Aaron Taliaferro

Wade P. Hinkle and Alexander O. Gallo are researchers at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA).  Aaron Taliaferro is a researcher at IDA and a Lt Colonel in the USAF Reserves, assigned to the Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for International Affairs.  All three gentlemen have significant experience working with foreign government’s defense institutions in an attempt to improve their institutional capabilities.  The views, opinions, and findings presented in this paper reflect the views of the authors and should not be construed as representing any official position of the Institute for Defense Analyses, the United States Air Force or the US Department of Defense.

Lessons learned from development efforts as well as practitioners’ perspective and observations on the effectiveness of DOD’s efforts to train and advise foreign security forces.