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DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan

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DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with U.S. Army Col. Thomas J. Umberg, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Chief of Anti-Corruption. One of NTM-A/CSTC-A’s top priorities is to team with and assist the Government of Afghanistan to develop and grow their leaders for today and tomorrow and to generate a professional, competent, tactically self-sufficient Afghan National Security Force (ANSF). One challenge to this mission is the corruption that exists in Afghanistan and within the ANSF. NTM-A is partnering with the ANSF to develop systems and processes to confront this challenge and reduce opportunities for corruption through advising, training, mentoring and resource support. These processes include paying the soldiers and patrolmen electronically, inventorying the equipment and personnel within the ANSF, increasing fuel, ammunition and weapon accountability, as well as identifying those who engage in corruption. NTM-A is also working with the international community and the US Embassy to meet this challenge.

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