Lebamoff, '89, is Special Counsel in Afghanistan


Craig Lebamoff

Craig Lebamoff, '89, is serving as special counsel to International Security Assistance Force Commander General John Allen, USMC. He is working in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Lebamoff also was awarded a Sir Ian Axford (Fulbright) Fellowship in Public Policy for 2012. Lebamoff lived in Wellington, the New Zealand capital, and worked as an embedded attorney with the country’s security, intelligence, and police agencies. He also lectured in several New Zealand institutions and wrote a thesis on their immigration and border security challenges since September 11, 2001.

Lebamoff’s previous assignment was in Baghdad, Iraq in 2011. He served at the U.S. Embassy and helped Iraqis who formerly served as translators for the U.S. military during the insurgency apply for and resettle into the U.S. as refugees. Lebamoff received the Department of Homeland Security's Director's Heritage Award for 2011 for his work in assisting Iraqi refugees in the Middle East.

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