Friday, May 1, 2015
Article - The Advisor and BCT
Security Force Assistance (SFA) mission. These early augmentation teams came to be known as Security Force Assistance Teams (SFATs); not to be confused with the follow-on advisors who were members of Security Force Assistance Advisor Teams (SFAATs) or the Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs). The SFATs, usually consisting of senior NCOs and officers, augmented the brigades advisory capacity. Many of the individuals on the SFATs saw important and rewarding duty; however, some were relegated by the receiving brigade commanders to unimportant positions and marginalized. Lt. Col. Gwinn provides us with an overview of the SFAT augmentation, training, employment, and finishes with some recommendations for future advisory efforts. Read "The Advisor and the Brigade Combat Team: Toward and Enduring Solution for an Enduring Requirement", Military Review, May-June 2015.