A First Sergeant in SFAB going over a set of paper instructions with a Soldier A First Sergeant in SFAB going over a set of paper instructions with a Soldier

Security Force Assistance Brigade


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 Nation's security objectives and the combatant commanders' warfighting needs.

SFAB units are open only to currently serving Army Soldiers.


  • 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 Soldiers will take the Combat Advisor Training Course located at Fort Benning, GA which trains in areas of cross-cultural communication, building rapport, working with interpreters, and negotiation.

SFAB Soldiers will also receive 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 and peer evaluations will also be an integral part of the curriculum.


SFAB Soldiers receive many exclusive cash incentives and benefits including:

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


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

  • Maintain your deployable status
  • Obtain and maintain a secret security clearance (interim acceptable)
  • Pass Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) check for derogatory information
  • Pass the Army Combat Fitness Test following the SFAC Assessment Prep Plan
  • Pass a rigorous five-day assessment and selection or a command interview and be selected for service in an SFAB
  • 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
  • Pre-KD Captains and Staff Sergeants and below will be required to pass a five-day assessment and selection at Fort Benning, GA

Please review MILPER Number 22-371 (CAC Login) to ensure the correct skill and grade to fill an authorized SFAB position.


Enlisted Soldiers

Soldiers must submit their completed and signed DA Form 4187, DD 2808, DD 2807-1, and Eligibility Questionnaire via email to the Security Force Assistance Command (SFAC) Recruiting Assessment Team at: usarmy.bragg.forscom.mbx.sfac-recruiting-accessions-group@army.mil.

Commissioned Officers & Warrant Officers

You must log into the AIM2 portal at https://aim.hrc.army.mil and navigate to the SFAB tab. The DA Form 4187, DD 2808, DD 2807-1, and Eligibility Questionnaire 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.