On November 20, 2012, US Army Captain Brian Kain was awarded the German Armed Forces Foreign Duty Medal for his service in Afghanistan. Captain Kain had been the section chief for all infrastructural measures of the Afghan troops schools in Kabul for almost one year in the 2010/11 time frame.
The Foreign Duty Medal of the German Armed Forces is awarded for participating in humanitarian, peacekeeping, and peacemaking missions abroad. Foreign armed forces may be honored for special services to the German Armed Forces during foreign missions.
Captain Kain has displayed outstanding personal commitment to successfully building up Afghan troops schools and by that has selflessly performed valuable services for the German engagement in supporting the buildup of the Afghan National Army.
The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by the Indiana Army National Guard at Indianapolis, Indiana, by the German Honorary Consul, Sven Schumacher. Amongst the first to congratulate Captain Kain on his award was Major General R. Martin Umbarger, Indiana Adjutant General.
(Thanks to the German Missions in the United States for this news item.)