Training and equipping the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) is the priority of the international community. The commitment to build a strong Afghan army continues.
One of the achievements of the international community is the Afghan National Army Combat Service and Support (CSS) School where both ANA and ANP soldiers and officers receive training.
Colonel Ahmad Parviz Baryalai, Commander of CSS School appreciates the international community for providing training and advice. “The ANA Combat Service Support School was established in 2005 by the name of Techniques and Driver’s Centre. Later on, the centre was expanded and made into a school. Currently, four other schools such as Logistic, Human Resource, Finance and Techniques are operating within the CSS School,” He said.
Col Parviz told Sada e Azadi that ISAF trained and mentored the CSS School and is planning further training about the use and maintenance of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush and Protect) vehicles. More than 250 MRAP vehicles were recently handed over to the ANSF by coalition forces.
“Afghan National Police (ANP) receives training together with their Afghan National Army (ANA) brothers. They learn methods of using weapons, machinery, radio communication, artillery, finance and human resources,” Col Parviz said.
Second Lieutenant Abdul Basir an Afghan National Civil Order Police said: “I came to the school four weeks ago, I like this course because I can help my colleagues in the field of operations.”
Another ANA officer, Captain Ismatullah, studying in the school said: “Learning the aspects of finance is crucial for the ANA. We can process salaries through our personnel bank accounts. I am very keen to learn computer and banking systems to process the ANA salaries.”
Sergeant Ahmad Shabeer from 209 ANA Shaheen Corps, studying radio communications, knows that radio communication is vital for the battlefield.
CSS School is playing a key role in training ANSF personnel, and so far 20 thousand soldiers and officers have already been trained and graduated from the school.