New Army 'combat advisors' training at Fort Polk
The Army's first permanent 'combat advisors' will be at Joint Readiness Training Center Fort Polk this month.
Established in the fall of 2017, the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade out of Fort Benning, Georgia is training for deployment later this year.
Made up of senior officers and non commissioned officers, the Army's newest unit will specialize in developing the security forces of partner nations. The goal is for combat advisors to absorb the Army's advise and assist missions, taking the pressure off of brigade combat teams and allowing them to focus on other tasks. Recently, a second brigade was launched out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The Army plans to form 6 total security force assistance brigades by 2024.