Military Capabilities

First SFAB offers ‘90% solution’ to US Army’s train, advise, and assist mission

14 June 2018

The US Army’s inaugural security force assistance brigade (SFAB), based at Fort Benning, Georgia, and currently deployed to Afghanistan, has experienced successes in performing its “train, advise, and assist” mission, according to its commander, Colonel Scott Jackson.

The engagement has demonstrated that the brigade has the correct training to perform its mission, Col Jackson told reporters on 13 June at the Pentagon via a video teleconference.

Since arriving in theatre in March, the SFAB “has added extensive tactical depth to the overall ‘Resolute Support’ mission,” Col Jackson said.

During the deployment the brigade has seen numerous “examples of where the Afghans are taking the fight to the enemy”, including employing organic aviation assets, Col Jackson said.

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