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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Anp Rank Reform of the Regional

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P 121502Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1850

UNCLAS KABUL 004089

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA (JBRENNIG), SCA/A, DRL, INL/CNPR

E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: ANP RANK REFORM OF THE REGIONAL
COMMAND WEST


1. This is an action request; please see paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. In order to comply with Leahy vetting requirements, this cable
forwards the names and biodata of 11 Afghan National Police (ANP)
field grade officers selected for positions in the Regional Command
West. When there are individuals with one name, Post has made a
good faith effort to ensure that these individuals actually only
have one name.

3. IMPORTANT NOTE: The international community has approved pay
increases for ANP company grade officers (captains and lieutenants);
however, pay increases for the field grade ANP personnel will not be
approved until completion of Rank Reform. Currently, ANP field
grade personnel earn less than their Afghan National Army (ANA)
equivalents, a situation that is causing severe morale problems.
Completion of the ANP Rank Reform process will significantly
alleviate deteriorating morale, which is why Post requests the
Department's expedited vetting and response at the earliest possible
date. Post greatly appreciates Department's strong support for
completing the ANP Rank Reform process.

4. Following is the biodata for the 11 ANP officers:

1. Name: Mohd. Saieed
Father's Name: Mohd. Ali
Grandfather's Name: Mohd. Yosef
Age: 49
POB:
Ethnicity: Tajik
Job Selected For: Qorian District security commander

2. Name: Said Yaqoob
Father's Name: Said Qasem
Grandfather's Name:
Age: 53
POB:
Ethnicity: Uzbak
Job Selected For: Zone Commander Administrative Chief

3. Name: Said Aref
Father's Name: Said Padshah
Grandfather's Name:
Age: 48
POB:
Ethnicity: Pashton
Job Selected For: Balah Blook District Security Commander

4. Name: Rahmatullah
Father's Name: Ghullam Yahya
Grandfather's Name: Mohd. Omar
Age: 35
POB:
Ethnicity: Pashton
Job Selected For: Gulestan Security Commander

5. Name: Amanullah
Father's Name: Mohd. Ebrahim Bik
Grandfather's Name: Haji Khan
Age: 40
POB:
Ethnicity: Tajik
Job Selected For: Teiorah district security command

6. Name: Mohd. Sediq
Father's Name: Abdul Hamid
Grandfather's Name:
Age: 51
POB:
Ethnicity: Uzbak
Job Selected For: Herat Zone Administrative Director

7. Name: Mohd. Ali
Father's Name: Ghullam Reza
Grandfather's Name:
Age: 48
POB:
Ethnicity: Harza
Job Selected For: Operation Center deputy

8. Name: Said Sekander
Father's Name: Said Shamsuddin
Grandfather's Name: Said Bahauddin
Age: 43
POB:
Ethnicity: Uzbak
Job Selected For: Chashte Sharif district security command

9. Name: Abdul Zaher
Father's Name: Abdul Wahed
Grandfather's Name: Abdul Wahed
Age: 45

POB:
Ethnicity: Tajik
Job Selected For: Herat criminal administrative chief

10. Name: Abed Nazar
Father's Name: Khudai Birdy
Grandfather's Name: Safar
Age: 43
POB:
Ethnicity: Turkman
Job Selected For: Herat security command fire station chief

11. Name: Abdul Qader
Father's Name: Peer Mohd.
Grandfather's Name: Faqeer Ghullam
Age: 46
POB:
Ethnicity: Pashton
Job Selected For: Del Aram Security commander


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