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Afghanistan-bound reservist looks forward to first deployment

August 30, 2012

After volunteering for every tour since her promotion in 2009, Chartered Accountant Val O’Regan will be one of the 6,500 Service personnel deploying to Helmand with 4th Mechanized Brigade in October.

Lieutenant Val O'Regan

Lieutenant Val O’Regan. Picture: Shell Daruwala, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

During Operation HERRICK 17 Lt O’Regan – an Army reservist with the Windsor-based 94 Signal Squadron, part of 39 Signal Regiment – will serve in the Task Force Headquarters at Camp Bastion, providing direct support to the Commander of 4th Mechanized Brigade (4 Mech Bde), Brigadier Bob Bruce, as he conducts regular high-level shuras with key members of the Afghan community:

“My role is Key Leader Engagement,” explained the 32-year-old. “I’ll be going to a lot of meetings with the Brigadier. He’ll be doing the talking and I’ll basically be a PA.

“Every time there’s a shura, which is a meeting with the key leaders, whether it’s a village elder or someone from the Afghan forces, I’ll be going to the meeting, taking notes and documenting everything, and if there’s any follow-on points, making sure those are picked up on, and then, if we meet them again we’ll have a record to see how things are progressing.”

Members of the Task Force holding lower-level meetings with members of the wider Helmand community will report back to Lt O’Regan so that she can provide the headquarters with an overview of the community engagement activities taking place across the province.

Continues at: mod.uk – Afghanistan-bound reservist looks forward to first deployment

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda Holmes permalink
    August 30, 2012 16:12

    stay safe .show them what a woman can do anything a man can do. a big salute to you.

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    August 30, 2012 16:18

    GOOD LUCK ON THE ASSIGNMENT WITH BRIG. BOB BRUCE. HAVE A SAFE TOUR OUR THOUGHTS WITH WILL BE WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE SIX / SEVEN MONTHS. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  3. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 1, 2012 20:02

    I am sure you will have a interessant role that will drive the process of collaboration with Afghanistan leaders and people and assure the concretation of transition phase on the step where interplay may obtain satysfying results on terms of a open dialogue, finalized to drive the Afghanistan democratic phase. thanks Claudio Alpaca

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