Privatization and Government Reform News: Savas Award and Annual Privatization Report 2022

In Politics by Michael Rae


Former Green Beret Receives Savas Award for Afghanistan Rescue Efforts

Scott Mann, who spent over 20 years in the Army in Special Operations, founded a private network of former military personnel that rescued over one thousand Afghan nationals who worked with the United States. Dubbed Task Force Pineapple, the operation grew from Mann coordinating efforts on his cell phone in the wake of the Taliban’s return to power to a full-fledged public-private partnership, with government agencies calling on Task Force Pineapple to save Afghan nationals at risk of retaliation. For his valiant efforts to save American allies left behind after