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Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A)

Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A)

CSTC-A is the United States component of the NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan organization. NTM-A/CSTC-A was a combined organization charged with training the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). CSTC-A handled much of the U.S. funding that was handed over to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and subsequently to the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Ministry of Interior (MoI).

In the later part of the Afghan War during the United States withdrawal CSTC-A was downsized from a 3-star command to a 2-star command and moved from Camp Eggers (Kabul) to the ISAF compound (Kabul).

CSTC-A is the U.S. DoD organization responsible for:

  • overseeing efforts to equip and train the ANA and ANP

  • validating requirements, including equipment requirements

  • validating existing supply levels

  • submitting requests to DoD components to contractd for procurement of material for the ANDSF

  • ensuring that the Afghan government appropriately uses and accounts for U.S. funds provided as direct contributions from the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund.

CSTC-A in 2015 was comprised of many different organizations providing support to the Afghan National Security Forces. Some of these organizations included:

National Army Trust Fund Office (NATFO)
Counter Improvised Explosive Device Group
Contracting Enabler Cell
Programs and Resources Office
Combined-Joint Engineering
CJ-8 Programs and Resources
Security Assistance Office

CSTC-A Monthly Newsletter - "DIVIDENDS".  In July 2015 CSTC-A published its inaugural newsletter (a one-page PDF flyer) that highlights updates from CSTC-A on current fiscal accountability and transparency efforts in Afghanistan.

Videos about CSTC-A

May 20, 2015. MG Todd Semonite emphasizes continued partnership with ANDSF, posted on by NATO Resolute Support. (1 minute). The commander of CSTC-A talks about his organizations mission.

May 19, 2015. CSTC-A CJ Eng Director, COL Frederic Drummond talks about his mission with CSTC-A in Afghanistan (1 minute).



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