POLADPolitical Advisor
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Former Deputy POLAD Kwang Kim was a Foreign Service management specialist who capitalized on the experience he gained here to become a generalist.
The POLAD program is a joint venture between DOD and the State Department designed to let State Department employees work closely with DOD commands and provide advice and information on the political side of military actions.
Additional personnel will allow State and USAID to increase our foreign language, diplomatic, and border security capabilities; augment our public diplomacy, cultural affairs capacity, and POLAD program; increase USAID's presence overseas and development contributions; and implement the Civilian Stabilization Initiative, including the Civilian Response Corps, to provide additional civilian expertise for rapid crisis response.
embassies' input in making battlefield decisions," said Mike Bosshart, POLAD for U.
The award was established in May to recognize the contributions of individual POLADs and is named for Foreign Service Officer Robert D.
One of the potential keys to this interagency response will be the POLADs at combatant commands.
POLADs counsel on ways and means that ensure that military objectives are in harmony with political policy and are usually key players in engagement and contingency planning.
In the past, POLADs largely served at major military commands' headquarters, but they now are increasingly also serving on the ground in America's two war zones, said Jonita Whitaker, director of the POLAD program office.
Between 1989 and 1991, I was the POLAD (Foreign Policy Advisor) for Army Chief of Staff General Carl Vuono.
As the Director of the foreign policy advisor program, POLAD, I noted with great enthusiasm your recent testimony and remarks on the importance of smart power unifying the Department of State and the Department of Defense and the need for State and Defense to work together.
The POLAD Program Office in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is one of the smallest units within the Department of State.
11 attacks in 2001, for instance, a POLAD helped shape thinking and set up meetings between General Tommy Franks, then leader of the U.