The U.S. Army has awarded SOS International a multiyear contract to develop and manage a training program for security assistance officers who will deploy to Saudi Arabia to support the service branch’s Ministry of Interior-Military Assistance Group.
SOSi said Monday the training program will include multiple learning objectives and encompass U.S. policy issues in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, communication, cultural awareness, competency, history and politics.
Julian Setian, SOSi president and CEO, said the company aims to create a comprehensive study program and learning environment that will train security assistance officers to support U.S. allies in the region.
Classes are scheduled to start in January 2017 in Northern Virginia.
The MOI-MAG is a Riyadh-based Army U.S. Army Security Assistance Command organization that provides military and security-related technical training and support to the Saudi MOI.
The group’s operations are funded through the foreign military sales program.