What is JUSMAGTHAI?
JUSMAGTHAI is the U.S. Security Assistance Organization (SAO) in Thailand, as well as the in country OPR for all U.S. bilateral and multilateral military exercises and operations conducted in Thailand. The Chief of JUSMAGTHAI is the U.S. Defense Representative (USDR) in Thailand. In addition to its military chain of command, JUSMAGTHAI is also responsible to the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand. Unlike most SAOs, JUSMAGTHAI has primary responsibility, or otherwise directly supports, a variety of missions. These include a robust Joint Combined bilateral Exercise Program (averaging over 40 exercises a year), one of the largest International Military Education and Training (IMET) programs in the world, Humanitarian Demining, and Counterdrug missions.
Although JUSMAGTHAI coordinates with many U.S. Government organizations in the U.S. Embassy, JUSMAGTHAI is not physically located in the embassy and is not a part of the U.S. Defense Attache's Office (USDAO). JUSMAGTHAI is located in a Royal Thai Supreme Command military compound of six 3-story buildings located approximately two kilometers from the U.S. Embassy, on Sathorn tai Road. To get to JUSMAGTHAI from the U.S. Embassy, proceed south on Wireless Road, passing Lumpini Park on your right, to the stop light/intersection of Wireless Road, Sathorn Road and Rama IV Road at the Thai-Belgian Bridge. Then, proceed under the bridge a short distance, past a small side street on your left, and stop on the left side of the street at the large black metal gate to the JUSMAGTHAI compound. You will need a U.S. government ID to enter the compound.
This website is designed primarily as an information source for Department of Defense personnel who travel to or through Thailand for US Government duties, and contains a wide variety of information including JUSMAG Points of Contact, a Thailand holiday calendar, hotel information and force protection surveys, Foreign Clearance guidance, Visa and Passport guidance, area maps, medical resource information and much more. While we strive to maintain this information as up to date as possible, JUSMAGTHAI is not manned with any Information Technology (IT) specialists, and website maintenance is performed as an additional duty within limited capabilities. If you have suggestions or require additional information, please click the E-mail button on the left.