160618rsm01 250Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Denis Mercier recently visited the NATO Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan.

160618rsm02 250It was an excellent opportunity to update his picture of Afghanistan and share his visions with General John Nicholson, Commander RSM and US Forces in Afghanistan.

General Nicholson and his staff gave a frank and clear assessment of the security situation and the achievements and challenges of the Mission. SACT also witnessed the progress of the Afghan authorities in taking more ownership in planning and conducting operations, the progress in building and maintaining the Afghan special forces capability, and the Officers Academy, which was built and developed with the continued assistance of the Alliance.

This visit will assist ACT with supporting ACO in further tailoring the Mission, particularly in the critical areas of training and education.