Resolute Support Mission (RSM)
Resolute Support is a non-combat mission, whose primary focus is to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) and security related institutions. Its purpose is to help the Afghan security forces and institutions develop the capacity to defend Afghanistan and protect its citizens in a sustainable manner.
The mission performs supporting functions in several areas. These include operational planning, budgetary development, force generation process, management and development of personnel, logistical sustainment, and civilian oversight in order to ensure the Afghan security forces and institutions act in accordance with the rule of law and good governance.
Launched in 2015, the mission consists of over 17,000 personnel from 39 NATO Allies and partners. Personnel operate across Afghanistan through a central command in Kabul, and four satellite centres in Mazar-e-Sharif in the north, Herat in the west, Kandahar in the south and Laghman in the east.
The ANDSF took over the full responsibility for security of the Afghan territory in 2015.
To learn more about NATO's Resolute Support Mission, visit their website at www.rs.nato.int
Updated as of May 2019