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    Advisers focus on ANCOP readiness, sustainment

    Advisers focus on ANCOP readiness, sustainment

    Photo By Maj. Jarrod Morris | Col. Gregory Stokes (left), the Police Advisory Team commander assigned to Train,...... read more read more



    Story by Capt. Jarrod Morris 

    Resolute Support Headquarters

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Leaders from Train, Advise, Assist Command – East and the Police Advisory Team traveled to the Afghan National Civil Order Police’s 2nd Brigade headquarters in Nangarhar for an advising visit March 3, 2015.

    Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the TAAC-E commander, Col. Gregory Stokes, the PAT commander, and advisers from TAAC-E met with ANCOP Brig. Gen. Mohammad Nasir Safie, the 2nd Brigade commander, to discuss topics ranging from current operations to readiness for the upcoming fighting season and beyond.

    Safie discussed the personnel assignment and payment processes within the brigade. He outlined specific actions being taken to ensure that officers and their families receive correct and timely salary payments through electronic funds transfers, which is especially important when officers are deployed away from home.

    ANCOP logistics and sustainment were a focus of the discussion, with the topic of maintenance receiving emphasis. According to Safie, ANCOP continues to conduct basic maintenance on equipment and vehicles, while complex repairs and vehicle replacement are now coordinated through the newly built Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center. The RLC is designed to be an important supply chain hub and logistics center for Afghan police in nine provinces of eastern Afghanistan.

    For Stokes and the PAT, integrating Afghan police forces across the region with the RLC is a key advising effort. The goal is to increase timely and efficient logistics operations for the police in the region, resulting in a higher state of readiness for the forces and an increased ability to serve the people in the region.

    Bentley reflected on that last 13 years of partnership between U.S. coalition forces and Afghan National Defense Security Forces and asked Safie where he thinks Afghanistan will be in the next 13 years.

    Safie’s response was optimistic. “If you come back in 13 years, I don’t think it will be with the military,” Safie said. “You will come back as a tourist and see all the great things Afghanistan has to offer, that is my hope.”



    Date Taken: 03.03.2015
    Date Posted: 03.04.2015 05:16
    Story ID: 155863
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