SFAB is the United States Army’s Security Force Assistance Brigade, led by Captain J Cejka, has begun a 4-weeks training program at the 6 Infantry Battalion, Kamina Barracks, Tamale, in collaboration with the Headquarters of the Ghana Army’s Northern Command (N/COMD)\s.
In his opening address on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Justice Opoku Hall, the Deputy Command Operations Officer, Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) P Nadom, revealed that a total of about 70 participants, all ranks from all units under Northern Command, including the Ghana Airforce, would train with the foreign delegation.
On behalf of the General Officer Commanding, N/COMD, Colonel Franklyn Worlanyo K Agbebo, Command Operations Officer (COO), N/COMD, briefed the participants on the challenges posed by the unpredictable nature of threats from the Sahel region, particularly Burkina Faso.
He emphasized that the SFAB training is aimed at developing a more proactive force to combat these threats, including violent extremism.
Captain J Cejka assured the N/COMD Command of SFAB’s readiness to build capacity to train Command participants to counter terrorism and violent extremism.
The training program includes topics such as Improvised Explosive Devices, Small Unit Tactics, Basic Weapon Training, Fighting in Congested Areas, and First Aid.
SFAB are specialized US Army units whose primary mission is to train, advise, assist, enable, and accompany operations with allied and partner nations.
SFAB soldiers are highly trained and among the best tactical leaders in the US Army.
Their work aims to strengthen US allies and partners while also supporting America’s security goals and combatant commanders’ warfighting requirements.
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