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Former UK Military Commander in Afghanistan Briefs JINSA Leaders in Houston

JINSA Board Member Jim Baker (on left), a leading member of the organizing committee for Col. Kemp's visit to Houston, with Col. Richard Kemp, CBE.JINSA Board Member Jim Baker (on left), a leading member of the organizing committee for Col. Kemp's visit to Houston, with Col. Richard Kemp, CBE.Colonel Richard Kemp, CBE (ret.), former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003 spoke in April to JINSA leaders in Houston at a reception hosted by former JINSA President Ted Dinerstein.

During his 29-year military career, Kemp completed 14 operational tours of duty around the globe before retiring from the British Army in 2006. He engaged his audience in a detailed discussion of current operations in Afghanistan.

As commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, Kemp was responsible for all British forces deployed in Afghanistan, including a patrols unit operating under ISAF in Kabul, a training group working within the U.S.-led Afghan National Army training mission, and a Provincial Reconstruction Team based at Mazar e-Sharif.

Kemp was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 for his service in relation to the London bomb attacks in 2005, and for his work for the British and US governments in Iraq the same year.

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