U.S. Lieutenant Colonel David Ward (NC ’91) is a Civil Military Officer with a US Army task force charged with running five bases inside Kabul province, Afghanistan. He deals daily with US multi-national partners (Canadians, Georgians, Bulgarians, Albanians, Romanians, Brits, French, Turks, Mongolians), US Afghan security partners and civilian leaders. His days are filled with extremes, like discussing village humanitarian needs with a tribal leader in a dirt hut in the rural provinces in the morning and then meeting the Mayor of Kabul in a high rise in the afternoon. His primary job is to administer construction projects and humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Kabul province.