September 2014 Volume 11

KC Old Boy off to Afghanistan as Advisor

Dr. Glen Laman
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Christopher Chin-Young, a KCOB and Senior Policy Advisor in the Ministry of the Interior has been assigned to Afghanistan as an Advisor to the government under the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) program.

The MoDA was developed as a result of operational requirements in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense capacity building efforts in these countries focused heavily on improving the tactical proficiency of security forces, but often neglected ministerial capacity building.

MoDA is designed to forge long-term relationships that strengthen a partner state's defense ministry. The program matches senior Department of Defense (DoD) civilians with partner-identified requirements and provides backfill funding to the experts' parent organizations. While deployed, the advisors exchange expertise with foreign counterparts in similar defense specialties.

Chin-young’s assignment will last at least one year.

We wish him success in his new assignment and pray for his safe return.

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