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Military Leader

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Morgan Klokow

on 20 October 2015

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Cpl. Mary Beth Monson
A structural mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13
From Weston, Idoha
Attack on Camp Bastion
September 14th, 2012
15 insurgents disguised as American soldiers attacked the base.
Penetrated the wire using assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons
Lasted 4-4.5 hours
Monson's Deployment
First deployment: April - October 2012
Stationed at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
Duties: Working on AV-8B Harriers
Training other Marines within her shop
In support of Marine Attack Squadron 211 (VMA 211)
Leadership
Volunteered for 80 hours to help clean up after attack
Volunteers outside of the military in local communities
Encourages her junior Marines to do so as well
Recognition
2013 USO's Woman of the Year Military Leadership Award
Award given to 5 enlisted females (1 from each branch)
Monson's Involvment
Responsible for keeping personnel in her care calm
Helped in fortifying and building on the flight line for three days to keep the base secure after the attack.
Military Leader Presentation
Chosen Military Leader
Female leader
Realistic
Nursing School
Insurgents
Identified by:
Wearing training shoes, not boots
Beards (Very dark outside)
Opened fire
How?
Only 11 out of the 24 guards towers were manned
Insurgents got close to the perimeter through a network of dry river beds that run nearby.
Camp Bastion
Located in Afghanistan
Set up in 2006
Covers nearly 8 miles
Accommodates 28,000, mostly British, personnel
Sources

Camp Bastion assault: Details emerge of Taliban attack - BBC News. (n.d.). Retrieved October 20, 2015.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-19704620
Camp Bastion attack revealed 'high-level complacency' http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/16/camp-bastion-afghanistan-complacency
Cojocar, W. (2011, November). Adaptive Leadership in the Military Decision Making Process. Military Review 29-34.
James, L. (2013, April 23). Aviation Logistics Marine chosen for USO leadership award. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from http://www.mcasyuma.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/12020/Article/550251/a viation-logistics-marine-chosen-for-uso-leadership-award.aspx
Warner, M. (2013, July 26). The 14 Most Impressive Women In The US Military. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from http://www.businessinsider.com/most-impressive-women-in-the- military-2013-7?op=1

6 aircraft destroyed, 2 required extensive repairs
2 Marines killed
1 insurgent survived, turned over to Afghan authorities
Aftermath
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