Former Georgia Officer Keeps Peace in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATHENS, Ga. -- August 20, 2012

A former Georgia police officer who once kept the peace in Athens is now in charge of making sure things run smoothly in an Afghanistan community.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Georgia National Guard Lt. Col. Todd Perkins is known as "mayor" as garrison commander of New Kabul Compound.

Authorities say the 41-year-old Oconee County resident's main job is to make sure the about 1,000 people living at the fortified outpost within Afghanistan's capital city are kept safe and receive essential services.

New Kabul Compound is one of several coalition forces outposts in Kabul. What separates it from the others is that it houses the headquarters for the various branches of the U.S. military.

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