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
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 162 Infantry Brigade DUI.png

The 162nd Infantry Brigade was an active duty Infantry training brigade of the United States Army based at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The brigade was responsible for training the Security Forces Assistance – Security Cooperation teams, also known as Military Transition Teams, prior to their deployment to Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn from 2010 until its inactivation in 2014.[1][2] 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. The brigade was inactivated as the mission changed to the deployment of brigade combat teams to mentor their foreign counterparts. This mission evolved into the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) to prevent the disruption to the brigade combat teams' core warfighting competencies and better focus the training and expertise in the dedicated SFABs.[3]

Organization[edit]

Major subordinate commands of the brigade are:

  • 162 Infantry Brigade DUI.pngHeadquarters, 162nd Infantry Brigade
  • 353 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg 1st Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 353 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg 2nd Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 353 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg 3rd Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 353 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg 4th Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 353 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg 5th Battalion, 353rd Regiment
  • 353 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg 6th Battalion, 353rd Regiment

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