11 Apr 2007

PR# 2007-298

Transfer of Authority ceremony
at ISAF’s Qalat PRT

ZABUL, Afghanistan – Yesterday, at a ceremony attended by Major General Ton van Loon, Commander, Regional Command South, a Transfer of Authority ceremony was held at the Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT).

The ceremony took place at Forward Operating Base Lagman in Zabul Province. Outgoing Qalat PRT Commander, U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Kevin McGlaughlin handed over command to U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fischer.

Incoming Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fischer during his opening remarks confirmed his commitment to carrying on the great work already started by Lieutenant Colonel McGlaughlin, “The reconstruction of Zabul will continue. We know that Afghanistan is in transition period, but with the support of Governor Arman, the Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF, we will continue to make strides. The people of Zabul need an opportunity to improve their future, and we are in Qalat to help accomplish this goal.”

Present at the Transfer of Authority ceremony were Zabul Governor Del Bar Arman, Zabul Provincial Chief of Police Abdul Ghaffar, along with other dignitaries.

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