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Colonel Michael J. McMahon (Project Advisor) is a 28-year infantryman currently on the faculty at the U.S. Army War College. He has served two tours in Afghanistan working on the building and development of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, most recently as the Director of Force Integration and Training for the Combined Security Assistance Command-Afghanistan. Colonel McMahon holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.S. in Joint C3 Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.M.A.S. in Operational Art from the School of Advanced Military Studies, and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
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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.