KABUL, Afghanistan — Task Force Centurion’s Police Advisory Team mentored and graduated its second group of 50 police officers March 27 in Kabul for the city’s Afghan Uniformed Police quick reaction force.
“The QRF responds to any major crises inside the city,” said 1st Lt. Ronald Layne, the training program’s officer in charge. “The training program is eight weeks long and ends with a day-long culminating event, which replicates real-world events.
Layne said the officers also go through marksmanship training, drivers’ training, and first aid training. Much of the training is Afghan-led and Task Force Centurion’s mentors reinforce and help coordinate training with other agencies like the Afghan National Directorate of Security.
Task Force Centurion’s PAT comprises soldiers from the 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Texas National Guard and the 508th Military Police, New Jersey National Guard. Their mentoring mission in Kabul helps support the coalition to transfer security responsibilities to the Afghan National Security Forces.