Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar - 9th 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, 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.

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

Colonel Antonin Genser

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





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:

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).






Last update: July 8, 2012