Previous Blogs

Professional Development

March 6, 2019

How do you walk away?

March 22, 2019

November 13, 2017

The Ten Commandments of Working in Africa

November 7, 2017

OER evaluation measures from the CCMD Senior Army FAO

September 17, 2017

The “Should” List

June 8, 2018

So You’ve Got Orders – Now Read This Poem

February 4, 2018

Professional Development Opportunities for Foreign Area Officers: 10,080 hours of training available over your FAO career

January 15, 2019

Never order the Spaghetti Bolognaise: My rules for traveling in Africa

December 21, 2018

Before or After (OSC Chief or Desk Officer): Which one is more important to do first?

https://africaosc.com/2018/12/21/before-or-after-osc-chief-or-desk-officer-which-one-is-more-important-to-do-first/

January 4, 2019

Remembering who you are when you are far from home

September 3, 2018

Who are you as a FAO and Army Officer?

December 3, 2018

The Deputy Sends

August 16, 2018

Reflections on my blogs and suggested articles from the past year

Security Cooperation

February 23, 2018

What are the 99+ Steps for the 333 process

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September 4, 2017

Operationalizing the Capability Package Planning Model (CPPM) – The proposal process Part 1

September 7, 2017

Operationalizing the Capability Package Planning Model (CPPM) – The proposal process Part 2: The Request

September 11, 2017

Operationalizing the Capability Package Planning Model (CPPM) – The proposal process Part 3: Mission Analysis

September 14, 2017

Operationalizing the Capability Package Planning Model (CPPM) – The proposal process Part 4: The Approval Process

November 12, 2017

Key OSC Terms of Reference

November 4, 2017

What is a Military to Military Event?

August 29, 2018

Preparing for the next battalion: Lessons learned in peacekeeping training

May 28, 2018

English Language Labs: How to tips

January 15, 2018

French Defense Cooperation in Africa

September 22, 2018

Answering the simple but difficult questions: What is (insert Combatant Command name)?

March 15, 2018

Understanding Security Networks in Francophone African Countries

April 4, 2018

Defense Institution Building in Africa: Why is it so difficult? Or is it?

January 20, 2018

Continuity: The key to your replacement’s success

February 16, 2018

Getting to Yes: Understanding the funding processes for Security Cooperation events

June 25, 2019

The 101 questions proposed by the AFRICA OSC over the past two years, and some general blog statistics and analysis

https://africaosc.com/2019/06/25/the-101-questions-proposed-by-the-africa-osc-over-the-past-two-years-and-some-general-blog-statistics-and-analysis/

June 15, 2019

Senior Leader Engagements: Keep Calm & Carry On

https://africaosc.com/2019/06/15/senior-leader-engagements-keep-calm-carry-on/

April 13, 2019

Excess Defense Articles in Africa

https://africaosc.com/2019/04/13/excess-defense-articles-in-africa/

February 5, 2019

The Country Coordination Meeting: Roles, Responsibilities, and Expected Outcomes

https://africaosc.com/2019/02/05/the-country-coordination-meeting-roles-responsibilities-and-expected-outcomes/

July 15, 2018

Tips on how to execute a proponent’s exercise in your country

Being an AFRICA OSC

August 17, 2017

Becoming an OSC Part 1: The Seven Functions of an OSC

August 22, 2017

Becoming an OSC Part 2: Four key elements to being a successful African OSC

August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

Becoming an OSC Part 3: The first week as an OSC – your new staff

September 24, 2017

Your 1st 100 Days as an OSC

August 1, 2018

The Second 100 days: Making your mark

November 21, 2017

Helpful tips for an OSC to work less

May 15, 2018

Who is your PAO?

November 17, 2018

The OSC Weekly Battle Rhythm: Tools of the trade