Small Wars Journal

John Friberg


John Friberg is a retired Command Chief Warrant Officer (CW5 180A) who served for forty years in U.S. Army Special Forces with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His last military tour in Afghanistan was as an Operations Officer with the Village Stability National Coordination Center (VSNCC) of the NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan (NSOCC-A) in 2011. After retirement he worked in Afghanistan from 2012 to 2014 as a Counterinsurgency Advisor for the COMISAF Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT). From 2015 to 2017 he worked as an adjunct contractor at NATO’s Joint Forces Training Center (JFTC) in Poland – with several trips to Afghanistan - providing instructional support for military personnel undergoing pre-deployment training to Afghanistan to be advisors to the ANDSF.

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