The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade held a recruiting briefing, June 7, at York Theater.
The brigade, which is dedicated to advising and assisting partner nations in developing security force capability, provided information to personnel interested in changing to their command.
Col. Scott Jacobs, commander, 1st SFAB, said the unit maintains an important mission in going to foreign places and training foreign armies to make them better.
They provide language, weapons and culture training, as well as provides proven leadership, he said.
Each SFAB will be aligned with a Combatant Command to develop regional expertise and will be slated for deployment just like a regular brigade combat team.
“We’re only picking the best of the best,” said Jacobs, who explained that specialized training will exceed 13 months.
The SFAB is a U.S. Army Forces Command deployable unit that deploys to help achieve regional security in support of U.S. national interests.
Spc. Jon Work, a Soldier assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, said he saw a flyer advertising the briefing and decided to attend to gather information.
Work, a three-year Army veteran said, “This is still something that kind of interests me. I wanted to see what this is about.”
The 1st SFAB offers signing bonuses for interested service members. Soldiers must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance, have a minimum Army Physical Fitness Test of 240, hold no permanent APFT-limiting profiles and must be deployable and maintain deployable status, as well as other requirements.
For more information about enlisting in the 1st SFAB, visit www.armyreenlistment.com/sfab.html.