Security Assistance for Force Modernization - The Saudi Arabian National Guard Program
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The study provides an overview on the modernization of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. It addresses the U.S. Security Assistance and U.S. Army Project Management efforts that were brought to bear in the modernization effort. It provides examples of how foreign military sales FMS cases are used in procuring both weapon systems hardware and support services training technical assistance. It describes organization structures used by U.S. agencies to carry out the task of modernization. It provides a brief overview of the modern Saudi Arabian National Guards capabilities to include unit organization and equipment. Program costs and milestone dates are shown along with an analysis of the effectiveness of U.S. management. Information and data presented was obtained through various means U.S. official documents, input from U.S. contractors, personal interviews with members of contractor staff, and U.S. Project Managers Office, and actual on site experience of the author. A series of concepts and recommendations are put forward by the author to demonstrate how 1 future U.S. security assistance efforts might capitalize from lessons learned with SANG program and 2 use of non-standard weapon systems provided the Saudi Arabian Government could be used to offset present mobility problems of the new U.S. Army Light Infantry Divisions.
- Administration and Management
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics