AJP-3.16(A), allied joint doctrine for security force assistance (SFA), outlines direction and guidance on how NATO provides SFA.
SFA activities are applicable at all levels of operations: military strategic, operational and tactical. NATO SFA activities require North Atlantic Council (NAC) approval and should contribute towards a strategic end state.
AJP-3.16(A) is intended for use by NATO and NATO-led forces. However, this doctrine can be used as a reference by other military or civilian actors.