SMA Roshan Safi

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SMA Roshan Safi

Sergeant Major of the Afghan National Army

Sergeant Major of the Afghan National Army Roshan Safi was born in May 1967 in the village of Hamzahqh Khil, in the District of Tagab, Kapisa Province.  SMA Roshan Safi entered the Afghan National Army (ANA) in late 2001.

His military training includes the Junior NCO Course in 2003; Personnel Management Course in 2003; NCO Battle-Staff Course in 2004; United States Air Force Defense Language Institute (DLI), Lackland Air Force Base, February – June 2005; and the prestigious United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Class 56, Ft Bliss, Texas.

SMA Safi has served in every enlisted position in the Afghan National Army from Squad Leader to Command Sergeant Major, and becoming the first Sergeant Major of the Afghan National Army in June, 2006.

His previous assignments were as a Supply Sergeant, Squad Leader and First Sergeant with HHC, 2nd Kandak from February 2001 to July 2003.  Kandak and Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 1st Brigade, July 2003 to April 2004.  Command Sergeant Major, 1st Central Corps from April 2004 to February 2005.

As the Sergeant Major of the Afghan national Army he incorporated many changes into the Afghan National Army:

Changed the name of the NCO from Small Sergeant to Battle Buddy (Khordzabet to Bridmal); established the first ANA Uniform Policy; developed the crest for the headgear insignia; developed an NCO and Soldier Creed; developed and instituted 33 Warrior tasks and 9 Battle Drills for all Soldiers; Created a Safety Senior NCO (SGM) position for the ANA; pushed to fill key ANA General Staff G-1, G-3 and G-4 SGM positions;  instrumental in moving the ANA NCO Academy under ANA NCOES; assisted in the development of the ANA literacy program; planned, coordinated and established nominative level SRNCO monthly VTC’s and the Senior NCO Support Channel; instituted the Soldier and NCO of the Year, Best Warrior Competition.

SMA Roshan Safi is a graduate of the Ghazi Usman High School, is married with 5 children.


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