South Bend Mayor Returns After Service In Afghanistan

Oct 8, 2014

South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg
Credit City of South Bend / http://www.ci.south-bend.in.us/

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is back to work after a deployment to Afghanistan.

Buttigieg served six months with the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, which is a counter-terrorism unit specializing in the link with narcotics funding and the insurgency.

Buttigieg says he took a week off before resuming his duties as Mayor.

He says the transition is a big one, since he served as a junior officer trying to take care of his commander and worrying about "very different things than I worry about here."

Buttigieg says he has to hit the ground running since the city‘s budget needs to be passed by the end of this month.