Essential Function 4
Books on Afghanistan
Note: EF 4 Force Gen is now known as Advising Functional Area Force Development as of early 2018.
"The Force Generation TAA mission is grounded in an interconnecting and mutually supportive fivefold effort: recruit, train, retain, manage, and develop. These five focus areas work together in building a professionalized force". 1.
EF 4 Advisor Teams at RS. There are a number of elements that work within the Essential Function 4 framework.
HRM-TAA. The Human Resource Management - Train, Advise and Assist Team works with MoD and MoI to provide advice on recruitment and managing the forces. Specific areas of focus are develping recruitment and manpower programs.
AIAT. The Army Institutional Advisory Team works with the Afghan National Army Training and Education Centre (ANATEC), the Marshal Fahim National Defence University, and other ANA training institutions to help develop an effective training system that delivers competent and capable military personnel.
PIAT. The Police Institutional Advisory Team works with the police national training centers to help develop a professionally qualified, effective police force.
Afghan Human Resource Information Management System (AHRIMS). AHRIMS was introduced a few years back to the MoD and MoI. Its implementation started off a lot slower than planned. The delayed fielding was caused by a series of problems - software errors, illiterate administration personnel, reluctance on part of senior staff to use AHRIMS, lack of computer support, and corruption. There are many "ghost soldiers" and "ghost policemen" carried on the books whose pay is pocketed by corrupt senior Army and police officials. The implementation of AHRIMS would cause the practice of ghost soldiers to be curtailed - at least partially.
"The Afghan Human Resource Information Management System (AHRIMS) will assist in recruiting, training, and assigning qualified personnel into needed appointments as determined by force requirements. The management oversight it will provide will help ease a patronage-oriented selection process into a more professional merit-based selection process". 1.
Learn more about AHRIMS at the link below:
ANA Officer Cadet Training - "Sandhurst in the Sand"
Ministry Advisors in Afghanistan
NaTO Channel. BG Michael Bartscher - Director Essential Function 4,
March 1, 2015. BG Bartscher introduces EF 4.