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Iraqi Army Brigade Receives Sensitive Site Exploitation, Tactical Training
Multi-National Force - Iraq ^
| 1st Lt. Patrick Dunn, USA
Posted on 04/03/2009 4:17:59 PM PDT by SandRat
Second Lt. Mohammed, an Iraqi Army platoon leader assigned to 3rd Battalion, 40th Iraqi Army Brigade, coaches his Soldiers through a room clearing exercise during a three-day joint training exercise with their American counterparts from 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on Forward Operating Base Cedar, Iraq. Photo by 1st Lt. Patrick Dunn.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE CEDAR — Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers here recently underwent three days of intense training overseen by their U.S. counterparts.
The 40th IA Brigade Soldiers were instructed by U.S. 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers on various tactical formations, including entering and clearing a room and sensitive site exploitation. The training was followed by a practical exercise in which the IA Soldiers executed those scenarios.
“I am very impressed with all the classes my men have received from the American Army,” said 2nd Lt. Mohammed, an Iraqi Army platoon leader. “I think that the sensitive site exploitation class was the most valuable training my platoon received because up until now we had no training involving [that].”
“The Iraqi Soldiers learned a lot in a short amount of time,” said Sgt. 1st Class Benito Flores, a platoon sergeant. “The best way for them to learn is to teach each other, and to continue to conduct the training as many times as it takes for everyone to know every man’s job on their team.”
Command Sgt. Maj. James Redmore, Multi-National Division-South’s senior enlisted leader, was present for the training. Redmore said he was very impressed with the joint training the troops were conducting and emphasized how important it is to strengthen the American-Iraqi partnership for the future of Iraq and its people.
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: exploitation; frwn; iraq; tactical
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