The uniforms may clash, but the work in the Combined Action Tactical Operations Center represents the highest levels of cooperation.
"Everything they know we know instantly. Everything we know, they know instantly," said Lt. Col. Steve Lutsky, commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. "It's information sharing at the highest level."
Opened in November last year, and currently manned by members of 1-33 Cavalry and the 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps of the ANA the Camp Parsa CATOC is a brigade-level command facility that allows Afghan and coalition forces to integrate all stages of military operations from planning to execution.
Everything written in the building is in both Pashto and English and every person working in the CATOC works side-by-side with his or her counterpart.