NSPA Executive staff visit Afghanistan

09 June 2015

NSPA Executive staff, Mr. Rudi MAUS, Director of Logistics Operations, Mr. Patrick FESQUET, Director of Procurement and Mr Jim SHIELDS, Programme Manager Operational Logistics Planning and Support Programme, recently visited NSPA operations in Afghanistan.

During their three-day visit, the group had a chance to meet with senior RESOLUTE SUPPORT (RS) leadership and staff including Major General Rick NELSON to discuss a variety of operational issues including NSPA Support to the RS Mission in 2016. 

In addition to visiting RS Headquarters in Kabul, the NSPA team met with Framework Nation leadership at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), and Kandahar Air Base (KAF).  Discussions at HKIA and KAF centered on current NSPA support to the Framework Nations, as well as their plans and requirements for 2016, and beyond.  According to Mr. Maus, “The visit was extremely useful in helping us to better understand current planning assumptions in Theatre and the opportunities available to use NSPA capabilities and resources.  This is the basis for our further planning in the Support to Operations area.”