John Richard Berg

John Richard Berg is a civil engineer and foreign area officer in the United States Air Force.  He has deployed twice as an engineer with NATO forces in Afghanistan and once to Colombia.  As a foreign area officer, he is currently assigned to the Inter-American Air Forces Academy as a Professional Military Education instructor.  He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, an MBA in Project Management, and a M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

This paper provides a survey of lessons learned on military roles in stabilization and reconstruction based on experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and seeks to highlight actions still required.