Supply Support in SAO Operations
DEFENSE INST OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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During the course of a military career, most military officers will become involved in some area of security assistance, and some will even have the opportunity to serve a tour in a security assistance SA billet. Tailored specific training is provided to prepare SAO personnel for managing the SA programs in their respective country. The preparatory instruction for SAO personnel usually includes training, finance, logistics, foreign military sales FMS processes, and other functional areas necessary for the detailed management of these programs. This training, coupled with the individuals experience, has proven very successful in the accomplishment of the SA programs. However, in addition to these purely SA functions, personnel assigned to SAO billets are required to perform a variety of administrative and logistical housekeeping duties that may be labeled supply support. One of these duties is to insure that the equipment necessary to do the job is on hand and is serviceable. It is neither necessary or expected of the SA officer to be a supply technician or logistician. However, the prudent individual should understand the basic requirements for providing logistical support for hisher operation. At a minimum, the SA officer will be responsible for accomplishing or insuring that the following supply actions are performed on a routine basis 1 requisitioning of supplies, equipment, and services 2 disposalturn-in of excess or unserviceable supplies and equipment 3 100 percent inventory of property 4 maintenance of property books, document registers, and other accountability records 5 timely submission of routine supply records as required and 6 maintenance and reconciliation of applicable Joint Table of Allowances JTAs and Common Table of Allowances CTAs.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies