Michael J. Simmering

Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) Michael J. Simmering is currently a student at the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University at Norfolk, VA.  He most recently served serves as the G3 for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado.  He served as the Commander of 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment while deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan in 2011-2012.  Prior to command, Lieutenant Colonel Simmering served with the 3d ACR in Mosul, Iraq in 2007-2008 and in Tal Afar, Iraq from 2005-2006 as a Squadron Operations Office during OPERATION RESTORING RIGHTS. 

As applicable as the concept of Security Force Assistance has been before; and as intriguing as it has become, we must accept that SFA has a time, a place, and yes, even limitations.