3rd ACR Task Force ISAF
Accomplished its mission in Kabul on 12 December 2011.
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.
Commander of the ACR Task Force ISAF (3rd unit):
Colonel Jaroslav Strupl
(Assumed operational task on 10th June 2011 for six months).
Previous units of the Task Force were commanded by:
- Lieutenant Colonel Pavel Siska, Major Josef Nejedly and Colonel Jaroslav Jiru
(the 1st unit 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)
- Chemical and Biological Protection Unit
- AMT Unit - Air Mentoring Team trains Afghan airmen to pilot and maintain Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters
- 2nd Field Surgical Team - The Team, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Josef Roubal, who replaced LTC Martin Oberreiter, commander of the 1st FST, is formed by three doctors, six nurses and an operational officer. Their four-month mission commenced on 10 June 2011 and will last to the beginning of this October. The Czech Team reinforces the personnel of the French Military Hospital at the Kabul International Airport
- Representation at Kabul and Bagram headquarters
With the exception of NSE, whose members provide logistic support for all Czech soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, all others work in favour of the Kabul International Airport multi-national force.
(II) Units under independent command:
- Provincial Reconstruction Team at the Shank Base in the Logar Province
- Helicopter Unit at Sharana Base in the Paktika Province
- OML Team - after a training phase focused on mentoring of Afghan "Kandak" personnel in Kabul, the team was deployed in the Wardak Province together with Afghans, and since December 2010 the OLMT fulfills tasks of the Afghan National Army with Afghan soldiers in operational control of the assigned area
- Traning Unit of the Czech Military Police in the Wardak Province
- Task Force of Special Forces deployed in the Nangarhar Province
Total size of Czech military presence in ISAF operation in Afghanistan is 692 personnel as of 7 November 2011.
Previous Czech units in Kabul:
- ISAF 3rd ACR Contingent at the Kabul International Airport KAIA
- ISAF 2nd ACR Contingent at the Kabul International Airport KAIA
- ISAF 1st ACR Contingent at the Kabul International Airport KAIA
All forces in ISAF:
- Facts and location of all contributing nations - current as of October 20, 2011 (www.isaf.nato.int/...)
Last update: December 15, 2011