Deployed Again (2012)
I arrived back at ISAF Headquarters in January, 2012, and am serving as a Strategic Communication Planner as a part of my SAMS utilization tour.
This is the third time I have been assigned to this HQ, the first with ISAF 5 (Canadian-led) and then with ISAF 6 (Eurocorps-led).
My original intent was to do occasional posts during the year, but for a number of reasons I decided to take a hiatus.
I have been keeping my own notes on relevant StratComm topics that I will eventually write about, but I thought it would be better to wait until I can look back on the experience with some hindsight.
Once this deployment is complete, I can look at all my notes a little more objectively and hopefully get some posts up that are relevant and thoughtful.
U.S. Servicemember renders salute during the 9/11 ceremony at HQ ISAF, Kabul. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Harper) Photo Courtesy of ISAF Media.