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7th ACR Task Force ISAF

NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan

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.

Colonel Pavel Vesely

Commander of the 7th ACR Task Force ISAF:

Colonel Pavel Vesely

(Assumed operational task on 6th June 2013 for six months).

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 and Colonel Jaroslav Trakal

{the 1st unit /= 1st TASK FORCE/ 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

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

  • 5th Field Surgical Team - The Czech Team reinforces the personnel of the French Military Hospital at the Kabul International Airport

  • Representation at Kabul and Bagram headquarters of ISAF

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.


 Location of the ACR Task Force ISAF


(II) Units under independent command:

  • Outgoing Provincial Reconstruction Team with a logistic withdrawal unit at the Shank Base in the Logar Province

  • MAT - Military Advisory Team - has been serving at the Shank Base in the Logar Province since March 2013

  • MAT - Military Advisory Team - has been serving at the Kheyl Base in the Wardak Province since April 2013


Total size of Czech presence in ISAF operation in Afghanistan is 242 personnel as of 2 October 2013.

Previous Czech units in Kabul:



All forces in ISAF:

Updated: October 2, 2013