The U.S. Army has announced the deployment of the second Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina scheduled for January 2018.
The particular SFAB is the second out of six specialized units trained to take part in advise-and-assist operations with allied forces and nations, the Army said Friday.
“It is my assessment, and the assessment of the secretary and the assessment of the Army staff, that we are likely to be involved in train, advise, and assist operations for many years to come,” said Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army.
Fort Bragg was selected as the SFAB’s location due to the area’s open schedule for training, composition of qualified personnel and facility costs.
SFABs consist of 800 Army officers who are experienced in training and advising foreign military and security forces; and are trained to operate through the brigade combat team model.
SFAB soldiers undergo Military Advisor Training Academy programs to polish skills and knowledge in language, foreign weapons and joint fire observation; and will be armed with the most advanced military equipment available.
Army officials have begun developing policies for SFAB soldiers to receive promotion rates and boards, selection boards and special pay.