Military Capabilities

US Army activates second Security Force Assistance Brigade

11 December 2017

The US Army has activated its second Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) for training and advising foreign military forces, as the concept becomes clearer.

This SFAB, the second of a six planned units, is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The first was established at Fort Benning in Georgia. Five SFABs are expected to reside in the regular army and one in the Army National Guard, Jane’s understands.

“The decision to station the second SFAB at Fort Bragg was based on strategic considerations, including projected time to activate and train an SFAB, presence of senior grade personnel to man the unit, and required facility costs,” the army said in an 8 December statement.

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