The Communications Support Unit is a bunch of Afghan soldiers who provide deployable comm support to the Afghan National Army (ANA). They’re organized, trained, and equipped to deploy up to three separate locations and quickly set up a fully functional command center. Anytime, anywhere.
It’s a large unit (400+ people), and we support them with a small team of advisers (8 people, plus a few contractors and interpreters). The other day, I was able to sit down with the Comm Support Unit Commanding General, some Coalition special operators, and part of my team, to sort through comm support to an upcoming operation. Very cool.
Bottom line: I got exactly what I wanted for Christmas…a great team of communicators (Coalition and Afghans), working together to crush the Taliban. Ho ho ho!