1st ACR Guard Company at Parwan - BAF (ISAF Afghanistan)

1st ACR Guard Company BAF (BAF – Bagram Air Field), ACR Task Force ISAF, served in the Afghan Province of Parwan for seven months - from October 2013 to April 2014.

The unit operationally reported to the American battalion Task Force TF 1-320 which was in charge of the base protection. The area of responsibility of TF 1-320 was named the Bagram Security Zone, and wass spread mainly through Bagram district, then Charikar district (westward), Kohistan district (northward), and Qarah Bagh district (southward).

1st BAF served in the northern part of the TF 1-320 area of responsibility.

1st BAF comprised in total 149 Czech soldiers. The core of the unit was formed by personnel of the 73rd Armour Battalion based at Praslavice, who were complemented by specialists from other ten Czech military units.

Captain Libor Tesar

Commander of the 1st ACR Guard Company BAF:

  • Captain Libor Tesar

Additional information:

Total size of the unit: 149
(21 commissioned officers, 20 warrant officers, 102 non-commissioned officers, 6 specialists)

Composition of the unit:

  • 73rd Armour Battalion, Praslavice (83)
  • 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Prostejov (26)
  • 72nd Mechanised Battalion, Praslavice (17)
  • 22nd Air Base, Sedlec - Namest nad Oslavou (11)
  • 44th Light Motorised Battalion, Jindrichuv Hradec (4)
  • 132nd Artillery Battalion, Jince (2)
  • 53rd Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Regiment, Opava (2)
  • 532nd Electronic Warfare Battalion, Opava (1)
  • 7th Field Hospital, Hradec Kralove (1)
  • 71st Mechanised Battalion, Hranice (1)
  • Military Police, Zatec (1)

The average age of the personnel was 32 years. The oldest man was 48 and the youngest one was 23 years old.

Last update: April 19, 2014