The Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) are specialized units with the core mission to conduct training, advising, assisting, enabling and accompanying operations with allied and partner nations.
Soldiers in SFABs are highly trained, and among the top tactical leaders in the Army. Their work will strengthen our allies and partners while supporting America's security objectives and the combatant commanders' warfighting needs.
SFAB Soldiers receive many exclusive cash incentives and benefits, to include:
$5000 Assignment Incentive Pay for agreeing to serve at least 24 months service in SFAB
Promotable Specialists (SPC) receive automatic promotion to Sergeant (SGT)
Retention Bonuses available through career counselor based on MOS and Rank
$75 Special Duty Assignment Pay per month for enlisted personnel
Enlisted earn Special Qualification Identifier (SQI) of 3 and Officers earn Additional Skill Identifier of S9
In order to qualify for the Security Force Assistance Brigade, you must:
Must maintain your deployable status
Must obtain & maintain a secret security clearance (interim acceptable)
Pass Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) check for derogatory information
Pass the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)
Pass a rigorous five-day assessment and selection or a command interview and be selected for service in an SFAB
Pre-KD Captains and Staff Sergeants and below will be required to pass five day assessment and selection at Fort Benning, GA SFAC Assessment Prep Plan
Soldiers at the rank of Sergeant First Class or above, who have completed a key and developmental (KD) position in their current grade, will conduct an interview with the SFAB leadership and will not be required to attend the assessment
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Soldiers must submit their completed SFAB Volunteer Questionnaire.pdf [PDF - 3.9 MB], DD 2808 [PDF - 72.4 KB], dd2807-1.pdf [PDF - 256 KB] (RANGER Physical) and Eligibility Questionnaire via e-mail to the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) Recruiting Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Log into the AIM2 portal at https://aim.hrc.army.mil and navigate to “My Information” then select “My Request”, start a “New Request” and select “SFAB Volunteer”. The SFAB Volunteer Questionnaire.pdf [PDF - 3.9 MB], DD 2808, and DD 2807-1 are available for download.
Upon receipt of your volunteer packet, HRC will verify that you meet the minimum selection criteria and conduct a background check. This process may take up to two weeks, depending on the volume of volunteer packets received.
If all criteria are met, HRC will forward your volunteer packet to the SFAC, who will review your packet and push forward to the SFAB of your choice for interview and final decision.
1st SFAB (Fort Benning, GA): email@example.com
2nd SFAB (Fort Bragg, NC): firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd SFAB (Fort Hood, TX): email@example.com
4th SFAB (Fort Carson, CO): firstname.lastname@example.org
5th SFAB (JBLM, WA): email@example.com
or Enlisted SMs may submit to Security Force Assistance Command Accessions Group at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Security Force Assistance Brigade Recruiting
SFABs Deploy Globally
The Importance of SFABs
Security Force Assistance Command
Security Force Assistance Command Commanding GeneralMajor General Donn H. Hill
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
Brigade CommanderCOL Christopher Landers
Brigade Command Sergeant MajorCSM Christopher Goodart
About 1st Security Force Assistance Command
1st Security Force Assistance Brigade partnerships have spanned three foreign armies within the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility in Latin America. 1st SFAB teams remain persistently employed in Columbia, Honduras, and Panama with the primary goals of training, advising, assisting, and building interoperability with our partners from competition to crisis to conflict. Some of our major accomplishments to date:
· In Honduras, Advisors have made progress in developing the noncommissioned officer academy and have partnered with the Honduran 1st Engineer Battalion to improve their employment of Acrow Modular Bridging assets.
· In Columbia, Advisors partnered with the Counternarcotics and Transnational Threats Command to develop their staff’s processes and progress them to a fully operational status.
· Advisor teams operating out of Tolemaida Air Army Airfield, Colombia began work with military institutional units in the country. At the institutional level, U.S. Military Advisors’ impact will resonate throughout the entirety of the Colombian Army with their feedback being implemented in the country’s professional military education.
· In Panama, Advisors identified knowledge gaps hindering the National Border Service’s transition from analog to digital maintenance operations.
The unit will continue to employ force packages in six-month intervals in support of partners in the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility. The unit will continue its partnerships with Columbia, Honduras, and Panama, focusing on the institutional domain, integration of operations, intelligence, and sustainment, and building staff processes. The organization will expand episodically to Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Guyana in the coming year. This expansion will increase advisor presence, build interoperability and partner capacity, and maintain the U.S. as the partner of choice.
In-Processing to Fort Benning: https://www.benning.army.mil/mcoe/newcomers/In-Processing.html
Local area school information: https://www.dodea.edu/Americas/southeast/FortBenning/index.cfm
Child care access: https://public.militarychildcare.csd.disa.mil/mcc-central/mcchome
Information on Housing:
On Post: https://www.villagesofbenning.com/
Off Post: https://installations.militaryonesource.mil/military-installation/fort-benning/housing/housing
Things to do near Fort Benning: https://benning.armymwr.com/application/files/8816/6257/9716/TT_Price_List.pub1_27_June_2022.pdf
Unit address: 8830 Watkins Street, Fort Benning, GA, 31905
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Commander, 2nd Security Force Assistance BrigadeColonel Grant Fawcett
Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Security Force Assistance BrigadeCommand 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
Commander, 3rd Security Force Assistance BrigadeColonel Zachary Miller
Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Security Force Assistance BrigadeCommand Sergeant Major Aaron Spahl
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
Commander, 5th Security Force Assistance BrigadeColonel Jonathan Chung
Command Sergeant Major, 5th Security Force Assistance BrigadeCommand Sergeant Major William L. Langes
About 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade
Based in JBLM, supporting USARPAC
54th Security Force Assistance Brigade (ARNG)
Commander, 54th Security Force Assistance BrigadeColonel Mark O'Neill
Command Sergeant Major, 54th Security Force Assistance BrigadeCommand Sergeant Major Brian Zirkelbach
Battalion Command Sergeant MajorCommand 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 - email@example.com
Social Media - https://www.facebook.com/3rd353ARBN