• (Left to right) General Daniel Allyn, commander of United States Army Forces Command; Col. Brian Pearl, commander of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division; Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, and; Col. Paul Calvert, commander of Operations Group, NTC. Allyn visited the NTC and 4-4 ID during a rotation that prepares the unit for a deployment to Afghanistan.

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    (Left to right) General Daniel Allyn, commander of United States Army Forces Command; Col. Brian Pearl, commander of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division; Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, commander of the National Training Center and Fort...

  • General Daniel Allyn (left), commander of United States Army Forces Command, and Col. Brian Pearl, commander of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, converse at forward operating base Denver at the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4.

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    General Daniel Allyn (left), commander of United States Army Forces Command, and Col. Brian Pearl, commander of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, converse at forward operating base Denver at the National Training Center, Calif...

  • Brigadier Gen. James Rainey (left), deputy commanding general-maneuver of the 4th Infantry Division, and Gen. Daniel Allyn, commander of United States Army Forces Command, talk before a briefing at the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4. The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4 ID, is conducting a training rotation in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan.

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    Brigadier Gen. James Rainey (left), deputy commanding general-maneuver of the 4th Infantry Division, and Gen. Daniel Allyn, commander of United States Army Forces Command, talk before a briefing at the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4. The 4th...

  • General Daniel Allyn (right), commander of United States Army Forces Command, meets with commissioned officers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4.

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    General Daniel Allyn (right), commander of United States Army Forces Command, meets with commissioned officers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4.

  • General Daniel Allyn (left), commander of United States Army Forces Command, greets Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Mulryan, command sergeant major for 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Allyn visited the 4-4ID during the unit's rotation to the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4. The 4-4 ID is training for a deployment to Afghanistan.

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    General Daniel Allyn (left), commander of United States Army Forces Command, greets Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Mulryan, command sergeant major for 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Allyn...

  • General Daniel Allyn (second from left), commander of United States Army Forces Command, is about to receive a briefing from leadership of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4. To the right is Col. Brian Pearl, commander of 4-4 ID, and to left is Brig. Gen. James Rainey, deputy commanding general-maneuver of the 4 ID. The 4-4 ID is conducting Security Force Assistance Brigade training in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan in support of the Security Force Advise and Assist Team mission.

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    General Daniel Allyn (second from left), commander of United States Army Forces Command, is about to receive a briefing from leadership of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at the National Training Center, Calif., Nov. 4. To...

The commander and command sergeant major for United States Army Forces Command visited the National Training Center in California during a rotation for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Nov. 4-5.

General Daniel Allyn and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca made a trip from their headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., to meet with NTC commander Brig. Gen. Ted Martin and to be briefed by leadership of the 4-4th ID at forward operating base Denver in the training area of the NTC.

The visit to the field included a meeting at a tactical operations center for the "Mountain Warriors" brigade, which hails from Fort Carson, Colo. The unit is conducting Security Force Assistance Brigade training in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan in support of the Security Force Advise and Assist Team mission.

From a June 2013 Army.mil news article, U.S. Secretary of the Army John McHugh stated that the SFAAT mission is the principal focus in Afghanistan. An SFAAT matches U.S. military skills with Afghan needs to guide the Afghan National Army to a state of self-sufficiency.

"Very young Soldiers and young officers and NCO's are doing incredible work and doing it well as they train our Afghan partners," McHugh said in that article.

Soldiers from SFAB's have an advisory, assist and support role in relation to the Afghan National Security Forces and a diminished combat role. They provide enabling support to the ANSF in addition to intelligence, base support, logistical, force protection, close air support, MEDEVAC, and other support to the SFAAT's that advise the ANSF.

As the largest Army command, FORSCOM prepares conventional forces to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready land power to combatant commanders in defense of the Nation at home and abroad. As one of the Army's three combat training centers, the NTC facilitates force-on-force and live-fire training for ground and aviation brigades in a joint scenario across the spectrum of conflict, using a live-virtual-constructive training model, as portrayed by a highly lethal and capable Opposing Force and controlled by an expert and experienced Operations Group. The brigade and its joint partners use the full complement of its combat, combat support and combat service support systems in an expanded NTC maneuver area that has multiple urban operations sites and portrays the complexity and human dimension of the modern battlefield.

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