Amentum Supports the Future Self-Sustainment of Afghan Defense on SMAAP Program
Amentum provides in-depth functional and programmatic support to train, advise, and assist the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Defense (MoD), and other security institutions in Afghanistan to assume responsibility for Afghanistan’s own self-sustainable security needs. The program began in late 2019 with 300 qualified advisors, mentors, and interpreters with experience drawn from traditional military and governmental staff functions. Amentum provides security escorts as required by in-country Operations Security (OPSEC) force protection requirements. SMAAP synchronizes the development of MoI and MoD managerial and operational systems across the Directorates and Branches.
Our efforts build organizational capacity and capability at all levels within the MoI and MoD so they can independently plan, program, and manage their Afghanistan National Army (ANA) and Afghanistan National Police (ANP) forces.
This contract is a follow-on effort that combines the ANA and ANP training, advising, and assisting programs that Amentum, through its legacy company DynCorp International, managed through multiple iterations since 2010. The scope of these prior contracts was similar, but also included life support services for 11,000 Afghan and 4,200 U.S. and coalition personnel at our 18 self-sufficient sites. All totaled, Amentum has an 18-year history providing infrastructure support in Afghanistan.
- From the ANA and ANP predecessor contracts, Amentum met the needs of the government by expeditiously filling unexpected and planned mentor/advisor vacancies with qualified personnel to meet fluctuating operational requirements. Between 2019 and 2020, our fill rate was greater than 97 percent.