Bob Couture

U.S. Army Pfc. Tymothy Quigg contributed to this article. Capt. Couture and Pfc.Quigg were stationed at FOB Sharana, Afghanistan in 2011-2012 with the 578th Engineer Battalion, Task Force Mad Dog Intelligence Section. The mission focused on three lines of effort: Partnership Effects, Construction Effects, and Route Clearance Effects throughout Paktika, Paktia, Khowst, and Ghazni Provinces.

Observing how the Afghans develop intelligence and seek creative means to support their operations is vital to Afghans owning the security.