Attorney Bound for Afghanistan with Reserves


Adam Candler, an attorney with the Office of the Solicitor Gener- al (OSG) who works primarily with the Community Development Department, departed September 13 for Fort Bliss, Texas, on his way to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Adam is a Captain with the Army Reserve with potential promotion to the rank of Major. His 9-month deployment is in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, which is part of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

Adam will work in the Combined Joint Engineering cell of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A).

On September 6, Adam was given a warm send-off y his colleagues in the Community Development Department and the Office of the Solicitor General at the Biidaabinookwe Government Center.

"My job will be to train, advise, and assist Afghan security institutions in infrastructure lifecycle management, general engineering, and combat engineering in order to deliver infra- structure capacity and enable a more effective, sustainable, and affordable force," said Adam.

Adam is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and has worked for the Mille Lacs Band since 2015. He is a graduate of Ripon College and the University of Minnesota Law School.