Old 10-17-2005, 22:33   #1
Basenshukai
Quiet Professional
 
Basenshukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 888
SATMO in Colombia

Question:

I heard that SATMO is no longer accepting 18As into their program for either the one year unaccompanied, or two year accompanied tour down in Colombia. Is this true? I was hoping to go there after my detachment commander time IOT maintain ties with the SOUTHCOM AOR for a while prior to returning to group (if it works out that way as there are far less command slots for majors - of course).

Thanks to anyone that can answer this.

BAS Sends
__________________
- Retired Special Forces Officer -
Special Forces Association Lifetime Member
Basenshukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 06:49   #2
FILO
Guerrilla
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Tampa
Posts: 221
In Colombia most unaccompanied tours very soon turn into accompanied tours
FILO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2005, 21:43   #3
Psywar1-0
Guerrilla
 
Psywar1-0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 287
I could run up the hill to Omega Force and ask, but Id bet that the folks there at Bragg have better info.
__________________
"Wide Awake, Wide Awake"
Psywar1-0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 13:13   #4
Basenshukai
Quiet Professional
 
Basenshukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 888
SATMO Answer

PSYWAR-01, how are you brother!!! Still working in the last place we saw eachother? Send me a PM, or write to my AKO (which I can give you on a PM once you write).

Anyway, I looked into the issue of SATMO using a contact "The Reaper" made me aware off.

Here's the deal. If you are an SF officer (MAJ or below), and your chain of command is willing to release you, you can get assigned to SATMO. SATMO is essentially part of TRADOC but managed by SWC due to a Memorandum Of Understanding between the two. So, you have the choice of wearing the SWC patch, or the TRADOC patch (according to what I was told at the SATMO office).

Anyway, there are JPATs and PATT assignments in the usual South American spots. These assignments are between 12 and 15 months in length. There may be longer ones, but I don't know how long they are. Also, SATMO has assignments in other parts of the world as well.

Once you sign into SATMO, you can be on a plane to your assignment within a week of in-processing. You might end up working in an embassy, or in an out station. I don't want to get into other stuff because of OPSEC. But, if anyone else looks up "SATMO" in a search in here, they'll bump into this. BTW, the SATMO office IS in Fort Bragg, NC. I was ignorant enough not to know this two weeks ago. But, then again, I've been busy commanding an ODA. That's all I got.

PS - Began to write another installment for my SF "The Experience" series. OPTEMPO has killed my writer's time for the last year. I should have another installment prior to my next deployment (very soon). Take care, warriors.

EOM
BAS SENDS
__________________
- Retired Special Forces Officer -
Special Forces Association Lifetime Member
Basenshukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 17:23   #5
NousDefionsDoc
Quiet Professional
 
NousDefionsDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 1,653
Now see what happens? I keep telling people. You let them come down here for a month or two with their little A-Teams and next thing you know they're trying to move in, driving prices up, marrying the local women and teachin' them English...just ruining everything for everybody.
__________________
Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
He knows only The Cause.

Still want to quit?
NousDefionsDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 15:50   #6
frostfire
Area Commander
 
frostfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: land of Airborne and Special Operations
Posts: 1,994
Thumbs up

slight hijack

Quote:
Originally Posted by Basenshukai
PS - Began to write another installment for my SF "The Experience" series.
Basenshukai Sir,
you've put a lot of gems on this site.
Say, is there any chance a compilation of them stories aka. a book coming in this lifetime? Perhaps something like "danger close"

end hijack
__________________
"we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Rom. 5:3-4

"So we can suffer, and in suffering we know who we are" David Goggins

"Aide-toi, Dieu t'aidera " Jehanne, la Pucelle

Der, der Geld verliert, verliert einiges;
Der, der einen Freund verliert, verliert viel mehr;
Der, der das Vertrauen verliert, verliert alles.

