Defending Their Freedoms

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Here is an interview with interview with Brig. Gen. Kristin French, commanding general of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). She is responsible for getting fuel, food, water, and ammo into Afghanistan. She admits that U.S. troops aren’t fighting for our freedom; they are fighting for “another country’s freedom.”

Q: Are there any additional thoughts you’d like to share with us?

A: It is a great time to be a logistician in the Army. We train hard back in the United States and across the different military installations to tone our specialties, our crafts. When we get the call to deploy and help fight for another country’s freedom and to show them how the military and the United States of America are able to assist them in gaining their goals—it is just an amazing opportunity. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to serve my country, and to be the commander of the 3rd ESC here in Afghanistan has been an absolute honor for me.

4:02 pm on September 19, 2012