EUROGENDFOR mission in Afghanistan.
EUROGENDFOR commitment in the demanding Afghani Area of operations started on the 8th of December 2009. Inserted in the NATO-led ISAF operation, its mission is mostly focused on training and advising issues.
The EUROGENDFOR trainers, initially deployed in three EUROGENDFOR Training Centres in Afghanistan, perform their tasks under the NTM-A chain of command (NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan). additionally a core-group of experts works alongside other training specialists inside the NTM-A Headquarters.
Furthermore, the Police Advisory Teams (the former so called Police Operational Mentoring Liaison Teams) provide an adapted tactical and police curriculum to their Afghan counterparts under the NATO-ISAF chain of command. EUROGENDFOR is hereby deeply involved in the training of Afghan National Police as a whole, which includes the Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP), Afghan National Civil Order Police(ANCOP) and the Afghan Border Police (ABP).
EUROGENDFOR has also been involved in the doctrinal work and took part in the drafting of the first POMLT Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and in the 2012 revised CONOPS, under NATO Joint Force Command’s (JFC Brunssum) authority. Moreover EUROGENDFOR has provided its expertise in the training-dedicated annex.
The “PAT Phase II Training”, meaning a specific and comprehensive PAT training provided to the troops before being deployed in-theatre, is also regularly conducted by EUROGENDFOR at the French “Centre National d’Entraînement des Forces de Gendarmerie (CNEFG)”. This training centre was entitled by SHAPE (NATO) to host and organize such training.
Initially deployed with a 196 personnel strong force in December 2009, the EUROGENDFOR deployment peaked to more than 400 troops in May 2011 provided by France, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Spain and Turkey, being the most important EUROGENDFOR mission ever.
EUROGENDFOR continues his commitment in Afghanistan by contributing 78 multinational forces to the NATO Resolute Support Mission from the beginning of 2015.