Maj. Gen. Ed Daly of the Army Supply Command has pledged to make the necessary changes to obtain “four-star consent” from AMC’s security support firms.
The pledge was presented in the closing remarks of the AMC Security Assistance Enterprise Senior Leader Forum hosted by Commander Brig, Security Assistance Command. General Brad Nicholson, December 13-15.
The theme of the forum, “Foreign Military Sales in Today’s Competitive Environment,” was addressed by representatives from the Department of Defense, Army, and AMC levels on Days 1, 2, and 3 of the rally, respectively. .
Daly’s message to employees is that in order to maintain a strategic advantage, companies should streamline processes to be more responsive and focus on security assistance and foreign military sales cases with the greatest impact and most critical functions. should be prioritized. He emphasized a shared vision and flat communication across the company, along with active collaboration.
AMC’s 20th Commander-in-Chief, Daly also discussed key organizations and structures for improving processes. As USASAC’s Security Assistance Training Management Organization moves forward toward SATMO 2030, it can achieve greater effectiveness with better staffing, resources, and more agile deployment, Daly noted. Daly also asked the Security Assistance Management Directorates, part of AMC’s Lifecycle Management Command, to: Clarify the inefficiencies seen when working with the LCMC and the Program Executive Office.
He also discussed the importance of the National Partnership Program for Security Assistance and the Sale of Foreign Armed Forces and the “connective organization” of the Security Forces Assistance Brigades to train allies and partners, and how the SATMO, which works with the SFAB, could provide additional We emphasized whether we could provide a strategic presence.
He concluded by asking attendees to remain focused on maintaining the equipment of allies and partners to ensure their ability to fight in a coalition environment. He said trust and credibility are brought to the company by taking responsibility for delivery schedules and using the Commander’s Critical Information Requirements process to communicate and resolve issues that affect delivery. His G-3 at USASAC followed his Daly with his CCIR report on foreign military sales outlining his mechanism and how the recipients and timelines fit in.
Nicholson emphasized the relationship when he opened a forum designed to provide a deeper understanding of the current operating environment, stakeholder strategic focus, perspectives and issues.
Alex Kleckner, head of the U.S. Northern Command’s Security Cooperation Programs Branch, stresses the need to be more agile with partner nations in a competitive environment and the importance of remaining a partner of choice. emphasized.
Deputy Secretary Jeff Hughes, J5, recommended improved communication to help manage partner country expectations, but modest investment in this resource-limited region could prove very costly to investment. He pointed out that it could bring great benefits.
Colonel Dan Oh, Director of Internal Affairs, G-3, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Security Cooperation Division, emphasized the importance of the military as a stabilizing agent in the Indo-Pacific region and the need to maintain a permanent presence in the region. said there is. Ohr also acknowledged the importance of using exercises to demonstrate the capabilities of Army equipment and his use of USASAC to use key leader involvement for the interest of corresponding foreign military sales. pointed out the importance.
Army stakeholder perspectives included Colonel Jonathan Dunn, Chief of International Relations for Army Headquarters G-3/5/7, who endorsed the doctrine of Allies and Partners, title 10 and We discussed how the Army is breaking new ground by synchronizing Title 22 security cooperation tools. National Defense Strategy and Army Operational Plan 23-30. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Export Cooperation also emphasized greater integration of Title 10 and Title 22 programs.
Presentations and discussions by other Army personnel included Security Force Support Command, Corps of Engineers, and Security Support Training Field Activities.
The final discussion focused on the challenges and solutions of the AMC Security Assistance Company and codified the AMC Security Assistance Company Strategy for fiscal year 2023. USASAC Director of Strategy, Integration, Policy and Analysis Marv Whitaker explains how the current AMC campaign plan has been restructured to better align with the Army’s campaign plan 23-30, and how the previous 38 explained how the AMC initiative was reduced to 18. Capacity is currently specified as one of 18, Whitaker said.
The Army Security Assistance Strategy for Fiscal Year 2023, and its three initiatives (People First, Execution of the Comprehensive Security Assistance Program, and Modernization of the AMC Security Assistance Enterprise for the Future) and corresponding objectives are led by USASAC’s SiPA was the final point of discussion to do. Improving the Foreign Forces Sales Process (led by his G-9 Director at USASAC).
Nicholson closed the forum with a final remark emphasizing transparency and communication and how he can help. He said that while he talks to USASAC directors every day, he also talks to COCOM, ASCC, ASAALT (Army’s Assistant Secretary for Procurement, Logistics and Technology), DASA-DEC and DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency). To raise problems and ideas with him. His final instruction is, “Tell me what people do every day.”