CULP: Republic of Kosovo



Cyclone BN sends five cadets to the Republic of Kosovo to
Purpose: promote cross-cultural relationships and security cooperation.

Key Tasks: Teach and Advise Kosovo Security Force personnel proficiency in the English language. Provide humanitarian aid and construction to the Kosovar community. Strengthen military and political counterparts. Experience pre and post deployment SRP

End state: Cyclone BN cadets successfully advise, aid, strengthen, and exchange knowledge and skills with the National Security Force of Kosovo. Overall promoting a prestigious image and build rapport of the United States Army.

Cyclone Battalion selected five privilege cadets whom would be the first to visit the Republic of Kosovo through a Cultural Exchange and Language Program. The cadets experience first hand cultural interaction and deployment processing. Cadets accomplished the given mission and left an image of pride and hope to members of the KSF and brought back experience that will aid them in their future careers as leaders of the United States Army. Two cadets from the battalion received coins of gratitude from Colonel James Kott of the Defense Attaché of the United Embassy and the other was nominated by the mission’s cadre to receive a coin from LTG Kadri Kastrati, Commander of the KSF.

The deployment is part of a Cultural Exchange and Language Program organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation. The program brought together ROTC Cadets from across the nation and members of the Kosovo Security Force in an English language exchange program to promote cross-cultural relationships and security cooperation. On a daily bases, cadets advise and taught English at the KSF’s Training and Doctrine regiment. Over three weeks they conducted language training, visit cultural sites of Kosovo, visit other established KSF regiments, and perform humanitarian aid projects together with the KSF.