Category: Blog – Leadership

A Change of Command – not a Change of Focus

A Change of Command – not a Change of Focus

2013/04/11

by Lt. Gen. Ken Tovo, U.S. Army   On April 2, I assumed command of NTM-A/CSTC-A from Lt. Gen. Dan Bolger, who is heading home after 17 successful months of directing the effort to train, advise, and assist the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). This issue contains his last article for this publication, which provides [...]

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KABUL – Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander, ISAF/USFOR-A, hands the NTM-A command flag to incoming commander Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo during a change of command ceremony at Camp Eggers, April 2, 2013. Lt. Gen Tovo took command of NTM-A / CSTC-A from Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger at the event.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW/IDW) Sean Weir)

Lt. Gen. Tovo assumes command of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

2013/04/02

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW/IDW) Sean Weir KABUL –Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo assumed command of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A) and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) from LT. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger at a ceremony at Camp Eggers today. Lt. Gen. Tovo is a 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy. [...]

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Afghanistan in 2012

Afghanistan in 2012

2012/01/02 • Comments

We are seeing great strides on the battlefield and those who continue to fight against the Afghan Government and the people have a choice, end your violent, extremist ways and work alongside all Afghans for a peaceful and more prosperous 2012…

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Professionalizing the ANP

Professionalizing the ANP

2011/10/04 • Comments

Extending Basic Patrolmen Training By Major General Walter M. Golden, Jr. On October 1, all basic patrolmen training for the Afghan National Police was extended from six weeks to eight weeks. This is an important next step for the Ministry of Interior and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan Deputy Commander Police (DCOM-P) and our international partners to [...]

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The Coalition commander of National Police Training Center Wardak, French Lt. Col. Jean Gouvart, points out construction projects to Brig. Gen. Walter Golden Jr. during an assessment visit to the training site. Wardak trains a majority of the national police during an eight week training course where recruits learn basic police skills, they also get 64 hours of literacy training. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch)

Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11

2011/09/11 • Comments

By Major General Walter M. Golden, Jr. Ten years have passed since September 11, 2001.  Today I pause to honor the memories of the fallen and reflect on the tragic events of that day from my current posting at Kabul, Afghanistan.  I was assigned to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 as the Chief of [...]

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SAO-A Trains and Equips the ANSF

SAO-A Trains and Equips the ANSF

2011/09/07 • Comments

There is an Afghan proverb that says “drops make a river.”  We are trying to generate as many drops as possible. One of the sources of these drops is within our Security Assistance Office-Afghanistan (SAO-A).  The staff of this office have an enormous job of managing the multitude of defense articles and services that the [...]

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Making Mistakes into Trainable Moments

Making Mistakes into Trainable Moments

2011/08/31 • Comments

By Maj. Gen. Peter N. Fuller U.S. Army Deputy Commander for Programs NATO Training Mission Afghanistan Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan My Combined Joint Surgeon directorate runs the Afghan National Security Forces nursing program which teaches Afghan nurses. It is taught over three semester timeframes for a total of 61 weeks and teaches student [...]

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BP Company HQ in Shepula, Paktiya Province, Afghanistan.  This company HQ supports 100 personnel.  Photo by the on-site Quality Assurance team

Combined Joint Engineering Directorate Builds ANSF Facilities

2011/08/30 • Comments

By Maj. Gen. Peter N. Fuller U.S. Army Deputy Commander for Programs NATO Training Mission Afghanistan Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan In this post, I’d like to highlight the efforts of my Combined Joint Engineering directorate (CJ ENG), but first, it is worth noting that there are other engineering offices here in Afghanistan.  ISAF [...]

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Maj. Gen. Golden, “A Day in the Life Of”

Maj. Gen. Golden, “A Day in the Life Of”

2011/08/28 • Comments

I invite you to follow our new weekly series, “A Day in the Life of an ANCOP Trainees,” as it takes you through all 14 weeks of ANCOP training.

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An Introduction by Maj. Gen. Peter N. Fuller

An Introduction by Maj. Gen. Peter N. Fuller

2011/08/23 • Comments

“We mentor the ANSF to improve their ability to provide good stewardship and accountability…”

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