INDNJC
frostfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 20:11   #7
Basenshukai
Quiet Professional
 
Basenshukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by frostfire
slight hijack


Basenshukai Sir,
you've put a lot of gems on this site.
Say, is there any chance a compilation of them stories aka. a book coming in this lifetime? Perhaps something like "danger close"

end hijack
Actually, a book is what I plan to produce by the time I take an SF company command. I was planning to end the book in South America, but, now my job takes me to CENTCOMs AOR so I plan to end the book there. My intent is to include South America as well. My original idea was to place bits and pieces of my work here to see where the members (former and current) of the 1st Special Forces Regiment wanted the book to go. I think I have received pretty good guidance thus far. If I am so priviledged to push forth the book, I plan to contribute a portion of the proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and that way, keep the benefit of those experiences where they belong. After the initial assignment in a group, a captain has some bit of "empty space" between that assignment and his next as he makes major. I plan to complete my work during that time, God willing.
__________________
- Retired Special Forces Officer -
Special Forces Association Lifetime Member
Basenshukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 20:13   #8
Basenshukai
Quiet Professional
 
Basenshukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by NousDefionsDoc
Now see what happens? I keep telling people. You let them come down here for a month or two with their little A-Teams and next thing you know they're trying to move in, driving prices up, marrying the local women and teachin' them English...just ruining everything for everybody.
Are you tapping into my phone?
__________________
- Retired Special Forces Officer -
Special Forces Association Lifetime Member
Basenshukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 21:57   #9
aricbcool
Guerrilla Chief
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 819
Quote:
Originally Posted by Basenshukai
If I am so priviledged to push forth the book, I plan to contribute a portion of the proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and that way, keep the benefit of those experiences where they belong.
Standing by for the subsequent Charity Auction. (jatx you in on this?)

In all seriousness Sir, I have greatly enjoyed your posts on this site. I look forward to a book, should you decide to pursue those ends.

Regards,
Aric
__________________
DPRK should be next...
aricbcool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 07:56   #10
Psywar1-0
Guerrilla
 
Psywar1-0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Basenshukai
PSYWAR-01, how are you brother!!! Still working in the last place we saw eachother? Send me a PM, or write to my AKO (which I can give you on a PM once you write).
I was when I posted that. Im all over the place, never 2 rotations in the same lugar.

PM Inbound
__________________
"Wide Awake, Wide Awake"
Psywar1-0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 19:40   #11
Z731
Quiet Professional
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ft Bragg
Posts: 19
IF YOU WANT A TOUR

If you want one of the SATMO tours into Colombia please drop me a message and I will give you all the info you need with POCs.

Z
Z731 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 18:26   #12
Basenshukai
Quiet Professional
 
Basenshukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 888
PM Inbound.
__________________
- Retired Special Forces Officer -
Special Forces Association Lifetime Member
Basenshukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 21:46   #13
longrange1947
Quiet Professional
 
longrange1947's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Fayetteville NC
Posts: 3,533
Quote:
Originally Posted by NousDefionsDoc
Now see what happens? I keep telling people. You let them come down here for a month or two with their little A-Teams and next thing you know they're trying to move in, driving prices up, marrying the local women and teachin' them English...just ruining everything for everybody.
Hmmmmm, sounds like personal experience speaking here. What was that little "A-Team" you showed up with back when?
__________________
Hold Hard guys

Rick B.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing it is great on a hamburger but not so great sticking one up your ass.

Author - Richard.

Experience is what you get right after you need it.

Author unknown.
longrange1947 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 21:51   #14
NousDefionsDoc
Quiet Professional
 
NousDefionsDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 1,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by longrange1947
Hmmmmm, sounds like personal experience speaking here. What was that little "A-Team" you showed up with back when?
I have no knowledge of alleged events...
__________________
Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
He knows only The Cause.

Still want to quit?
NousDefionsDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 22:09   #15
The Reaper
Quiet Professional
 
The Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Free Pineland
Posts: 24,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by NousDefionsDoc
I have no knowledge of alleged events...
You always were a fast learner.

TR
__________________
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

De Oppresso Liber 01/20/2017
The Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:43.



Copyright 2004-2019 by Professional Soldiers
Site Designed, Maintained, & Hosted by Hilliker Technologies