Security Force Assistance Brigades

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Security Force Assistance Brigades

The Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) are specialized U.S. Army units with the core mission to conduct assess, support, liaise and advise operations with allied and partner nations.
Advisors, the Soldiers who serve in the SFABs, are highly trained, and among the top tactical leaders in the Army. Their work strengthens our allies and partners capacities and capabilities while supporting America's security objectives and the combatant commanders' warfighting needs.

Who We Are

Where We Are

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Where we are across the globe.


Since being stood-up in 2017, Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs) have provided the U.S. Army with unique capabilities and immense flexibility.

In this interview-driven film, we examine the SFAB mission, hear what life is like as an advisor, and explore the challenges SFABs will face in the future. The film features Major General Donn H. Hill, the Commanding General at Security Force Assistance Command (SFAC), as well as Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael Lundy and other leaders from SFAC and the SFABs.

Among other topics, these leaders discuss how SFABs strengthen our allies and partner forces while supporting U.S. security objectives.

Volunteer

Security Force Assistance Brigade Recruiting

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SFABs Deploy Globally

The Importance of SFABs

Volunteer today: www.army.mil/sfab

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville speaks on the importance of Security Force Assistance Brigades in the modern Army at #AUSA2022.

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Security Force Assistance Command

  • Brigadier General Kevin J. Lambert
    Security Force Assistance Command Commanding General
    Brigadier General Kevin J. Lambert
  • Command Sergeant Major Donald W. Ferguson
    Security Force Assistance Command Command Sergeant Major
    Command Sergeant Major Donald W. Ferguson

About Security Force Assistance Command

  • The SFAC builds and sustains readiness by manning, training and validating Total Army Security Force Assistance brigades for employment by combatant commands.

1st Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • COL Brian Ducote
    Brigade Commander
    COL Brian Ducote
  • CSM Christopher Goodart
    Brigade Command Sergeant Major
    CSM Christopher Goodart

About 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade

2nd Security Force Assistance Command

  • Colonel Jason Clarke
    Commander, 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade
    Colonel Jason Clarke
  • Command Sergeant Major Paul Fedorisin
    Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade
    Command Sergeant Major Paul Fedorisin

About 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • The 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade organizes, trains, advises, and supports foreign security forces in coordination with joint, interagency, and multinational forces to improve partner capability and capacity and facilitate achievement of US strategic objectives.

3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • Colonel Michael Kovacevic
    Brigade Commander
    Colonel Michael Kovacevic
  • Command Sergeant Major Edgar Monsanto
    Brigade Command Sergeant Major
    Command Sergeant Major Edgar Monsanto

About 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade

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4th Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • Colonel Robert G. Born
    Brigade Commander
    Colonel Robert G. Born
  • Command Sergeant Major Travis K. Thompson
    Brigade Command Sergeant Major
    Command Sergeant Major Travis K. Thompson

About 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • The 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade is a Security Force Assistance Brigade of the United States Army. It is based in Fort Carson, Colorado, under the Security Force Assistance Command. 4th SFAB is aligned with EUCOM.

5th Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • Colonel Brandon Teague
    Commander, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade
    Colonel Brandon Teague
  • Command Sergeant Major Charles D. Smith
    Command Sergeant Major, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade
    Command Sergeant Major Charles D. Smith

About 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • The 5th SFAB is regionally aligned with USINDOPACOM and allocated to the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC). The 5th SFAB employs advisors forward in six-month intervals from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington in force packages consisting of approximately 20 teams.

    These teams enable 5th SFAB to maintain a persistent presence in the Indo-Pacific region while achieving sustainable readiness. This persistent presence plays a critical role in USARPAC's ability to implement integrated deterrence which can be defined as the sum of capabilities, posture, messaging, and will.

    Through integrated deterrence, 5th SFAB supports the theater army's ability to bolster our ally and partner's respective defenses to promote restraint and respect among neighbors.

  • In 2023, the 5th SFAB employed Advisors into eight countries in support of 44 operations, activities and investments. 5th SFAB participated in combined interoperability training with numerous strategic allies and partners in the region to include; Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, and subject matter exchanges with several other Indo-Pacific countries upon request.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Newcomer's Website: https://home.army.mil/lewis-mcchord/index.php/about/newcomers

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR Website: https://jblm.armymwr.com/happenings/movingtojblm

    JBLM Child and Youth Services Website: https://jblm.armymwr.com/categories/cys

  • 5th SFAB is looking for motivated Soldiers who are seeking adventure and want to make a difference in the Indo-Pacific. Please scan the QR code or visit https://www.qrcodechimp.com/page/rptsitcpteo7

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54th Security Force Assistance Brigade (ARNG)

  • Colonel Mark O'Neill
    Commander, 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade
    Colonel Mark O'Neill
  • Command Sergeant Major Brian Zirkelbach
    Command Sergeant Major, 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade
    Command Sergeant Major Brian Zirkelbach

About 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade

  • https://www.in.gov/indiana-national-guard/indiana-army-national-guard/54th-security-force-assistance-brigade/

3-353rd Training Regiment

  • Lieutenant Colonel Jim Arthurs
    Battalion Commander
    Lieutenant Colonel Jim Arthurs
  • Command Sergeant Major Robert W. Rish
    Battalion Command Sergeant Major
    Command Sergeant Major Robert W. Rish

About 3-353rd Training Regiment

  • Train deploying FORSCOM units and key leaders across the United States to advise and assist foreign security forces to meet Geographic Combatant Commander security cooperation and security force assistance requirements.

    The Tiger Battalion is FORSCOM’s premier training organization for the security cooperation and security force assistance mission. Assigned to the Security Force Assistance Command (SFAC), 3-353rd REGT is located on North Fort Polk, Louisiana. Our 275 personnel include leaders, cadre, and linguists from 35 different branches and MOS. We train units and individuals from across all three US Army components (Active, ARNG, and USAR), as well as joint personnel preparing to deploy as advisors. We conduct training across the United States, and execute outreach across the globe.

    The Tiger Battalion offers unparalleled opportunities for officers and NCOs of all ranks. Many Tiger alumni report service in the Tiger Battalion as one of the most rewarding experiences of their careers. The predictable schedule affords ample time to pursue education, recreation, and family goals. Personnel preparing to pursue key developmental jobs find the experience great preparation for professional success, and those finishing key developmental jobs find the battalion a great place to reset and prepare for their next Army challenge.

    Professionally, our mission and connection to the security cooperation and security force assistance community of interest affords our leaders with a rare chance to understand and contribute directly to our Army's strategic roles in competition and conflict. Our personnel frequently solve problems well beyond the scope of most Army battalions, and interact frequently with senior personnel. Moreover, serving in the Tiger Battalion allows ambitious leaders an opportunity to become subject matter experts in the realms of training, interpersonal skills, and SC/SFA doctrine; all while interacting in a combined arms environment with training audiences possessing a vast array of experiences. Our personnel experience excellent rates of promotion to the next grade, and enjoy ample opportunities to pursue professional schooling. Our location on Fort Polk affords many advantages for those interested in pursuing follow-on assignments as an Observer-Controller-Trainer at JRTC; or operational duties in 3/10 Mountain, 1-509 Infantry (Geronimo), 1/5 Aviation, 46 Engineers, 519 Military Police, or within the Garrison. Our relationship with the SFAC has also afforded many of our leaders with a chance to serve in one of the Army's Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB); the premier professional development opportunity for those who want to continue leading Soldiers.

  • Phone - 337-653-3136

    Email - usarmy.polk.forscom.list.sfac-3-353d-regt-s1@army.mil

    Social Media - https://www.facebook.com/3rd353ARBN