Newest graduates ready to tell Afghan Army story
The newest group of Afghan Army public affairs specialists are ready to tell their soldiers’ stories after their graduation here Tuesday.
18 May 2017
KABUL, Afghanistan (May 18, 2017) — The newest group of Afghan Army public affairs specialists are ready to tell their soldiers’ stories after their graduation here Tuesday.
The Ministry of Defense held a graduation for more than 20 public affairs students who trained with Resolute Support advisors on talking points, press releases, writing, key leader engagements, social media and other skills.
"We are lucky to have the Resolute Support staff with this experience to teach you,” said Major General Dawlat Waziri, Ministry of Defense spokesman. "You have learned skills that are much needed.”
Waziri encouraged the students to keep learning and reading. He said he hoped they would follow his example and continue focusing on their studies, and remember that their country needs them.
"You need to tell the story of your brave soldiers and what they accomplish to provide security to the Afghan people,” said Bob Purtiman, deputy public affairs director for Resolute Support. "We at Resolute Support are standing with you, Shona ba Shona [shoulder to shoulder], helping you tell that story.”
For 12 weeks the students met with Resolute Support advisors, working on the same curriculum American public affairs specialists learn. They also practiced with real-world scenarios they could be faced with during the course of their duties.