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. He graduated from Ghazi Usman High School.  SMA Roshan Safi entered the Afghan National Army (ANA) in late 2001. 

His military training includes the Junior NCO Course (2003); Personnel Management Course (2003); Battle Staff NCO Course (2004); United States Air Force Defense Language Institute (DLI), Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas (2005); and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Class 56, Fort 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 include Supply Sergeant, Squad Leader and First Sergeant with HHC, 2nd Kandak (February 2001 - July 2003); Kandak and Brigade Command Sergeant Major, 1st Brigade (July 2003 - April 2004), and Command Sergeant Major, 1st Central Corps (April 2004 - February 2005). 

As the Sergeant Major of the Afghan National Army, he has 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; and instituted the Soldier and NCO of the Year, Best Warrior Competition.

SMA Roshan Safi is married with 5 children.