Security Force Assistance Command

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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 this Nations security objectives and the combatant commanders' warfighting needs. SFAB units are open only to currently serving Army Soldiers. BENEFITS OF SERVING IN AN SFAB UNIT 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 9  HOW TO JOIN ENLISTED - Soldiers must submit their completed and signed DA Form 4187, SFAC Questionnaire [PDF - 1.3 MB], DD 2808, and DD 2807-1 (Ranger Physical) and Eligibility Questionnaire via e-mail to the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) Recruiting Team at: OFFICERS - Log into the AIM2 portal at and navigate to “My Information” then select “My Request”, start a “New Request” and select “SFAB Volunteer”. The DA Form 4187, DD 2808, and DD 2807-1 and Eligibility Questionnaire 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. Additional SFAC contact emails: 1st SFAB (Fort Benning, GA): 2nd SFAB (Fort Bragg, NC): 3rd SFAB (Fort Hood, TX): 4th SFAB (Fort Carson, CO): 5th SFAB (JBLM, WA): or Enlisted SMs may submit to Security Force Assistance Command Accessions Group at: SFAB Eligibility Requirements 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 Get prepared NOW and start our Assessment and Selection Preparation Program! [PDF - 910.9 KB] SFAB TRAINING SFAB Soldiers will be trained in the areas of cross-cultural communication, building rapport, working with interpreters and negotiation. SFAB Soldiers will also receive training in land navigation, advanced medical care, communications, fire support, force protection measures, survival and personnel recovery.

The Importance of SFABs in the Modern Army - U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville



SFAC organizes, recruits, staffs, trains, equips, and adapts ready Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs) for employment ISO Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) security cooperation requirements.


  • Major General Donn. H. Hill Commanding General Major General Donn. H. Hill
  • Command Sergeant Major Donald W. Ferguson Command Sergeant Major Command Sergeant Major Donald W. Ferguson
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