New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Mike Mallin (center), a member of the 27th Brigade Combat Team, cuts the ribbon at the new $14 million Helmand Provice Afghan Police station on May 27. Mallin, originally assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division and a police officer in civilian life, is the senior mentor to the Helmand Provincial Police Chief. Mallin and other members of the 27th BCT are part of Regional Police Advisory Command-South working in Helmand province in conjunction with the British Army. Members of the Afghan Ministry of Interior and Police and local community leaders attended the ceremony