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Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers (RSAT)


 

Who We Are

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The Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers (RSAT) advances U.S. foreign policy and national security interests through its management of bilateral/ multi-lateral political-military and regional security relations and the sale/transfer of U.S.-origin defense articles and services to foreign governments. PM/RSAT is the Department of State’s principal entry point for bilateral and regional political-military questions from the U.S. Government interagency and foreign governments. It is also a key link between the Departments of State and Defense, interfacing with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and the Combatant Commands on regional security issues.

PM/RSAT is led by Office Director Van Ram. The office consists of three subordinate elements: the Regional Security Teams, the Third Party Transfers Team, and the Foreign Military Sales Team.

 

Main Address:

 

Department of State
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers
2201 C Street, Northwest
Room #3811 & 3331
Washington, DC 20520

Main Switchboard:

 

(202) 657-9750

PM/RSAT FAX:

 

(202) 647-9779 (Third Party Transfer Team)

(202) 647-4596 (Regional Security Teams)



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