The Department of the Army recently announced that the second of six Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) will be activated at Fort Bragg in January. SFABs are specialized units whose core mission is to conduct advise-and-assist operations with allies and partners.
The Army stated the decision to station the second SFAB at Fort Bragg was based on strategic considerations including projected time to activate and train an SFAB, presence of senior grade personnel to man the unit, and required facility costs.
North Carolina SenatorThom Tillis, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said, “Fort Bragg is the tip of the spear for the U.S. military and continues to be one of the most important military installations in the world. The Army’s decision to place the second Security Force Assistance Brigade at Ft. Bragg is a testament of its role in protecting our nation and its allies, and I’m proud that 800 senior officers will join the ranks of the brave men and women already stationed there.”
North Carolina Senator Richard Burr who serves as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said, “I’m pleased the U.S. Army has chosen Fort Bragg as the home of the second of six new Security Force Assistance Brigades. The installation has the existing resources and expertise to facilitate the Brigade’s future success in its mission. North Carolina is home to over a million active duty service members and veterans. Some of the best and bravest serve our country at Fort Bragg, and we’re proud they call North Carolina home.”
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