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  1. Agenda • What is Ministerial Advising • What skills do advisors need • What training does DoD provide • What is it like: • Transit to theater • Activities of the Advisor • How do we measure success

  2. Two advisor programs: • Ministry of Defense Advisors (MODA) • (Claudia Munoz 703.614.2433. MoDAProgramInfo@osd.mil ) • - Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

  3. Ministerial Advisors • Initial focus on Afghanistan. • Program designed to forge long-term, relationships that strengthen a partner state’s defense ministry. (In Afghanistan includes Interior) • Program matches senior DoD civilians with partner-identified requirements and provides backfill funding to experts’ parent organizations • Deployments for up to 2 years under auspices of the Civilian Expeditionary workforce. • While deployed, advisors exchange expertise with foreign counterparts in similar defense specialties. • FY12 NDAA authorized global deployments.

  4. Ministry of Defense Advisors (MODA) • “Part of the transition [in Afghanistan] is going to be not only to transition the military to accept the responsibility of pro-viding security, but it’s also going to be the transition for the Afghan government to be able to maintain that.” — Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Camp Eggers, Afghanistan July 2011 • “The MoDA program strengthens U.S. defense reform efforts in key countries and improves the preparation of DoD civilian advisors for such missions.” — Quadrennial Defense Review 2010

  5. What is advising • Ministerial Advising • Build institutional capacity to sustain the force • Supports key functions: • Defense Policy and Strategy • Personnel and Readiness Management • Civil-Military and Interagency operations • Doctrine, Training, and Education • Acquisitions and Procurement • Logistics and Infrastructure Management • Health Care Administration • Facilities Engineering and Infrastructure Management • Staff procedures and administration • Operational and Tactical advising • Build skills of the force itself

  6. What skills do ministerial advisors need? • Mastery of an institutional function (SME) • Budget, facilities, manpower, logistics, S&P • Staff administration and procedures • Strong leadership • Communications • Cultural, historical and economic awareness • Civility • Courage • Situational Awareness • Patience and self restraint with persistence • Dogged focus on results • Disciplined energy • Flexibility • Basic language capability

  7. What Training Does DoD Provide? • CEW and MODA • Class room • Culture • Country Familiarization • Language • History • COIN • Nation Building Concepts • Personal Security • Capstone Exercise • Field • Scenarios • Weapons • First Aid • Admin and physical aspects OSD DARI Instructor

  8. Moving to Theater

  9. Kabul International AirportIA Entry typically at Bagram

  10. Senior Advisors, NTM-A/CSTC-A (Civilian advisors typically work for one of the Colonels)

  11. DoD Advisors Visit ISAF(Blending in for Effectiveness and Safety)

  12. At the Ministry

  13. Ministry of Interior Compund - Kabul Afghanistan)

  14. Typical Advisors Day • 0730: head to Ministry • 0900: Ministry day begins • 1800: return to base camp (Eggers) • 1900: internal meetings, RFIs, paperwork • 2200: approximate end of work day Six days a week. Friday remain on camp half day due to Islamic Holy Day.

  15. Advisor Mission: Assist Afghans become self reliant, self sufficient. Advisor’s Typical Activities • Meeting with counterpart • Meeting with counterpart’s staff • Assist in problem solving • Assist in capacity building • Assist counterpart in communicating • Information conduit between host and coalition staffs • Travel with counterpart • Moving around city/country • Security awareness • Internal Coordination, Meetings and Briefings • RFIs • Personal administration

  16. Transportation and Security are a Big Deal

  17. Movement is Difficult

  18. On The Road!

  19. Ministerial Development Stages • CM4: We do it • CM3: We do it, with Afghans • CM2: Afghans do it, with us • CM1: Afghans do it, without us • Progression is Similar to flight school • Ground training • Student right seat observing • Student left seat flying • Student solos • Student = pilot

  20. How Progress is Defined and Measured Capability Milestone Projections CM-1B Testing Phase Overall CM Rating CM 3 CM1B CM4 CM2B CM3 CM2A CM1A Last Updated: 06 Oct 11 POC: LT Cauthen 237-0002 UNCLASSIFIED//REL TO GIROA

  21. You may have to adjust your cultural norms, (RCMP Sergeant and Friend)

  22. …respecting your elders is still important. (Kind old gentleman, a “tea guy” in the MoI)

  23. … some people might not last too long. (Former DM CN DaudDaud, killed by Taliban)

  24. You get to work with all sorts of interesting people, (DM CN visit to Province)

  25. Special Ops and IGs Establish the Afghan Local Police

  26. ALP Village

  27. The ANP Personnel Department(Police Headquarters Compound in Kabul)

  28. NTM-A IG

  29. Don’t Leave Home without Your Lawyers

  30. The Warrior Gym at Eggers

  31. Bottled Water Dependence

  32. Food is Good

  33. Bronze Star Award Ceremony

  34. Dressed to “Cross the Street”

  35. A typical Deputy Minister’s Office

  36. …amenities may not be what you’re used to. (BYO TP)

  37. The Senior Advisor Conference Room

  38. (0-6) 2-Person Rooms Living standards are better than you’d expect in a combat zone. (Swamp 2, Camp Eggers)

  39. 4 Person Quarters

  40. CG’s Conference Room

  41. Americans Love Kids(and vice versa)

  42. Gizab and KhasUruzgan Questions?