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DODLive Bloggers Roundtable: Afghan National Civil Order Police

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We have scheduled a Bloggers Roundtable with Maj. Gen. Mike Ward, deputy commander-Police, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A). Despite recent Afghan National Civil Order Police (Gendarmerie) successes in hold operations in Marja and gains in popularity among civilians, over-employment and attrition continue to plague the force. During the past four months, NTM-A has implemented strategies to reduce attrition, improve training, and improve leadership and operations effectiveness. By employing measures such as Operational Deployment Cycles, Personal Asset Inventory, pay parity, and literacy training, as well as fulfilling partnership commitments with coalition forces, NTM-A expects to be able to stabilize, reinforce, and enable the force.

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