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U.S. Air Force Colonel CURT A. VAN DE WALLE is the Chief of Readiness and Emergency Management for the U.S. Air Force. He has served as the Deputy Commander for the 586th Air Expeditionary Group at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, providing joint expeditionary airmen to serve in a variety of roles with the U.S. Army, most notably in detainee operations and camp security at Camp Bucca, Iraq, and in long haul convoy operations based out of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Mission Support Group Commander at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He has commanded two squadrons, the 17th Civil Engineer Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, and the 325th Civil Engineer Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Colonel Van De Walle holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio, an M.S. in Military Operational Art and Science degree from Air University, Montgomery, Alabama, and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College Class of 2009.
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Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Baginski, Colonel Brian J. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Donovan, Ms. Karma Job, Lieutenant Colonel John S. Kolasheski, Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr., Brigadier Simon "Don" Roach, Colonel Sean P. Swindell, Colonel Curt A. Van De Walle, Colonel Michael J. McMahon.
Security Force Assistance may be a new term but the activities are familiar and are related to how the Department of Defense trains, advises, and assists foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives. Recommendations to improve U.S. performance are provided.