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ISAF - Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar - 8th Unit

Czech PRT Logar comprises military and civilian parts.

NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan

NATO Operation in Afghanistan


The Czech Republic operates its own Provincial Reconstruction Team in the Logar province

The Czech authorities responded to calls of allies for reinforcement of allied military presence in Afghanistan in support of success of ISAF operation in suppressing Taliban activities and in support of the Afghan Government.

The ACR have participated in the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan since 12 March 2004.

Commander of the present 8th ACR Unit serving within PRT Logar Lieutenant Colonel Pavel Andrasko assumed operational task on the 17th August 2011. Soldiers are being deployed for six months, that is till February 2012.

The Czech PRT comprises both military and civilian parts. The core of the military part is formed by soldiers of the 53rd Brigade of Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare based at Opava complemented by specialists from other 24 units and installations of the Czech military.

Czech PRT Logar Badge, languages Pashto on the right, and Dari on the left

LTC Pavel Andrasko

Commander of the 8th ACR Unit in PRT Logar:

Lieutenant Colonel Pavel Andrasko

Size of the military part:

  • 292 personnel (including nine women) at average age of 32

 

 

 

 

Multi-National patrol in action Czech and American soldiers at Azra, Logar Province, Afghanistan Czech personnel transported by US helicopters

Leader of the civilian part:

Petr Svacina

Size of the civilian part:

  • 12 civilian experts

Personnel of the Czech PRT Logar are located at the US Forward Operating Base Shank (FOB Shank).

Afghanistan

 

History:

 

Afghanistan


Last update: February 17, 2012