Colonel David Patterson will describe his experience in Kandahar as a senior member of the 10th Mountain Division staff at Regional Command – South during a critical time for the mission there. The effect of the “Obama Surge” and the withdrawal of the Canadian combat mission, as well as his experience as a mentor to Afghan security forces will be reviewed.
Col David Patterson is Director Division Rear, 1st Canadian Division HQ, A Research Associate of the LCMSDS, and the President of the Canadian Battlefields Foundation
The Lecture starts at 7pm at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies
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