RS celebrates ANDSF graduates of Spectrum Management Training

Resolute Support Headquarters hosted the Spectrum Management graduation ceremony May 25.
8 Jun 2016
KABUL, Afghanistan (June 8, 2016) — Resolute Support Headquarters hosted the Spectrum Management graduation ceremony, May 25.  Eighteen officers from the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces and one officer from RS HQ completed the six-week course.

From April 16 to May 25 the third session of the first 2-2-2 set of Spectrum Management courses for the ANDSF took place at RS HQ. Three SM Advanced courses were delivered by Dr. Eng. Massimiliano Del Nista and Luigi Talese, both coming from the NATO Communications and Information Systems School, Latina, Italy.

Essential Function 5.3 and Command, Control, Communications & Computers/Cyber (CJ6) at ?RS Headquarters supported as part of the mandate that Resolute Support set within the framework of the train, advice and assist program for the ANDSF in light of their full sustainability. EF 5.3 ICT Advisor Lt. Cmdr. Adil Tüfekçi and the CJ6 Theatre Spectrum Management Cell team provided great support to the NCISS team, which allowed smooth execution of these courses while setting the right training environment for the attendees.

The ceremony was a success, confirming that the Resolute Support mission is going in the right direction while demonstrating the vital importance of this training for the ANDSF, the capability it will provide, and the importance of it for the entire country.

The 18 graduates received their certificates from Brigadier Scott Hicks, deputy director of sustainment, HQ RS, and Brig. Gen. Mohammad Tawab Muhibi, 1st deputy director GSG6, Afghan Ministry of Defense, together with Col. Nazar Mohammad Safi, MoD GSG6, Col. James C. Parks III, chief of Command, Control, Communications & Computers/Cyber, RS HQ, and Col. Nicholas T. Kozdras, Director Essential Function 5.3, RS HQ, in attendance.

Additional Spectrum Management courses as well as Fiber Optic and VSAT courses are already planned and fully endorsed to start this upcoming September, where both genders of the ANDSF forces will have the opportunity to acquire expertise in these critical fields and contribute to the successful integration of Afghanistan’s radio spectrum into the world community.

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