Thursday, February 27, 2014

Corps Level Advisor Platform for Afghanistan

In 2014 the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) will implement its shift to "functionally-based Security Force Assistance". With the withdrawal of ISAF troops to minimal levels (possibly 10,000) by the end of the summer there will be less advisors to advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). In order to get the most bang for the buck ISAF plans on concentrating on higher level advising schemes - working primarily at the ANA corps and ministry level. The composition of the advisor organization at the corps level is spelled out in something ISAF calls the "Corps Level Advisor Platform". This platform depicts the SFAAT composition of military and civilian advisors and trainers. The SFAAT organization is detailed to include the specific advisor teams and the ranks and military occupational specialties of the advisors on the team. You can view the organization chart of the "Corp Level Advisor Platform" on pages 48-49 of the recently released (January 2014) Security Force Assistance Guide 2.0.

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