skip to navigation skip to content skip to footer

ADF elements in Afghanistan

Task Group Afghanistan (TG Afghanistan)

  • Task Group Afghanistan's Headquarters at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport comprises a command element which coordinates administration, communications and logistics support for all ADF members deployed to Afghanistan.

Force Communications Element

  • Personnel from the Force Communications Element (FCE) in Kabul support Task Group Afghanistan by providing communication and information systems. The systems are coordinated with the coalition's systems, enabling ADF interoperability.

Force Support Element

  • Force Support Element (FSE) personnel in Kabul and provide logistics and administration support to Task Group Afghanistan.

Headquarters Resolute Support, Train Advise Assist Command – South and Train Advise Assist Command – Air embeds

  • ADF personnel perform in a variety of specialist and advisory roles as embeds within Headquarters Resolute Support (HQ RS) in Kabul; the Train Advise Assist Command – South (TAAC-S) in Kandahar and Train Advise Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) in Kabul.
  • ADF embeds work with members of the coalition, Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF), ANDSF and Afghan security ministries to assist in institutional capacity building within the Afghan security institutions.

Afghan National Army Officer Training Academy

  • The Afghanistan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) in Qargha near Kabul, is building its reputation as the premier military training establishment in Afghanistan.
  • ADF trainers and mentors are developing the next generation of Afhan National Army leaders.
  • The UK-led ANAOA mission is supported by Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and others.
  • A Force Protection Element of Australian soldiers provide security and protected mobility support for Resolute Support forces at ANAOA.

Kabul Garrison Command

  • A force protection element and advisors support the Kabul Garrison Command in Kabul.

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 personnel provide support to NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan (NSOCC-A) and the Afghan General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) Special Forces.