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.

So until this one is over, you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.


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.

Mike Nicholson

I've spent my career working in a variety of Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Information Operations, and Executive Outreach positions. With a history of planning, preparing, executing, and assessing communication strategies in the U.S. and abroad, I use this site to write, think and share lessons learned on organizational communications.

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