Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Resolute Support Mission EF 5 - Force Sustainment

NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan is to advise Afghan personnel in the Ministries of Interior and Defense as well as the Afghan Army corps and regional police headquarters. In an effort to organize the Security Force Assistance work Resolute Support HQs in Kabul and the corps-level advisory teams have adopted a "Functionally-Based SFA" model where the advising effort is divided into 8 essential functions. One of these functions is Essential Function 5 - Force Sustainment. EF 5 advisors "train, advise, and assist" the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the areas of logistics, maintenance, medical, information, communication, and technology. A recent posting on the U.S. Army's "Stand-To!" website describes EF 5 in greater detail. Read "Resolute Support Essential Function 5", Stand-To!, March 23, 2015.

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