20140927_NIU_CJ7_TREX_SFA guide 3.1

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20140927_NIU_CJ7_TREX_SFA guide 3.1

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HEADQUARTERS

International Security Assistance Force/

United States Forces-Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

APO AE 09356

HQ ISAF 1 JULY 2014

RESOLUTE SUPPORT SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE GUIDE

1. Since taking the lead for their nation’s security a year ago, the Afghan National Security Forces

(ANSF) have proven their ability to secure the Afghan people. They emerged from a tough fighting

season last year not only capable, but also confident and credible in the eyes of the Afghan people.

They successfully secured the Loya Jirga in November and 300 major election events during the

winter. During the first half of 2014, they maintained an extraordinarily high operational tempo

that put the enemy on its heels and shaped the environment for inclusive elections in April and

June.

2. While the Afghans no longer need much help fighting the Taliban—they can do that on their

own—they do need help maturing the systems, processes, and institutions that are required to

sustain a modern army and police force. Today, the Afghan ministries still have challenges with

delivering spare parts, ammunition and other essentials. They also need help with critical tasks

like developing budgets, managing human resources, and sustaining their infrastructure. To help

them with these tasks, Coalition advisors deployed in support of Resolute Support will conduct

Functionally Based Security Force Assistance (FBSFA). FBSFA will further develop the Afghan

Security Institutions’ (ASI) capacity to conduct these tasks and ensure the long-term sustainability

of the ANSF.

3. To develop Afghan sustainability, Coalition advisors will conduct FBSFA at the Ministry of

Defense, the Ministry of Interior, formal training facilities, schoolhouses, army corps headquarters,

and provincial police headquarters. To ensure success, it is critical that advisors possess extensive

expertise and experience in the functional area in which they advise, and that they understand

existing ASI/ANSF processes so they can influence their development.

4. This guide seeks to help nations and advisors prepare to execute FBSFA during Resolute

Support. It describes the eight Essential Functions (EFs) that in the aggregate create sustainability.

It emphasizes the importance of integrating each function both horizontally and vertically

within the ASI/ANSF. It outlines a framework for advising, and best practices to follow when

providing technical advice to senior Afghan officials. It outlines organizational constructs and

functional processes, and guidance for training. Updates to this guide will be available on the SFA

Collaboration Portal.

5. All Resolute Support personnel involved with FBSFA must be familiar with the contents of

this guide. To be successful in our mission, advisors must be both proficient in their duties and

dedicated to the FBSFA mission. Only by building the ASI and ANSF’s long-term sustainability

will we cement the gains made to date, and ensure Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven

for terrorism.

J. F. DUNFORD, JR.

General, United States Marine Corps

Commander

International Security Assistance Force/

United States Forces-Afghanistan

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