The Army’s New Advisory Units Don’t Need the Best Officers, They Need the Right Ones

December 7, 2017 3:30 am mwi.usma.edu
The Army’s New Advisory Units Don’t Need the Best Officers, They Need the Right Ones

Soon, officers being considered for assignment to future security force assistance brigades (SFABs) will be assessed before being placed on orders. In contrast, officers in the 1st SFAB were hand-selected and assigned to the unit—a significant investment in talent that reflects the priority Army leadership is giving to the SFAB mission. The 1st SFAB got the best officers each branch had to offer. But such a model will likely prove…

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