Task Force Southwest, in full partnership with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, conducts functionally-based, security force assistance through train, advise, and assist mission to enable a credible and increasingly sustainable Afghan National Defense and Security Forces capable of preventing terrorist safe havens in southwestern Afghanistan. Task Force Southwest conducts the TAA mission with the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and 505th Zone Afghan National Police.
Area of Responsibility
Task Force Southwest includes the provinces of Helmand and Nimroz. The Task Force Southwest area of operations shares a portion of the border with Pakistan in Helmand, and portions of the borders with Pakistan and Iran in Nimroz. Currently, there are approximately 1,000 Coalition Forces and 23,000 ANDSF operating in the command’s area of responsibility.
United States of America
Major Units Assigned
8th Marine Regiment