Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar - 9th Unit
Czech PRT Logar comprises military and civilian parts.
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, while the first Czech PRT commenced its service in Logar on 19 March 2008.
Commander of the present 9th ACR Unit Colonel Antonin Genser assumed operational task on the 14th February 2012. Soldiers are being deployed for six months, that is till August 2012.
The Czech PRT comprises both military and civilian parts. The core of the military part is formed by soldiers of the 42nd Mechanised Battalion based at Tabor which is one of four major units of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade based at Zatec. The 9th ACR PRT is complemented by specialists from other 21 units and installations of the Czech military.
Light armoured vehicles IVECO and Dingo, wheeled infantry fighting vehicles Pandur and American vehicles MRAP of MAXPro type. Small arms: as the first Czech unit deployed in Afghanistan, the 9th Unit is equipped with CZ 805 BREN of 5.56 caliber - the most modern Czech-made assault rifle.
Commander of the 9th ACR Unit in PRT Logar:
Colonel Antonin Genser
Size of the military part:
- 293 personnel (including ten women) at average age of 32
Leader of the civilian part:
Magdalena Pokludova took over the position from Petr Svacina in March 2012
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).
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Last update: July 8, 2012