EUROGENDFOR commitment in Afghanistan started on the 8th of December 2009 in the NATO-led ISAF operation, its mission was focused on training and advising issues.
The EUROGENDFOR trainers deployed in three Training Centres in Afghanistan, under NTM-A chain of command (NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan).
The Police Advisory Teams (PAT, also called Police Operational Mentoring Liaison Teams) provided an adapted tactical and police curriculum to the Afghans under the NATO-ISAF chain of command. EUROGENDFOR was involved in the training of Afghan National Police (ANP) as a whole, including the Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP), Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) and the Afghan Border Police (ABP).
EUROGENDFOR was also involved in the doctrinal work and took part in the drafting of the first POMLT Concept of Operations (CONOPS), under NATO Joint Force Command’s (JFC Brunssum) authority.
A specific and comprehensive, pre-deployment, PAT training; The “PAT Phase II Training”, was provided to the PAT’s conducted by EUROGENDFOR at the French “Centre National d’Entraînement des Forces de Gendarmerie (CNEFG)”, entitled by SHAPE (NATO) to host and organize the training.
Initially deployed with a 196 personnel strong force in December 2009, the EUROGENDFOR deployment peaked to more than 400 troops in May 2011 provided by France, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Spain and Turkey, being the most important EUROGENDFOR engagement so far.
EUROGENDFOR continues his commitment to the NATO Resolute Support Mission from the beginning of 2015.
We are currently involved mainly in the following areas of commitment in theatre (Kabul, Herat, Nangahar and Balkh):
- Advising the Integrated Team Lead for Crime and Counter Corruption and Afghan Anti-Crime Police;
- Advising the Afghan National Police;
- Advising the Afghan National Civil Order Police;
- Advising the Afghan Uniform Police;
- Advising the Afghan Border Police;
- Advising the Public Security Police;
- Advising the Afghan National Police Staff College;