United States Military Training Mission

United States Military Training Mission

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unit_name= United States Military Training Mission


caption=Emblem of the United States Military Training Mission.
dates= 1953 -
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type= Security Assistance Organization (SAO)
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garrison= Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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nickname=USMTM (pronounced "yuce-MIT/MIN-em")
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commander1= Major General Rhett A. Hernandez
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The United States Military Training Mission (USMTM) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a Security Assistance Organization (SAO) which manages and is primarily funded by Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases between the United States Government and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. USMTM was the result of a meeting between King Abdul Aziz and United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Great Bitter Lake.

Mission

USMTM's Mission statement reads: "Train, advise, and assist the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces through security assistance efforts in developing, training, and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to facilitate regional security.”

USMTM is a Joint Command comprised of officers and enlisted personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The head of USMTM carries the title of "Chief" and also has the additional title of U.S. Defense Representative (USDR) for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. USMTM is the primary liaison between U.S. Armed Forces and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense and Aviation (MODA), the Saudi counterpart to the American Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Within USMTM there are six divisions, each who interfaces with a Saudi counterpart:
* Joint Advisory Division (JAD): interfaces with the Ministry of Defense and Aviation (MODA).
* Land Forces Division (LFD): interfaces with the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF).
* Naval Forces Division (NFD): interfaces with the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF).
* Air Force Division (AFD): interfaces with the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
* Marine Forces Division (MFD): interfaces with the Royal Saudi Marine Forces (RSFMF) component of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces.
* Air Defense Forces Division (ADF): interfaces with the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF).

Both military and civilian personnel assigned to USMTM are under the sponsorship of the U.S. State Department and the Saudi Arabian Ministry Defense and Aviation and are classified as non-combatants under Title 22 of the United States Code.

History

The 1951 Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement and the 1977 Accords (known as the USMTM Agreement) formed and governs the basis and function of USMTM in Saudi Arabia. USMTM was formally established on June 27, 1953 and is still a fundamental component of the US/Saudi military relationship.

The Chiefs of USMTM

(A) = Army, (F) = Air Force

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ServiceNameDatesBiography
(F)BrigGen Richard J. O'Keefe(APR 49 - JAN 51) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6647]
(F)BrigGen Edwin M. Day(JAN 51 - SEP 52) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5187]
(F)BrigGen Orin L. Grover(SEP 53 - APR 55)
(F)BrigGen George F. Schlatter(APR 55 - AUG 56) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7055]
(F)Col Frederick J. Sutterlin(SEP 56 - JUL 57) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7307]
(F)BrigGen Dale O. Smith(JUL 57 - NOV 57)
(F)BrigGen Albert P. Clark(NOV 57 - JUL 59)
(F)BrigGen James C. McGehee(JUL 59 - JUL 61) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6395]
(F)Col Williard W. Wilson(SEP 61 - SEP 64)
(A)BG Osmund A. Leahey(SEP 64 - AUG 66)
(A)BG Ward S. Ryan(AUG 66 - OCT 67)
(A)BG Jerry S. Addington(OCT 67 - AUG 69)
(A)BG Donald D. Dunlop(AUG 69 - JUL 71)
(A)BG Olin E. Smith(SEP 71 - SEP 73)
(A)BG John G. Hill, Jr.(SEP 73 - FEB 75)
(F)BrigGen James G. Ahmann(MAR 75 - JUL 77) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4486]
(F)MajGen Charles H. Cathey, Jr.(JUL 77 - JUL 79)
(F)MajGen C. L. Donnelly, Jr.(JUL 79 - JUL 81) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5244]
(F)MajGen Neil L. Eddins(JUL 81 - JUL 83) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5320]
(F)MajGen Spence M. Armstrong(JUL 83 - JUL 85) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4549]
(F)MajGen Russell L. Violett(JUL 85 - MAY 87) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7476]
(F)MajGen John R. Farrington(MAY 87 - JUL 89) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5394]
(F)MajGen Donald L. Kaufman(JUL 89 - AUG 91) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5997]
(A)MG Thomas G. Rhame(AUG 91 - AUG 93)
(A)MG William M. Boice(AUG 93 - OCT 95)
(A)MG James C. Riley(OCT 95 - JUN 97)
(A)MG John J. Marcello(JUN 97 - JUN 00)
(F)MajGen Silas R. Johnson, Jr.(JUN 00 - OCT 01) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5966]
(F)MajGen Michael N. Farage(OCT 01 - AUG 03)
(F)MajGen Larry L. Twitchell(OCT 03 - NOV 06) [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7776]
(A)MG Rhett A. Hernandez(NOV 06 - Present)

See also

* Dhahran Airfield
* Ministry of Defense and Aviation
* Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program (OPM-SANG)

External links

* [https://www.usmtm.sppn.af.mil Official Site]
* [http://www.dod.mil U.S. Department of Defense]
* [http://www.dsca.osd.mil Defense Security Cooperation Agency]
* [http://riyadh.usembassy.gov Embassy of the United States Riyadh, Saudi Arabia]
* [http://dhahran.usconsulate.gov Consulate General of the United States Dhahran, Saudi Arabia]
* [http://jeddah.usconsulate.gov Consulate General of the United States Jeddah, Saudi Arabia]


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