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1 1 United States Central Command Tampa, FL 17 Sep 2012 Tampa, FL 17 Sep 2012 NMIA Brief UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO

2 Area of Responsibility 2 UNCLASSIFIED

3 3 Characteristics of the USCENTCOM AOR World’s most energy-rich region –64% of world’s petroleum reserves –46% of natural gas reserves Strategic choke points –Bab al Mandab –Suez Canal –Strait of Hormuz State on state tensions Religious, ethnic, and tribal tensions Terrorism, Proliferation, Counter- Narcotics, State to State Conflict Inadequate economic development, insufficient basic services, and poor governance 20 Countries Spanning 4.6M Sq Miles 530 Million People and 4 Major Religions 18 Major Languages/22 Ethnic Groups UNCLASSIFIED

4 4 FAOs in CENTCOM 90 FAO/RAS authorized on CENTCOM JTD –53 Army (including 3 reservists) –35 Air Force –0 Navy –2 USMC DIA authorizations are additional Various requirements for deployed personnel Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq –30 on JMDs –Various deployed personnel

5 5 FAOs in CENTCOM Multiple regions/languages represented Middle East (Arabic, Farsi South Asia (Urdu, Pushtu, Dari) Eurasia (Russian, Central Asian languages)

6 6 FAOs in the AOR Attaches –Represented in 19 of 20 embassies (Damascus is temporarily closed) –Varying sizes from 2 to 5 attaches –FAO/RAS in all locations Deployed Personnel –30 Authorizations on JMD 20 Army/10 USAF –Represented on various manning documents –Deployed personnel from various FAO regions HQDA policy to “get FAOs into the fight”

7 7 FAOs in the AOR Security Cooperation Offices 19 offices in 17 countries –3 in KSA; None in Syria/Iran –CSTC-A not yet a security cooperation office Most manpower is not FAO –37 FAOs; 800+ personnel involved in security cooperation –Skill sets reflect programs, i.e. Air Defense in UAE, F15 pilots in Saudi Arabia; F16 pilots and maintainers around AOR FAOs/RAS in all countries

8 8 UNCLASSIFIED PAKISTAN 13 Positions (+) 30 Augmentees YEMEN 5 Positions QATAR 7 Positions OMAN 8 Positions UAE 12 Positions SAUDI ARABIA 73 Positions (+) 272 Case Funded EGYPT 53 Positions LEBANON 7 Positions JORDAN 19 Positions IRAQ 266 Augmentees KUWAIT 14 Positions (+)13 Case Funded TURKMENISTAN 2 Positions UZBEKISTAN 2 Positions KAZAKHSTAN 3 Positions KYRGYZSTAN 3 Positions TAJIKISTAN 2 Positions BAHRAIN 8 Positions Theater Personnel Snapshot : Permanent Positions = 231 Augmentees (approx) = 300 Case Funded Personnel = 300 Total (approx) = 831 Personnel AOR SECURITY COOPERATION OFFICES UNCLASSIFIED AFGHANISTAN TBD

9 9 FAOs in Security Cooperation Offices Cultural awareness and language skills Comfort in working with partners Prior experience in region and in embassies Know the ground; made the rounds FAO Families Multiple tours and willingness to extend

10 10 FAOs in CENTCOM HQs 43 Authorized –21 Army; 21 USAF; 1 USMC J5 –Security Cooperation/FMS –Plans J2 –Analysis –Intel Cooperation J4 –Multi-National Logistics

11 11 FAOs in CENTCOM HQs Benefits –Small pool of regional expertise at the strategic level in HQs “Ukistan” and “Ertra” –On the ground experience outside of Iraq and Afghanistan Who has been to Damscus? –Master’s degrees –Personal knowledge of key AOR players King of Jordan; UAE CHOD; DepMinDef in KSA Duties –Prep CDR for travel; travel with CDR; Crisis and Deliberate Planning; Bilats with AOR partners; intel and logistics cooperation; –Aide to CENTCOM CDR; CAG Chief to ISAF CDR –One GO; BG Matt Brand in Pakistan

12 12 SDO/DATT 16 SDO/DATTs –None in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia –3 FO/GOs as SDO DATTs –13 FAO/RAS serving as SDO DATTs –10 CENTCOM-sourced; 6 DIA sourced Lessons Learned –Positives –COCOM sourcing is best where there are operational activities –Key is that SDO DATT is senior by rank Never 2 O6s or O5s

13 13 FAOs in CENTCOM Key to Security Cooperation –Building relationships; executing programs; explaining the realities on the ground Can’t get enough –But don’t sacrifice training to increase strength UNCLASSIFIED Building Cooperative Partnerships…

14 Questions? 14 UNCLASSIFIED

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