SOS International LLC announced Dec. 19 it has been awarded a multiyear prime contract by the U.S. Army to create and manage a tailored training program for security assistance officers deploying to Saudi Arabia to work in support of the Ministry of Interior-Military Assistance Group.
“Through our commitment to the region and experience providing customized training and advisory services throughout the Middle East, SOSi is uniquely qualified for this task,” SOSi President and CEO Julian Setian said. “We will create a first-rate learning environment and comprehensive program of study that will prepare security assistance officers to effectively support our partners in Saudi Arabia.”
Classes will begin in Northern Virginia in January 2017. SOSi subject matter experts will address several key learning objectives: U.S. policy in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East; cultural awareness/competency; history and politics; and communication.
SOSi specializes in developing foreign assistance training programs for the Defense Department, NATO, State Department and other federal agencies. The company opened an office in Riyadh and hired rrtired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Catalanotti to spearhead its operations in the country in 2016.
Based in Riyadh and funded through the Foreign Military Sales Program, the MOI-MAG is a U.S. Army Security Assistance Command organization established to provide technical training and assistance in military affairs and security to the Saudi MOI, which is responsible for national security, naturalization, immigration and customs.