DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan Jr.

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, Jr. Commander, Regional Command (Southwest) Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) March 2011 – March 2012

During a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable we spoke with Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan Jr., who recently completed a year-long deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He concurrently commanded Regional Command (Southwest) and II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and discussed the accomplishments, challenges, and sacrifices of Marines and coalition forces under his command.

During the past year, Toolan led the Regional Command (Southwest) team in support of NATO and ISAF efforts to protect the Afghan people, develop the Afghan National Security Force capabilities, and support improved governance and economic development throughout Afghanistan’s Helmand and Nimroz provinces.

Joining us on the call were Anand Choudhuri, of Registan.net; Chuck Simmins, of America’s North Shore Journal; Gail Harris, of Foreign Policy Blog; Dale Kissinger, of Military Avenue; Andrew Lubin, of Leatherneck Magazine; Sandra Erwin, of National Defense Magazine; and Rita Boland, of Signal Scape.

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