Affan Burki commissioned as a British Army Officer in 2005 at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He first deployed to Afghanistan in 2009, in support of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) where he commanded a team of UK military mentors responsible for training the Afghan National Army (ANA). Following appointments in the British Army’s Land Stabilisation and Counterinsurgency Centre (LSCC) and the Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) he retired from the Army and took up a role as a civilian defence consultant employed within the NATO ecosystem.
He has spent the vast part of the last decade working in and around Afghanistan supporting the NATO mission to train, advise and assist local and national Afghan security forces. He has also developed and executed training support to the Iraqi Security Forces in support of the NATO training mission in Iraq.
Following his experiences at the tactical and operational levels for NATO, he is currently employed at the political-strategic level for NATO.