The RSM SOF PDT prepares students for train advise and assist (TAA) staff duty roles within NSOCC-A and supporting advisory and liaison elements. Students are prepared for the complexities of TAA with Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) and for working within the Afghan rule of law and legal framework.
This training is developed with information obtained from staff members working within the RSM NSOCC-A TAA battlespace. Most importantly, the training is updated continuously in order to explore the necessary actions taken by those dealing with the ever-changing TAA issues in RS.
It covers a number of critical planning and operational issues pertaining to RS and NSOCC-A TAA operations. Aside from an emphasis on the complexities of partnering with ASSF at all levels, the training explores the challenges involved with transitioning from ISAF combat engagement type operations to TAA operations designed to allow the Afghans to take full control of planning and execution of their own security force related operations within the established RoL.
Students read and become familiar with the NATO RSM and NSOCC-A documents, directives, and procedures. VTCs from various NSOCC-A staff members will provide ground truth on the mission, vital for any PDT. Student discussions and practical exercises help reinforce key information presented.
This training programme is aimed at officers and NCOs who are scheduled to deploy or re-deploy to RS to serve as staff members at the NSOCC-A strategic, operational and tactical level TAA elements.
It's mandatory for all the non-U.S. personnel working at NSOCC-A HQ CE billets and highly recommended for all the leadership components of NSOCC-A (SOAG, SOAT, SOFLE and Advisores).
Although there are no mandatory requirements, students are encouraged to attend the SOCC Staff Course prior to the RSM SOF PDT. Students should be comfortable using Microsoft Office 2007 and associated products, particularly PowerPoint 2007. Students should have a 3332 in English language skill and should be comfortable speaking English in front of groups.
Classification of course: "NATO SECRET" Security clearance is requierd for this training.
Duration: 8 training days
Course ID: NSOF-30 MASL #: D272016