Military Capabilities

US Army’s second SFAB unlikely to deploy with added logistics support

07 November 2018

Although the US Army's second Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) is folding in lessons learned from the first unit's Afghan deployment, the brigade is unlikely to head to Afghanistan next year with additional logistics support.

Speaking on 6 November at an Association of the US Army (AUSA) breakfast, the service's Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Lieutenant General Aundre Piggee said that while SFABs need a more robust logistics structure, there are currently no firm plans to bolster the second unit's sustainment capability.

"We understand there's additional [logistics] requirements and we continue to review that but we haven't made a decision if we're going to change that structure," Lt Gen Piggee told reporters after the event.

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