Afghanistan\'s West Point
United States Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck presents a proclamation to Maj. Gen. Mohammad Sharif “Yaftali,” the Commander (Superintendent) of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA) in Afghanistan on Jan. 22 during festivities to mark the NMAA\'s first graduating class. The NMAA, modeled after West Point, graduated 84 2nd lieutenants with degrees in civil engineering, computer science, and legal studies. West Point staff and faculty have mentored their Afghan counterparts in academic, military, physical and character development programs for over five years. NMAA is often referred to as the crown jewel of the Afghan National Army. (Photo by Petty Officer 3d Class Tim Newborn/U.S. Navy)

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