The Definition of Advisor: Comprehending the Mission to Advise Foreign Security Forces
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There is no perfect way to reorganize for advising, but the lessons utilized by TF Strike are undeniably pertinent as the Army considers the organization and employment of SFABs.
Beyond tactical capabilities, there exists a critical requirement to advise foreign nations’ forces at the strategic and institutional levels.
I still wish I could’ve done more but I did what I could given the time, resources, and understanding (by our leaders) available. I say this in order to share the following.
Ten easy to follow recommendations to help you become an effective military advisor.
The Afghan knows he has much to learn from the American. Americans are often too intellectually arrogant to admit they have several things that they can learn from Afghans.
If you’re afforded the opportunity to lead a critical team at a critical juncture in our nation’s history… see the big picture and embrace it from the beginning.