TRANSATL ANTIC DIVISION
total, these deployed civilians and service members perform project management, engineering, and construction throughout Afghanistan and provide Afghanistan with facilities and infrastructure to strengthen its security posture and create economic opportunities for years to come. Among its major programs are: • The Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund program, which helps improve security, increase governance, and promote economic development by providing reliable and sustainable infrastructure to the people of Afghanistan. Projects deliver water and electrical infrastructure. • The Afghan National Defense Security Forces program, which is geared to provide quality facilities, improve infrastructure management systems, and enhance combat and general engineer capabilities for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police. The Afghanistan District uses its engineering expertise to assist in building a stronger Afghanistan by focusing on the following priorities: • Executing the program: Design, contract for, and construct facilities and solutions for Afghanistan’s engineering challenges. • Building capacity: Provide opportunities to grow the Afghanistan construction sector. • Managing transition: Turn over facilities and infrastructure to the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to use, operate, and maintain independently. 116
One of the major projects completed under the Transatlantic Division in 2020 was a headquarters building that was part of the SHIELD 5 Missile Defense Project in Qatar.
Task Force Essayons was developed as an agile and responsive organization that provides forward-deployed engineering and comprehensive services to the warfighter. The TFE model includes lines of effort that provide project management, technical design, construction and environmental contract oversight, base camp master planning, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, environmental compliance, real estate, and operational services for deployed U.S. and coalition units. TFE is the “One door to the Corps” for the warfighter in support of the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Its Project Management Branch is currently tracking 83 operations and maintenance-Army-funded projects totaling $40.1 million, and four counter-Daesh Train and Equip Fund (CTEF) projects totaling $2.9 million at various phases of development. CENTCOM issued a request for forces in April 2017, asking for the support of TFE for CJTF-OIR, Special Operations Joint Task ForceOIR, U.S. Army Central (ARCENT), and other mission partners in the combined joint operations area (CJOA), which includes Iraq and Syria. Since that time, TFE has completed 321 projects, 19 base camp master