Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley said recently that the U.S. Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will face a tough operating environment when it deploys to Africa, one that's much more austere than it faced in Afghanistan.
‘The SFAB is not special operations forces; however, they are trained and explicitly selected to be able to operate in an expeditionary manner in a very austere environment,’Milley said, describing how all of the SFAB members volunteered for such duty to train, advise and assist indigenous military forces. ‘The SFABs conduct a foreign, internal defense mission. They don't do all the other Special Forces missions, but they are capable of operating in very austere environments.’
Specialized U.S. Army units formed to train, advise, assist, enable and accompany operations with allied and partner nations.
Special operations forces (SOF).
The USASF is colloquially known as the Green Berets.