9th ACR Task Force ISAF

NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan

The Czech Armed Forces Task Force in ISAF operation is an organisational unit set up in 2010, whose commander directly commands Czech units deployed at the Kabul International Airport, and administratively controls and provides logistic support for the rest of Czech units serving elswhere in Afghanistan on ISAF operation. Units deployed in Kabul continue, after reorganisation, in work of three previous contingents.

Colonel Radek Hasala

Commander of the 9th ACR Task Force ISAF:

Colonel Radek Hasala

(Assumed operational task on 30th May 2014 for six months).

Previous units of the Task Force were commanded by:

- Lieutenant Colonel Pavel Siska, Major Josef Nejedly, Colonel Jaroslav Jiru, Colonel Jaroslav Strupl, Colonel Jan Koziak, Colonel Martin Stochl, Colonel Jaroslav Trakal, Colonel Pavel Vesely, and others.

{the 1st unit /= 1st TASK FORCE/ served in Kabul for eight months}


The Task Force Comprises:

(I) Units under the direct command of Task Force commander:

  • Command and Staff

  • National Support Element

  • Military Police (Protection Group)

  • AAT Unit - Air Adviser Team trains Afghan airmen to pilot and maintain Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters

  • 11th Field Surgical Team - The Czech Team reinforces the U.S. Military Hospital personnel at the Kabul International Airport

  • Representation at Kabul and Bagram headquarters of ISAF

With the exception of NSE, whose members provide logistic and administrative support for all Czech soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, all others work in favour of the Kabul International Airport multi-national force.


 Location of the ACR Task Force ISAF


(II) Unit under independent command:

  • Guard Company of the Bagram Air Field in the Parwan Province


Total size of Czech presence in ISAF operation in Afghanistan is 281 personnel as of 4 November 2014.

Previous Czech units in Kabul:



All forces in ISAF:

November 12, 2014