to foreign governments in the PACOM area of responsibility that meet U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.

AP Countries:

Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vietnam.


Case Writing (CWD) Division

The Case Writing (CWD) Division finalizes and reviews all Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) to ensure they meet U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.


Congressional Notification (CN) Team

Process Congressional Notifications regarding potential major arms sales in accordance with Section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act which are developed by the Implementing Agencies. Conduct interagency coordination of the notifications prior to submittal to the Department of State for notification to Congressional committees of jurisdiction.


End Use Monitoring (EUM) Division

The End Use Monitoring (EUM) Division oversees the execution of the Department of Defense EUM program (Golden Sentry). EUM reduces the security risks involved in transfers of equipment and services, and assures that required export controls, physical security, and accountability requirements are in place and enforced.


Equipping(EQP) Division

The Equipping (EQP) Division in coordination with the Regional Divisions (IRT) through the Equipping Portfolio Directors (EPD)s executes DoD Title 10 Security Cooperation (SC) programs including the: 1206/2282 Global Train and Equip Program,  Counter Terrorism Partnership Fund (CTPF), European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), Section 1263 Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP), and Title 22 programs including the: Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF), Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF), Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), Leases and the sale or grant of Excess Defense Articles (EDA).