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AN OVERVIEW OF THE SFAB

The Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) are specialized units with the core mission to conduct training, advising, assisting, enabling and accompanying operations with allied and partner nations.

Soldiers in SFABs are highly trained, and among the top tactical leaders in the Army. Their work will strengthen our allies and partners while supporting this Nations security objectives and the combatant commanders' warfighting needs.

SFAB units are open only to currently serving Army Soldiers.

SFAB SOLDIERS ARE:

  • Proven leaders with high promotion potential
  • Mature self-starters who can operate independently
  • Master tacticians who can coach, teach, and mentor partnered foreign security forces
  • Ready to deploy at a moment’s notice
  • Willing to assume increased responsibility if the Army rapidly expands

SFAB TRAINING

SFAB Soldiers will be trained in the areas of cross cultural communication, building rapport, working with interpreters and negotiation.

SFAB Soldiers will also receive remedial training in land navigation, advanced medical care, communications, fire support, force protection measures, survival and personnel recovery.

The training course includes: classroom instruction, practical exercises, and field environments. Psychological evaluations and peer evaluations will also be an integral part of the curriculum.

BENEFITS OF SERVING IN AN SFAB UNIT

SFAB Soldiers receive many exclusive cash incentives and benefits, to include:

  • Promotable Specialists (SPC) receive automatic promotion to Sergeant (SGT)
  • Retention Bonuses available
  • An added $75 Special Duty Assignment Pay per month for enlisted personnel
  • Professional Military Education deferment for all NCOES
  • An additional Skill Identifier

SFAB ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify for the Security Force Assistance Brigade, you must:

  • Must maintain your deployable status
  • Must obtain & maintain a secret security clearance (interim acceptable)
  • Pass Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) check for derogatory information
  • Pass the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)
  • Pass a rigorous two-day assessment or a command interview and be selected for service in an SFAB (SSG and below)
  • Soldiers at the rank of Sergeant First Class or above, who have completed a key and developmental (KD) position in their current grade, will conduct an interview with the SFAB leadership and will not be required to attend the assessment
     

Please review MILPER Number: 21-223 (CAC Login) to ensure the correct skill and grade to fill an authorized SFAB position.

HOW TO JOIN

- ENLISTED

Soldiers must submit their completed and signed DA Form 4187, DD 2808, and DD 2807-1 via electronic mail to the Security Force Assistance Command (SFAC) Recruiting Assessment Team at: usarmy.bragg.forscom.mbx.g1-ag-SFAB@mail.mil.

- OFFICERS

Must log into the AIM2 portal at https://aim.hrc.army.mil and navigate to the SFAB tab. The DA Form 4187,
DD 2808, and DD 2807-1 are available for download.

Upon receipt of your volunteer packet, HRC will verify that you meet the minimum selection criteria and conduct a background check. This process may take up to two weeks, depending on the volume of volunteer packets received.

If all criteria are met, HRC will forward your contact information to an SFAB representative, who will contact you to schedule an interview.

SFAB FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (CAC OR DS LOGIN REQUIRED)

SFAB SOCIAL NETWORKS

Connect with the #SFAB Recruiting team on your favorite social network.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SFABRecruiting

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sfab_recruiting

FEATURES

12B: Combat Engineer

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anderson Jimenez, Combat Engineer, explains why he joined the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB).

25U: Signal Support Systems Specialist

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Alfredo Broadnax, Signal Support Systems Specialist, explains why he joined the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB).

35F: Intelligence Analyst

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Warren Palmer, Intelligence Analyst, explains what it’s like being deployed in the U.S. Army 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (1st SFAB).

68W: Combat Medic Specialist

U.S. Army Sgt. Jack Dunn, Combat Medic Specialist, explains why he joined the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB).

91B: Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic

U.S. Army Sgt. John Smethers, Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, explains what it’s like being deployed in the U.S. Army 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (1st SFAB).

92Y: Unit Supply Specialist

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Wise, Unit Supply Specialist, explains what it’s like being deployed in the U.S. Army 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (1st SFAB).