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|2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade|
|Active||29 November 2018 - present|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Type||Security Force Assistance Brigade|
|Role||Train and advise foreign militaries|
|Part of||Security Force Assistance Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Bragg, North Carolina|
|Brig. Gen. Donn Hill|
|Command Sgt. Maj.||Ken Killingsworth|
|Shoulder sleeve insignia|
The 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade (2nd SFAB) is a security force assistance brigade of the United States Army. It is based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, alongside the Security Force Assistance Command.
The 2nd Brigade was established on 29 November 2018, upon return of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade from Afghanistan; the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade is scheduled to rotate in Afghanistan in Spring 2019, with assistance of some elements of the 1st SFAB.
According to Army officials, the 2nd SFAB is to report to its first combat training centre rotation in January as a culmination of its ongoing training.
According to the United States Army, Security Force Assistance Brigades are the dedicated conventional organisations for conducting security force assistance around the world. Each SFAB would have a regional focus and its capabilities would enable it to perform with minimal cultural and regional orientation.
Soldiers of the Brigade underwent training for a month at Fort Benning with the Military Advisor Training Academy, before receiving additional training in foreign languages, foreign weapons, cultural mediation, culture and other fields.
Each Security Force Assistance Brigade consists of about 800 senior and noncommissioned officers.
According to Drew Brooks from The Fayetteville Observer, members of the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade are picked on voluntary basis among the best soldiers of other units across the Army. While not all personnel in the Brigate are meant to be advisors, all personnel is to be able to deploy.
According to Special forces-related website SOF News, the Security Force Assistance Brigade requires over seventy different military occupational specialties, including infantry, medics, intelligence analysts, logistics.
The 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade consists of 800 troops, and is based on the brigade combat team (BCT) organizational model, consisting of the Brigade headquarters and of related Battalions.
Each Battalion in turn provides the combat advisor teams, the operational pawns of a Security Force Assistance Brigade. Each combat advisor team is a small unit, consisting of about 12 troops per team, although additional soldiers may be assigned or attached to a combat advisor team in order to provide force protection.
According to Meghann Myers, the U.S. Army prioritized installations that are also home to divisions, with a two-star general on site to provide guidance and facilitate training, as garrison for Security Force Assistance Brigades.
- Myers, Meghann (3 December 2018). "The Army's second security force assistance brigade is activated and preparing to deploy next year". Army Times. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- "Department of the Army announces upcoming 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade unit rotation". U.S. Army. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Brooks, Drew (29 July 2018). "Fort Bragg Unit Will Play Key Role in Army's Future Strategy". Military.com. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
- "Security Force Assistance Command, 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade activate at Fort Bragg". U.S. Army. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Brooks, Drew (10 December 2018). "Fort Bragg picked for new 800-soldier unit". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Friberg, John (20 December 2018). "2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade- 2nd SFAB". SOF News. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
- Myers, Meghann (21 May 2018). "These three posts will be home to the Army's next security force assistance brigades". Army Times. Retrieved 19 December 2018.