We recently held a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with U.S. Army Col. Chadwick W. Clark, director of the COIN Training Center – Afghanistan, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan (NTM-A) / Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Col. Clark discussed Female Engagement Teams (FETs), and how they have been used in the past by the U.S. Marine Corps and other commands in Afghanistan to access information from the silent 50 percent of the Afghan population, i.e. the women of Afghanistan. Additionally, Clark discussed how the CSTC-A is working to move the current FET course from Bagram and professionalize it so that it standardizes how and why FETs are used in Afghanistan.
Listen to the interview.
Read the transcript.
Read the Defense.gov story: Teams Seek Rapport With Afghan Women