Provincial Reconstruction Team
A Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), in U.S. and NATO doctrine, is a unit containing civilian and military personnel, for rebuilding infrastructure and encouraging development after active warfare. It has a longer-term focus than traditional military civil affairs.
They frequently serve as a point of contact for international and nongovernmental organizations to the host country local government and security forces.
In Iraq, the core PRT mission is to promote "stability and development" within a "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq that is integrated into the global economy. The teams focus on five functional areas: governance, economics, national unity, political development and rule of law." Typically, PRTs were linked to Brigade Combat Teams, but, as U.S. combat forces draw down, they will link to Iraqi Security Forces.
- [http://www.nato.int/ISAF/docu/epub/pdf/isaf_placemat.pdf International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Army Strength & Laydown], International Security Assistance Force, NATO
- Sjon Selles (September 2006), First ISAF PRT Course held at the NATO School
- Provincial Reconstruction Team, United States Mission to Iraq