The Long Hard Road: NCO Experiences in Afganistan and Iraq

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    The Long Hard Road: US NCO Experiences in Afganistan and Iraq

    Here’s a link to a .pdf file that puts together a series of reports from various combat zones by SNCOs. It’s a long read document (198 Pages)

    I found it an interesting read.

    Link to file:

    List of Illustrations 5
    Forward 6
    Introduction 7
    Afghanistan Timeline 9
    1SG M. Robinson, “Recruiting Company 1SG” 12
    SGM T. O’Neal, “Bridging the Support Gap” 15
    SGM W. Finch, “Change in Area of Operation” 16
    1SG P. McGuire, “Task Force Rakkasan” 18
    SGM M. Bryant, “Afghan Militia Forces” 21
    SGM S. Shank, “ANA Military Training Center” 25
    MSG C. Peterson, “Baptism by Fire” 28
    MSG K. Keefe, “Complacency Can Kill” 35
    1SG Louis Gholston, “Air Medical Evacuation” 38
    Vignette: “68th Air Medical Rescue of the Year” 41
    MSG L. Hall, “Make A Way” 42
    1SG W. Gentry, “First Sergeant Role vs. Responsibility” 45
    SGM C. Myers, “1-168 Inf., Iowa ARNG” 48
    SGM D. Utley, “Konar Valley” 52
    MSG D. Berry, “Establishing a Special Forces Firebase” 59
    MSG R. Levis, “Task Force Geronimo” 62
    Vignette “An Artillery Ambush” 65
    SGM W. Forro, “Building a Forward Operating Base 66
    MSG D. Detweiler, “Deployment to Afghanistan” 70
    SGM L. Obeda, “Operation Roma” 73
    SGM T. Lawrence, “Combat Advisor” 76
    MSG R. Abernathy, “Reacting to an I. E. D.” 77
    MSG M. Granado, “ANA Ldr Reaction and Training Course” 82
    Photographs from Afghanistan and Iraq 86
    Iraq Timeline 111
    “Fighting the Iraqi Army” 114
    1SG J. Bradshaw, “Invasion of Iraq” 114
    SGM K. Cleveland, “Operation Viking Hammer” 118
    Vignette, SSG H. Jhanson, “Engineer Company, 10th Mt. 123
    1SG B. Brown, “Convoy to Baghdad” 124
    1SG B. Barren, “Tikrit” 128
    SFC M. Swart, “Embedded Media” 132
    SGM D. Grimes, “352nd Civil Affairs Command” 134
    SSG D. Bramlett, “A Wife Deployed” 137
    SSG B. Sipp, “RPG Attack” 138
    SPC A. Tietjen 141
    SGM D. Veheklasen, “VBIED” 143
    “Fighting Insurgents” 148
    1SG R. Greene, “Eagle Troop” 148
    1SG J. Thanheiser, “Convoy to Kirkuk” 153
    MSG P. Johnson, “319th Signal Battalion” 157
    1SG S. Brooks, “15th FSB Task Force Baghdad” 159
    1SG T. Weiss, “Iraq’s Election, Baghdad” 163
    MSG G. Wood, “Counter IED Targeting Program” 168
    SSG J. Scott, “IED Attacks” 172
    1SG C. Williams, “Areomedical Evacuation” 173
    1SG J. Tennian, “Vermont National Guard” 178
    1SG R. Evans, “Tactical Air Controller” 183
    SFC D. Sparks, “Embedded Media” 186
    Iraqi Forces Trained 192
    Conclusion 193
    GLOSSARY 194