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UNCLASSIFIED
United States Department of State
and the Broadcasting Board of Governors
O
ce of Inspector General
Middle East Regional Of 
ce
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Kabul Embassy Security Force
Performance Evaluation
Report Number MERO-A-10-11, September 2010
I
MPORTANT
N
OTICE
This report is intended solely for the of 
cial use of the Department of State or theBroadcasting Board of Governors, or any agency or organization receiving a copydirectly from the Of 
ce of Inspector General. No secondary distribution may be made,in whole or in part, outside the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors, by them or by other agencies or organizations, without prior authorizationby the Inspector General. Public availability of the document will be determined bythe Inspector General under the U.S. Code, 5 U.S.C. 552. Improper disclosure of this report may result in criminal, civil, or administrative penalties.
UNCLASSIFIED
 
 
United States Department of Stateand the Broadcasting Board of Governors
Office of Inspector General 
PREFACEThis report was prepared by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) pursuant to the InspectorGeneral Act of 1978, as amended, and Section 209 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, asamended. It is one of a series of audit, inspection, investigative, and special reports prepared byOIG periodically as part of its responsibility to promote effective management, accountabilityand positive change in the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.This report is the result of an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the office, post,or function under review. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevantagencies and institutions, direct observation, and a review of applicable documents.The recommendations therein have been developed on the basis of the best knowledgeavailable to the OIG and, as appropriate, have been discussed in draft with those responsible forimplementation. It is my hope that these recommendations will result in more effective,efficient, and/or economical operations.I express my appreciation to all of those who contributed to the preparation of this report.Harold W. Geisel
Deputy
Inspector General
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EY 
F
INDINGS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
I
NTRODUCTION
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
E
XECUTIVE
S
UMMARY 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
ECOMMENDATIONS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
M
 ANAGEMENT
C
OMMENTS AND
OIG R 
ESPONSE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
B
 ACKGROUND
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Protection Area of Responsibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
 A
RMOR 
G
ROUP OF
N
ORTH
A
MERICA
P
ERFORMANCE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Staf 
ng and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Property Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
 Training Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Explosives Detection Canine Testing Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
B
UREAU OF
D
IPLOMATIC
S
ECURITY 
M
 ANAGEMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Guard Quali
cations and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Guard English Language Pro
ciency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Explosives Detection Canine Testing Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
 Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
S
ECURITYAND
S
 AFETYAT
C
 AMP
S
ULLIVAN
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
 T
RAFFICKING IN
P
ERSONS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
 A
BBREVIATIONS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
 A
PPENDIX 
I – P
URPOSE
, S
COPE
,
 AND
M
ETHODOLOGY 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
 A
PPENDIX 
II – OIG A
NALYSIS OF
A
MOUNT
O
 WED THE
D
EPARTMENT FOR 
G
UARDS
L
 ACKING
EQUIRED
E
NGLISH
L
 ANGUAGE
P
ROFICIENCY 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
 A
PPENDIX 
III – T
RAFFICKING IN
P
ERSONS
S
URVEY 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
 A
PPENDIX 
IV – C
OMMENTS FROM THE
B
UREAU OF
D
IPLOMATIC
S
ECURITY 
. . . . . . . . . . 43
 A
PPENDIX 
V – C
OMMENTS FROM
E
MBASSY 
 ABUL
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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