Calas Group Welcomes Employees Home from Military Service in Afghanistan

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The Calas Group (http://www.calasgroup.net) welcomes back three members of their team who recently served in Afghanistan. The three employees were deployed on three different dates and as part of three different units, but their financial expertise brought them together.

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We are so proud of Jason, Brian and Robert. They are highly skilled and brought their financial expertise to Afghanistan, in service to our country.

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They were all working for the Afghanistan Threat Finance Cell, Bagram AFB, AFG, a cell seeking to identify and disrupt financial networks related to terrorism, the Taliban, narcotics trafficking and corruption. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s website states, “Led by the Drug Enforcement Agency with Treasury serving as co-deputy, nearly 60 Afghan Threat Finance Cell (ATFC) personnel are embedded with military commands across Afghanistan to improve the targeting of the insurgents’ financial structure.”

The Calas Group’s team members deployed were: bookkeeper and manager of the Jacksonville office, Jason Corse - US Navy reservist and CPT Brian George - US Army reservist and Calas Group’s Managing Partner. In addition, Mr. Robert French - DIA Contractor, Calas Group’s tax attorney and future manager of their Dallas/Fort Worth office. The Dallas/Fort Worth office is scheduled to open late 2015/early 2016.

According to an United States Army War College manuscript entitled, “Emerging DoD Role in the Interagency Counter Threat Finance Mission (CTF)” by Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer E. Carter, United States Marine Corps, “Analyzing financial data is a key weapon in the targeting of terrorists and aids in the tracking, monitoring, exploitation and disruption of the 'lone wolf' terrorist or a network and its supporters. With the proper investigative and enforcement mechanisms in place, CTF serves a critical role in destabilizing terrorist organizations by exposing patterns and anomalies regarding income sources, operational expenses and funds transfers over time, eliminating their fiscal resources, and gathering actionable information for operational and intelligence purposes.”

With sixty years of combined experience, the Calas Group has been serving Coral Gables, Jacksonville and surrounding areas for eight highly successful years offering personal services, from estate planning to elder care, and business services, such as small business accounting, payroll and audits, as well as military and tax services, among others. “We are so proud of Jason, Brian and Robert. They are highly skilled and brought their financial expertise to Afghanistan, in service to our country,” said Mr. S. Michael Shlachtman, Senior Partner. “Our military was lucky to have them and we at the Calas Group, as well as our clients, are even luckier to have them back and are thrilled to welcome them home.”

Calas Group’s headquarters is located 2000 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, 6th Floor, Coral Gables, FL, 33134. The Jacksonville office is located at 1533 Lantern Light Trail, Middleburg, FL 32068. For more information, please call (305) 495-5222.

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