Lessons Learned – 13 Months as the Senior Military Advisor to the Minister of Interior

  • September 01, 2010
  • COL Kevin J Palgutt

In recounting his experiences as a senior advisor to the Afghan Minister of Interior, COL Palgutt indicates that it is a shame that many senior advisors will go on to new duty assignments that will have nothing to do with the experiences that were learned during their 12+ months of senior advisor duty. He states that the U.S. DoD needs to consider “utilizing” the knowledge and experience gained by these former senior advisors by creating a program where their knowledge of the minister, ministry, and how the ministry functions with Coalition partners will be imparted to future senior advisors thereby going a long way toward facilitating sustained progress.