29 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-077

Kandahar PRT holds change of command

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – During a change of command yesterday at the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) at Camp Nathan Smith, Lt. Col. Bob Chamberlain assumed command of the PRT from Lt. Col. Simon Hetherington, who has led the PRT since July.

“I am very proud to be taking command of this world class PRT,” said Chamberlain. “I am looking forward to building on the momentum that the previous rotation has gained and taking the reconstruction of Afghanistan to a new level.”

During the past six months, the PRT has assisted with:

  • 9 village medical outreach patrols that treated more than 2,500 patients
  • repairing 16 schools, re-opening 2 schools, and repairing 2 playgrounds
  • awarding nearly $3.7 million in contracts for Civil-Military Cooperation and engineering projects
  • providing training to 195 Afghan National Police and 835 Afghan National Auxiliary Police
  • 329 patrols in Kandahar Province
  • 31 assists from the PRT’s Quick Reaction Force, reacting to everything from suicide bombings to vehicle recovery calls

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