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The USMTM to Saudi Arabia is a joint training mission and functional component command under the military command of the US Central Command.
The USMTM advises and assists the SAAF through security assistance efforts by developing, training and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces for Saudi Arabia in order to facilitate regional security.
Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia, Naval Forces Division USMTM is comprised of six divisions, each of which engages with a specific Saudi Arabian service counterpart: USMTM Division Saudi Arabian Service Counterpart Joint Advisory Ministry of Defense and Aviation (MODA) Division (JAD) Land Forces Division (LFD) Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) Air Force Division (AFD) Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Marine Forces Royal Saudi Naval Force Marine Forces (RSNFMF) Division (MFD) Air Defense Forces Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) Division (ADF) Naval Forces Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Division (NFD)
The mission of USMTM military is to advise and assist the SAAF through security cooperation 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, with a headquarters, four service divisions, a joint advisory division, and a directorate staff, was formally organized in 1953 under the terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabian governments.
training programs (via USMTM and PMSANG) and this participation supports the maintenance of important military-to-military relationships and improves Saudi defense capabilities.
Specifically, it was agreed that USMTM would administer assistance under the terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Act of 1949 and the Mutual Security Act of 1951 to assist and advise Saudi Arabian armed forces with respect to plans, organization, administrative principles, and training methods.
After the Gulf War, the role of USMTM changed, when, in an effort to overcome the financial burden of the Gulf War, the Saudis desired to significantly realign their financial commitments into a manageable system by reprogramming their financial obligations.
Currently, these programs include the United States Training Mission to Saudi Arabia (USMTM, established 1953) and the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program (PM-SANG, established 1973).
Military Training Mission in Saudi Arabia (USMTM) has served as the focal point for U.S.-Saudi military-to-military relations since its establishment in 1953.
(57) USMTM Mission Statement, available at http://www.usmtm.sppn.af.mil/.
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