During his military career he commanded Infantry units from squad to battalion level. His last
assignment was Division-level Chief of Staff. During the Global War on Terror he completed
three combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2004 he served in Iraq as a Military Combat Advisor to the Iraqi Special Police Commandos, an elite counterinsurgency unit of 18,000 paramilitary police officers reporting to the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior. He returned to Iraq in 2008 as the Senior U. S. Military Advisor to the Iraqi Minister of the Interior where he assisted in the development of local and national security policy. His final deployment was to Afghanistan in 2010 as the Senior NATO Military Advisor to the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) - nearly 13,500 paramilitary police officers. Both the Iraqi Special Police Commandos and the Afghan National Civil Order Police were a gendarmerie-type paramilitary force designed to bridge the gap between the local police and the national army.
Be sure to join us to welcome our own COL Marty Spann as our Speaker for Vice Presidents Night.