Army Support Activity

Army Support Activity

Army Support Activity (ASA) is U.S. Southern Command's only Forward Operating Site located in Central and South America. ASA was established in 2008 to manage and provide base operations support to tenant units, organizations, and activities operating on and from Soto Cano Air Base.

ASA Soto Cano manages the garrison and installation activities and services in direct support of the Commanding General, U.S. Army Southern Command. The ASA commander serves as the SOUTHCOM Senior Responsible Officer on Soto Cano AB to enable readiness and mission execution, while providing quality services and facilities, optimizing resources, sustaining the environment, and enhancing the wellbeing of the entire Soto Cano AB community.

Mission: ASA Soto Cano simultaneously integrates installation operations and delivers base operations support in order to enable tenant organizations to conduct operations, activities, and investments within the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility.  

ASA-Soto Cano's higher headquarters is U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM). IMCOM is the Army's Home - maintaining facilities and services so that war-fighting commanders can focus on their mission. 

ASA Leadership


Col. Paul Witkowski

Garrison Commander 



Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Harmon

 Garrison CSM 


Life at Soto Cano

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Morale, Welfare and Recreation is essential to the resilience of the military community. Our  MWR directorate offers a wide variety of activities including a Recreation Center, library, movie room, gym, outdoor pool, Arts and Crafts, tours, travel, basic scuba certifications on base, sports & equipment check-outs. Our highly motivated staff is here to provide you with the best customer service possible to make your tour at Soto Cano AB enjoyable and memorable.

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Living Quarters

Furnished government quarters are provided for military and DOD civilians on orders to Soto Cano AB. Lodging consists of temporary quarters, barracks and quads, available for all personnel based on rank and availability.

Other Services

Army Support Activity also manages the Soto Cano dining facility, an Education Center that is committed to implementing quality educational programs and a Base/Post Exchange facility, offering a variety of merchandise. 

Contact Us

Contact Army Support Activity
DSN: (312) 4496237
Commercial: (504) 27135123, ext. 4496237

Contact Morale, Welfare & Recreation
DSN: (312) 4495009
Commercial: (504) 27135123, ext. 4495009
Email MWR 

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