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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 467-05

DoD Announces Recruiting Effort for Afghanistan


            The Department of Defense announced today the establishment of an Internet site to support recruiting efforts for civilians to work in the Afghanistan Reconstruction Group, a joint program with the State Department that assists officials at the highest levels of the Afghan government. 


            The Afghanistan Reconstruction Group (ARG) is presently recruiting for a number of critical senior advisor and staff positions based in the American Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, to help in the ongoing reconstruction and stabilization of Afghanistan.  The establishment of the ARG recruiting Web site broadens the reach of an ongoing recruitment program.


            The Department of Defense oversees the recruitment program, which is led by former Army Secretary Martin Hoffmann.


            “We seek and are attracting senior advisors from the private sector,” said Hoffmann. “Although these are compensated positions, we are tapping into the vein of volunteerism in America: people want to serve.  They know the cause is important.  We are finding individuals willing to go where their skills and experiences have great impact, helping to improve the lives of the Afghan people.  ARG participants represent the finest American tradition of reaching out to serve in a faraway land.”


            The ARG recruiting Web site is located at http://www.dod.gov/afghanistan/.  The Web site lists position openings, full position descriptions, and application procedures. 


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