NZ PRT: Bamyan
The twenty first and final rotation of NZDF personnel in the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT) left Afghanistan in April 2013. The focus for the final rotation was on continuing to mentor and train Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), and prepare Bamyan for NZDF's withdrawal.
The three-person New Zealand National Support Element (NSE) is based at Bagram Air Force Base (BAF) about an hour and a half (60km) drive north of Kabul. Their task is to provide logistical support to NZDF personnel in Afghanistan.
Five NZDF personnel are in the Middle East to provide a support mechanism for NZDF force elements deployed to Afghanistan and to assist co-located coalition partners.
NZDF contribution to the United Nations Assistance Mission Afghanistan (UNAMA) is one officer. The officer works as a Military Liaison Officer (MLO) providing the strategic interface between multi-national forces and Afghan authorities.
For more information: UNAMA - Overview
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan. NZDF has two staff officers and a driver attached to HQ ISAF. The senior NZ officer works on policy and planning within the ISAF HQ.
Afghan National Army Officer Academy
There are seven NZDF personnel working as mentors and support personnel at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Kabul.