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In the Military: Trooper learns Dari language to help communicate with Afghan police

Staff Sgt. Luis J. Badillo of Wilton is pictured here with the primary person he is mentoring at the Bamyan Training Center, Lt. Col. Adru Gul. Gul is the deputy commander for police training and education at the Bamyan Training Center.
Staff Sgt. Luis J. Badillo of Wilton is pictured here with the primary person he is mentoring at the Bamyan Training Center, Lt. Col. Adru Gul. Gul is the deputy commander for police training and education at the Bamyan Training Center.
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Staff Sgt. Luis Badillo wasn’t going to let a foreign language get in the way of his ability to train the Afghan National Police. The 34-year-old state trooper and U.S. Army reservist stationed in Bamyan Province wanted to be able to speak Dari directly with the police he was training. The police had a two-month mandatory literacy program for incoming recruits, so Badillo decided to sit in on some of the classes to see if ...


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