EUROGENDFOR commitment in Afghanistan started on the 8th of December 2009 in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission.
The aim of the mission was to provide a higher-level training for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF), including defense colleges and academies, as well as being responsible for doctrine development, and training and advising Afghan National Police (ANP).
The EUROGENDFOR trainers, initially deployed in three EUROGENDFOR Training Centre’s in Afghanistan, performed their tasks under the NTM-A chain of command (NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan). Additionally, a core-group of experts worked alongside other training specialists inside the NTM-A Headquarters.
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 until today.
With the draw-down of forces, NTM-A was re-designated and became a Staff Element under Headquarters ISAF in September 2014. In December 2014 ISAF transitioned into Resolute Support.