Doctrine and Elements of a Successful Coin Mentorship Protege Program
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis analyzes the design and effect of Mentor-Protege Programs MPPs used in contingency contracting to achieve security and stability, the two objectives of counterinsurgency COIN strategy. It clarifies COIN operations and the attributes of contingency contracting for COIN effects. The Afghan Mentorship Program AMP, an initiative that achieved some success, is analyzed as an expeditionary MPP to meet future counterinsurgency operations, disaster recovery, operational sustainment and security transition to local governments. Developed and operated at Bagram Regional contracting office in Afghanistan, from January July of 2011, AMP is compared and contrasted against five U.S. government MPPs that are related to defense and foreign operations in current use. This paper seeks to integrate successful Mentor-Prot g Program elements with operational doctrine and guidance. The successful integration of policy and features will achieve favorable procurement outcomes capable of meeting military, security and economic objectives. This paper does not address the validity of COIN, only the prerequisites necessary for continued execution of the contingency contracting COIN mission.
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