Taft attorney Donnie Naiman, an Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, is the author of “Opinion: Don’t let the cries of our Afghan allies fall short,” published Aug. 19 by The Cincinnati Enquirer on Cincinnati.com.
Naiman shares his insights into the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan – one that personally touches many veterans like himself, who served in Afghanistan and befriended the country’s people. Naiman and his fellow Afghan veterans are receiving social media messages and calls from the Afghan people who are desperate to escape the country. Naiman urges U.S. citizens to contact Congress members and the President to implore them to provide immediate basic humanitarian relief to the Afghan citizens.
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Naiman graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2007, and served in the military until 2015. From July 2013-January 2015, he was the Chief of the Contracting Office for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force–Afghanistan, where his team’s mission was supporting U.S. special operators and Afghan partners by negotiating and overseeing contracts for supplies and services. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal. Naiman also holds an M.B.A. from Webster University and earned his J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State Michael E. Moritz College of Law.