Kris Hatashita is a consultant to the Department of National Defence and a subject matter expert of electromagnetic sciences. Kris was sent to Kandahar twice to test the electromagnetic integrity and security of communication systems of Canadian vehicles participating in the NATO International Security Assistance Force. During his second mission, he was sent to the FOB at Ma Sum Ghar where the incidents described in his article occurred.

Articles by this writer

November 2007  |  Magazine

Civilians seldom get an opportunity to experience an FOB (Forward Op­er­ating Base) quite the way Kris did. Setting out from HQ (Director, Land Com­mand Systems Program Manage­ment) on a technical assistance visit, he now has a new perspective on the value of his work back home.