A general overview
of SFOR restructuring
First published in
SFOR Informer#156, January 23, 2003
In this issue, as well as in the previous ones, there are
articles about SFOR restructuring. To provide a general overview
of the newly created Brigades and Battle Groups, SFOR Informer
asked CJ2 Geo in HQ SFOR to draw a special, simplified map
to describe the changes (see below).
At the beginning of 2003 the total number of troops committed
to SFOR was around 13,000. This will soon be down to 12,000.
There was split between 12,900 SFOR personnel in Bosnia and
Herzegovina (BiH) and about 100 in Croatia. Approximately
2,000 personnel are in the National Support Elements (NSEs).
The Headquarters SFOR is located at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo
and has approximately 450 personnel. Most of the contributing
nations have personnel in HQ SFOR.
The Headquarters Multinational Brigade North (MNB-N)
is located at Tuzla and has approximately 2,900 personnel.
The major contributing nations are Denmark, Finland, Poland,
Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey and United States.
The Headquarters Multinational Brigade Southeast (MNB-SE)
is located at Mostar and has approximately 4,100 personnel.
The major contributing nations are Albania, France, Germany,
Italy, Morocco and Spain.
The Headquarters Multinational Brigade Northwest (MNB-NW)
is located at Banja Luka and has approximately 3,400 personnel.
The major contributing nations are Bulgaria, Canada, Czech
Republic, The Netherlands, Romania and United Kingdom.
There are approximately 1,500 personnel in Theatre
Troops. They are based at various locations in BiH. The major
contributing nations are Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,
Romania and Slovenia.
Related link: Restructuring