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Expeditionary Advisory
Package (EAP)

During the years of 2013 to 2016 NATO, U.S., and partner nations reduced the numbers of military personnel deployed to Afghanistan. This reduced the of personnel to serve on advisor teams which prompted Resolute Support headquarters to realign its train, advise, and assist (TAA) mission. Advisors were no longer working at the tactical level (except SOF) and were only to be found at the corps, institutional, and ministry levels.

However, the combat effectiveness of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) took a steep nosedive with the loss of the tactical level (brigade and kandak) advisor teams and the enablers (fires, ISR, CAS, MEDEVAC, etc.) they brought to the fight.

In 2014 Resolute Support put together a concept called the Expeditionary Advisory Package where a group of advisor formed from the Train, Advise, and Assist Commands (TAACs), from Resolute Support Hqs, or from both would 'fly to advise' to ANA brigades (and sometimes Kandaks) to conduct the TAA mission for a limited time period (usually 5 to 30 days).

Videos about EAPs

April 7, 2018, Expeditionary Advising in Helmand, Resolute Support Headquarters. U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest conduct expeditionary advising at brigade level in Marjah and Sangin districts with the Afghan National Army.

March 24, 2018, Great Teamwork in the first EAP in Northern Afghanistan, Resolute Support.

News Stories about EAPs

January 9, 2017, Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP) Concept for Afghanistan, SOF News.

December 10, 2014. "A reduced presence does not equal a reduced commitment", 3rd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office (DVIDS). Members of Train, Advise, and Assist Team - East based at FOB Gamberi flew to the 203rd Corps HQs for a three-day visit.







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