Paper: SFABs Can Augment Busy Armored Formations

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Paper: SFABs Can Augment Busy Armored Formations

The author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army suggests that the stress created by the high demand for armored brigade combat teams could be mitigated by using formations from the Army’s new security force assistance brigades.

In “Combat Multiplier: Examining the Security Force Assistance Brigade's Role in Future Army Strategic Deterrence,” Maj. John Thomas Pelham IV writes that the “perpetual deployment” of armored brigade combat teams has a negative impact on their readiness.

Army Advisers Grow Partnerships in Africa

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Army Advisers Grow Partnerships in Africa

The 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade is expanding its presence in Africa with continuous, predictable rotations and a focus on sharing information among teams about its growing number of military partnerships.

Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 2nd SFAB is regionally aligned with the U.S. Africa Command area of operations. Force packages that comprise 20, 12-person teams are deploying to the continent on six-month rotations, then returning home for 12 months to reset, rearm and retrain in preparation for the next deployment.

5th SFAB Grows Partnerships in Indo-Pacific

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5th SFAB Grows Partnerships in Indo-Pacific

The 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade is going to be “pretty busy” this year as the unit continues to develop partnering relationships with countries in the Indo-Pacific region, the brigade commander said.

Headquartered at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, the 5th SFAB is aligned with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command under the Army’s planned alignment of its six SFABs with combatant commands based on their geographic locations. 

SFABs to Launch 6-Month Regional Rotations

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SFABs to Launch 6-Month Regional Rotations

Advisory teams from the Army’s five active-duty security force assistance brigades will deploy on six-month rotations beginning early next year to work with partners and allies around the world, a senior leader said.

SFABs Move Out to Support Combatant Commands

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SFABs Move Out to Support Combatant Commands

The Army’s six security force assistance brigades have been built and will soon be aligned with geographic combatant commands around the world, according to Brig. Gen. Scott Jackson, commander of the Security Force Assistance Command.

The security force assistance brigades, specialized units designed for advise-and-assist missions with U.S. allies and partners, also will deploy in the future in smaller elements that will maintain a sustained, forward presence.