13th ACR Task Force RSM

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operation has been renamed to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission (RSM), a training operation in Afghanistan since 1 January 2015.

The Czech Armed Forces Task Force in ISAF operation was an organisational unit set up in 2010, whose commander directly commanded Czech units deployed at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul - HKIA (formerly: Kabul International Airport - KAIA), and administratively controlled and provided logistic support for the rest of Czech units serving elsewhere in Afghanistan on the ISAF operation until 31st December 2014. From 1st January 2015, the ISAF was renamed to the Resolute Support Mission. ACR Task Force units deployed in Kabul continue, after reorganisation, in work of the three original contingents.

Resolute Support Mission:

Colonel Miroslav Svoboda, MSS

Commander of the 13th ACR Task Force RSM:

Colonel Miroslav Svoboda, MSS

(Assumed operational task on 3rd June 2016 for six months, Handed over the operational task on 3rd December 2016 to Colonel Gabriel Kovacs).

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 Comprised:

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

  • Command and Staff

  • National Support Unit

  • Military Police (Protection Group)

  • 20th AAT Unit - Air Adviser Team trained Afghan airmen to pilot and maintain Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters

  • 18th Field Surgical Team - The Czech Team reinforced the U.S. Military Hospital personnel at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul

  • Deployable Communication Module (DCM-B) - a team of communication specialists

  • 4th group of Czech representatives at Kabul and Bagram headquarters of RSM

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 Hamid Karzai International Airport multi-national force.


 Location of the ACR Task Force RSM


(II) Unit under independent command:

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


The total size of Czech presence in the Resolute Support Mission is 271 personnel as of 7th November 2016.

Previous Czech units in Kabul:



All forces in RSM:

NATO web site about the Resolute Support Mission:

Last update: December 5, 2016