Start Up Process

Transition from a private security company (PSC) to our newly registered Risk Management Company (RMC) called SILK ROUTE. SILK ROUTE is to date one of only five (5) registered RMC’s in Afghanistan. 20 March 2012 is the date set by GoIRA for private security companies to transform to RMC.

U.S. Army Col. Brad Dreyer, senior NTM-A Advisor to the Deputy Minister for APPF, and Lt. Col. Hootak Zulgai, Chief of the Private Security Company/Risk Management Company Licensing Office at the Afghan Public Protection Force, present a risk management company license to Silk Route Risk Management, Feb. 21 2012 at APPF Headquarters in Kabul.

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan Public Protection Force issued a Risk Management Company license today to Silk Route Risk Management as it continues to make progress toward assuming security responsibility for development projects, commercial businesses and convoys from private security companies.

Risk management companies will provide security advice and expertise to their clients who contract for service with the APPF. Risk management consultants are experts in security, risk assessment and management of security operations. In addition to advising their clients, they will provide on-site training, advising and mentoring in order to help improve the capabilities of the APPF.

Lieutenant Colonel Hootak Zulgai, Chief of the Private Security Company/Risk Management Company Licensing Office at the Afghan Public Protection Force, congratulated Silk Route Risk Management on Feb. 21 2012 at APPF Headquarters in Kabul after granting them their risk management company license.

In August 2010, President Karzai ordered private security companies to be disbanded, and the APPF was identified to take over security responsibility from these companies. ISAF, through the APPF Advisory Group, has been working alongside the APPF to develop the processes and procedures necessary to execute the transition. The Advisory Group comprises experts in security operations, contracting, logistics, finance, and a host of other specialties who advise and mentor their Afghan counterparts in an effort to help them develop full capability.