This role is a major move and represents an opportunity to earn the trust of a new command in a role that will return me to my roots as an infantryman. I will be working for Colonel Jim Lyman, who serves as the U.S. Commander and Senior Mentor to the Afghan National Army's primary doctrinal training center. Located just a few miles from my current assignment, I will continue to serve in Kabul and be in close proximity to the command here.
It represents a new beginning in a new command. I am thankful for the oportunity to serve in this new role and look forward to the change. It will enable me to diversify my experience and grow back toward the management of current and future operations. It is very exciting. I assume the role within two days.
For now, I must pack up my gear and relocate to new quarters in a new location, closer to the role we are all here for, training the Afghans.
This is going to be great.