AIAT Afghan National Army Sergeants Major Adademy (ANASMA) Trainer - Military Veterans Wanted



  full-time   employee



The Afghan Education Program (AEP) ANA Sergeant’s Major Academy (ANASMA) Trainer is assigned to the Army Institutional Advisory Team (AIAT) at the New Kabul Compound (NKC) in Kabul, Afghanistan.  AIAT is comprised of approximately 30 advisors and doctrine writers within the CJ 7 component of the NATO Operation, Resolute Support (RS). AIAT is currently directed by a British Colonel. The staff and members of AIAT include military officers of several NATO countries, one US Lieutenant Colonel and a few additional US Contractor employees.  The ANASMA Trainer serves as an integral member of the AIAT team assisting the ANA institutions in solving institutional challenges. This team member focuses on improving the ANASMA’s academic and military training. Duties include but are not limited to:

  •  Works in AIAT and understands the ANA Professional Military Education (PME) system and specifically the Afghan National Army Sergeants Major (ANASMA) of Afghanistan and its mission to train ANA senior NCOs.

  • Train and assist the ANASMA cadre and Advisors in the management of the day to day operations and their concerns and issues. 

  • Serve as a liaison to all Advisors associated with the development and serve as a Trainer and liaison to all AIAT advisors and ensure ANASMA Advisor continuity, institutional knowledge and sharing with incoming military personnel during six-month rotations and change overs.

  • Provide general expertise and help in supporting the issues and concerns of the ANASMA and AIAT leadership.

  • Retains ANASMA institutional knowledge and provides continuity for all AIAT personnel while maintaining awareness of AIAT priorities IAW the Director’s campaign plan and sharing information accordingly.

  • Foster and develop, when possible, the historical partnership between the ANASMA and the U.S. Army Sergeants Major (USASMA) at Fort Bliss, TX which it was modeled after. Pursue and facilitate opportunities that involve and integrate USASMA graduates and curriculum in training activities.


  • Graduate of U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy (USASMA).
  • Twenty years active duty experience.
  • Experience as a member of a brigade staff or higher.
  • One year experience in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  • Strong background in the military decision making process (MDMP) and exercise planning.
  • Applicants must be able to pass CENTCOM medical, dental and other CRC-related deployment requirements at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Applicants must be in possession of a current/active US tourist Passport (with further eligibility to receive – if not already in possession of – a current Afghanistan visa).  If candidate is already deployed, he/she must supply appropriate documentation satisfying these requirements along with confirmation that he/she is in physical possession of government-issued PPE to demonstrate compliance with CENTCOM deployment requirements.
  • Willingness to work and live in Afghanistan and understanding of the possibility to be further assigned to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government
  • Willingness and ability to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR and wear protective clothing and equipment as required
  • Willingness to work in hostile areas without a weapon
  • Willingness to deploy and live on forward operating bases without regular U.S. Post/Base Exchange and Commissary facilities
  • MS Office skills - Personal Computer (PC) skills
  • Interpersonal and people skills
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing. Maintain compliance with all US CENTCOM requirements for AFG AO
  • Must have professional experience to manage and drive a project from design through to initial delivery
  • Must be able to analyze requirements, manage timelines, coordinate delivery of tasks falling to military staff branches of a Three Star equivalent headquarters, build consensus in a multi-national environment and integrate subsidiary international projects into the cohesive whole of a NATO framework, be comfortable working through virtual teams, and meet accountability requirements to deliver the projects.