Responding to a request by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for U.S. assistance in the wake of increased violence in that country, the United States has accelerated delivery of weapons and ammunition to Iraq.
The Security Assistance Command is playing a major role in supporting that effort by providing equipment and ammunition including 300 Hellfire missiles to Iraq through the Foreign Military Sales program.
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Security Assistance Command has rolled out the newest version of its Country Program Manager Dashboard and Casebook, which are cyber platforms that improve collaboration and data-tracking for Foreign Military Sales cases.
USASAC commander Maj. Gen. Del Turner kicked off the event, noting the USASAC CPMs all have challenges, and this offered a means to share information and help resolve issues based on the ability to collaborate in these systems.
Five U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization Soldiers deployed to Suriname in February to conduct a Small Unit Tactics Mobile Training Team with the Suriname Army. The USASATMO team consisted of one officer and four Soldiers who served as advisers and trainers during the 12-day field exercise.
Defense Security Cooperation Agency director Vice Adm. Joe Rixey addressed the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command workforce during a March 6 town hall meeting. His message for USASAC: "You are doing now exactly what I want to do for all."
Rixey was referring to security cooperation and Foreign Military Sales, and how future success depends largely on how well the Army, Navy and Air Force meet international partner expectations in terms of quality, cost, speed and transparency.
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. -- At a recent employee recognition ceremony, the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command named its "Employee of the Year" for fiscal 2012. That selection came as a surprise to the recipient, Karen Hudson.
Hudson, who was promoted in July to her current position as the branch chief for USASAC's CENTCOM Central Case Management Division in the New Cumberland office, said she is honored by the decision.
WARSAW, Poland -- Maj. Gen. Del Turner, commander of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Enterprise, met with Polish military officials Feb. 8 to discuss current and potential future Foreign Military Sales cases with Poland.
Representing Poland, Col. Adam Duda thanked Turner for the support USASAC has provided to the Polish soldiers serving in Afghanistan and to the modernization efforts of the Polish military.