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ADF elements in Afghanistan

Task Group Afghanistan (TG Afghanistan)

  • TG Afghanistan's Headquarters at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport comprises a command element of about 45 ADF personnel, which coordinates administration, communications and logistics support for all ADF members deployed to Afghanistan.
  • The Acting TG Afghanistan Commander is Colonel Susan Coyle, CSC.

Force Communications Element

  • 25 personnel from the Force Communications Element (FCE) in Kabul and Kandahar support JTF636 by providing communication and information systems. The systems are coordinated with the coalition's systems, enabling ADF interoperability.

Force Support Element

  • About 40 Force Support Element (FSE) personnel in Kabul and Kandahar provide logistics and administration support to TG Afghanistan.

Headquarters Resolute Support and Train Advise Assist Command – South embeds

  • Around 70 ADF personnel perform in a variety of specialist and advisory roles as embeds within Headquarters Resolute Support (HQ RS) in Kabul; and the Train Advise Assist Command – South (TAAC-S) in Kandahar.
  • ADF embeds work with members of the coalition, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), Afghan security institutions and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA).

Afghan National Army Officer Training Academy

  • About 20 ADF mentoring staff support the development of the future leadership of the ANSF through the provision of training and advisory support to Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) in Qargha near Kabul.
  • The UK-led ANAOA mission is supported by Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Denmark.
  • A Force Protection Element of about 60 Australian soldiers provide security and armoured transport for Resolute Support forces at ANAOA.
  • Approximately 10 ADF members provide administration, communications and logistics support to ADF personnel at ANAOA.

Special Operations Advisory Group, NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan and the Afghan General Command of Police Special Units Special Forces

  • A small contingent of Australian Special Forces soldiers in Kabul provide support to NATO Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan (NSOCC-A) and the Special Operations Advisory Group (SOAG); and provide advice to the Afghan General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) Special Forces.