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Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

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Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)
(Tangye, AFGHANISTAN) - Maj Jackson , a South Asia FAO and governance and development advisor, speaks with a general store owner and his workers. For the first time since 2006, businesses began returning to the Tangye Bazaar after coalition forces cleared the area of insurgents and brought security to the Kajaki district center.
Senegalese Park Rangers in the Niokolo Koba National Park. Poachers are heavily armed and have killed park rangers in the past.
FY12 group of FAO/RAO study track Marines complete the Joint FAO Basic Course in Monterey, and come together as a peer group
Maj Voyne, China FAO, attends Cameroon War College function in Beijing in place of SDO/DATT, BGen Stillwell, USAF. Senior African officials were deeply impressed with multi-lingual USMC officers.
Marine FAO, Major Carpenter, presents a commemorative plaque to Admiral Soeparno, Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, during the graduation ceremony for the Indonesia's Naval Command and Staff College, Class of 2011. Major Carpenter is the first U.S. Marine officer to attend the course, and graduated as the Number One foreign officer in his year group.
BRAZIL - Maj Bakion, an ET LATAM FAO, in the field with the Brazilian Marines and British Royal Marines
CAM RANH BAY, VIETNAM - Major Chin, a Vietnam FAO, serves as the US Embassy's coordinator for Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's visit to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Panetta was in Singapore to attend the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 11th Asia Security Summit, which is being attended by defence officials from around the world.
FY12 study track FAO/RAO group at the end of the Joint FAO Basic Course in Monterey, 11-15 June, 2012. This marks the beginning of their training as Foreign Area Officers and Regional Affairs Officers. Joining the group was MSgt Godoy, one of six reserve enlisted Foreign Area SNCOs (FAS)
BRAZIL - Maj Bakion, an ET LATAM FAO, meeting a new Braziliam Commander
Maj Coleman with a cohort of International Officers from her Japanese Command & Staff College class, standing at the Japanese Southern Defense Force Communication School; the site where Commodore Perry landed in 1853, "opening up" Japan to the outside world.
Maj McCormack, a Lat Am FAO conducting a utilization tour in Colombia, visits a riverine post and presents USMC shirts and hats to the winners of a PT competition