1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Soldiers To Deploy as 1st SFAB Security Element

The task force completed a detailed training program tailored to securing an advisor team over several months at Fort Benning.

Soldiers from Task Force 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, stationed at Fort Benning,will serve as the security force element to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade during the deployment to Afghanistan in the spring of 2018. The 1st SFAB deployment was announced on January 11, 2018.

“I am incredibly proud of the Soldiers selected for this important mission,” said Lt. Col. David Conner, the Task Force commander. “This mission is a priority for our Army and we’re humbled to be a part of it. Col. Jackson and the 1st SFAB are great teammates and have fully integrated our Soldiers into their teams.”

The task force completed a detailed training program tailored to securing an advisor team over several months at Fort Benning.

Their training culminated in a mission readiness exercise alongside their assigned combat advisors at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana in January.

They trained to develop their individual and collective tactical skills and are contributing proficient and professional teams to this critically important mission,” said Col. Scott Jackson, 1st SFAB’s commander.

“The additional security force element will enable our advisors to focus on advising because they will have the confidence of knowing they are being secured by their 1-28 IN teammates.

All in all, this results in a much better experience for the advisors and their Afghan partners.”

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