SHOHNA BA SHOHNA

"SHOULDER TO SHOULDER" WITH CSM THOMAS R. CAPEL

Welcome to the International Security Assistance Force Website. I'm excited to be here as the Senior Enlisted Leader for ISAF and United States Forces-Afghanistan - this is truly the center of gravity for our war time efforts.

My three basic principles are to be Available, Accessible and Approachable. To accomplish this, I will be traveling throughout Afghanistan to see firsthand what our troops are experiencing on the ground. I will take feedback directly from the frontline coalition troops back to the ISAF commander so that I can positively influence the battle and lives of our troops.

Whether you are inbound or currently serving in Afghanistan or simply want to learn more about our mission here, I welcome your comments, suggestions or concerns. Please use the "Ask the Command Sgt. Maj." feature on this web site, which will send a direct e-mail to my office.

We have an important mission here, and each and every one of you is a key member of the team, from the lowest ranking troop on the ground to our supporters back home. Thank you for what you do every day.

Hooah!

THOMAS R. CAPEL
CSM, USA
ISAF/USFOR-A Senior Enlisted Leader