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									                                                                                                       New IPOA Board Elected
president’s message | local nationals
                                                                                                                                                                                         TCNs in other operations. This has been
                                                                                                                                                                                         the case with Sierra Leoneans brought to
                                                                                                                                                                                         support the African Union mission in

                                                                                                                                             2010 IPOA Board of Directors                Darfur, and Bosnians that support the
                                                                                                    HE IPOA Membership have
                                                                                                                                                                                         coalition effort in Iraq. These LNs often
                                                                                                    elected a new Board of Directors                     Pieter de Weerdt (Chair)
                                                                                                                                                         Medical Support Solutions       have far more experience and a better
                                                                                                    to lead IPOA in 2010. Current
                                                                                                                                                                                         grasp of what it takes to operate in a
                                                                                           Vice-Chair, Pieter de Weerdt of Medical                       Mark DeWitt                     conflict, post-conflict or disaster relief
                                                                                           Support Solutions, takes over as Chairman                     Triple Canopy
                                                                                                                                                                                         environment — a capability that can be
                                                                                           of the Board beginning November 1. He
                                                                                                                                                         Laura Engelbrecht               transplanted to other international
                                                                                           will be joined by Mark DeWitt of Triple                       New Century                     stability missions.
                                                                                           Canopy; Laura Engelbrecht of New
                                                                                           Century; Richard Orth of AECOM;                               Richard Orth
                                                                                                                                                         AECOM                           Developing these kinds of relationships
                                                                                           Thomas Shortley of Agility; John South of
                                                                                                                                                                                         requires a high-level of professionalism
                                                                                           DynCorp International; and Chris Taylor                       Thomas Shortley
                                                                                                                                                         Agility                         towards employees of all backgrounds.
                                                                                           of Mission Essential Personnel. Hank
                                                                                                                                                                                         Our own IPOA Code of Conduct has a
                                                                                           Allen of MPRI will step down as Chair-                        John South
                                                                                                                                                                                         section on ‘Personnel,’ and while generally
                                                                                           man of the Board after a successful year                      DynCorp International
                                                                                                                                                                                         applied to industry personnel of all
                                                                                           that saw IPOA membership and Associa-
                                                                                                                                                         Chris Taylor                    nationalities, it is important to emphasize
                                                                                           tion activities grow significantly.                           Mission Essential Personnel
08                                                                                                                                                                                       the aspects that most relate to the
                                                                                                                                                                                         employment of LNs. Among these are
                                                                                           04                                             in some societies it is possible that LNs      ensuring adequate training and prepara-
journal of international peace operations | volume 5 | number 3 | november-december 2009

                                                                                           or nonexistent security arrangements.          have never been examined by a doctor in        tion for their duties, conducting proper
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