This application includes a presentation exposing the public to a ‘typical’ Afghan Army Soldier. Training the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) has become one of the most important missions of US military personnel in Afghanistan, and the emphasis on this area will only increase over the next two years. This presentation offers the perspective of an individual, fictional Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier with regard to the challenges of cooperating with foreign counterparts as well as the 'don’ts' of Afghan culture that are sometimes inadvertently committed by foreign soldiers. The overall idea behind this presentation is to offer a view point of an educated young Afghan man who has volunteered for the ANA as a committed nationalist and seeks to defeat the 'enemies of Afghanistan'.
The application includes a video accompanied with power point slides.
For more information, go to www.umt.edu/mansfield/dclcp/educational_materials/army_soldier.aspx or contact the Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Program at (406) 243-3600.
Also check out our “Life as an Afghan Villager” application
The University of Montana’s Defense Critical Language and Culture program provides language and culture training to the US military and other US government personnel through a program funded by the Defense Language and National Security Education Program.