162nd Infantry Brigade (United States)

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162nd Infantry Brigade
162nd Infantry Brigade SSI.png
Active ? - 1965
1 May 2009 - 14 July 2014
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Training
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Fort Polk, LA
Battle honours World War I
World War II
Distinctive unit insignia 162 Infantry Brigade DUI.png

The 162nd Infantry Brigade was an active duty Infantry training brigade of the United States Army. The brigade was responsible for Security Forces Assistance – Security Cooperation to deploying to Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. forces were trained to prepare foreign civilian and military security forces within Afghanistan for the transfer of security responsibilities back to the host nations. The Security Forces Assistance – Security Cooperation Team Training Brigade has provided rotational units with the capability to provide training, coaching, and mentoring to the Afghanistan National Army and other Afghan Security forces in Afghanistan.


Major subordinate commands of the brigade are:

  • 1st Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 4th Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 5th Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 6th Battalion, 353rd Regiment