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Australian Army Brigadier Simon "Don" Roach is Director General Army Operations in Army HQ, Canberra. He has served as Deputy Chief of Staff Security Sector Reform in Headquarters Regional Command South, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he worked to support the development and integration of the Afghan National Security Forces. He also has experience from two tours in East Timor and as a United Nations Military Observer in the Middle East. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Brigadier Roach holds a B Sc (Hons), a Masters of Defence Studies from the University of New South Wales, and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College Class of 2009.
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Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Baginski, Colonel Brian J. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Donovan, Ms. Karma Job, Lieutenant Colonel John S. Kolasheski, Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr., Brigadier Simon "Don" Roach, Colonel Sean P. Swindell, Colonel Curt A. Van De Walle, Colonel Michael J. McMahon.
Security Force Assistance may be a new term but the activities are familiar and are related to how the Department of Defense trains, advises, and assists foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives. Recommendations to improve U.S. performance are provided.