Advanced Training Given To Iraqi Security Forces
The Iraqi Military has been slowly transforming into a trained professional Para military organization. One of the best advances that they have had has been their diplomacy and success in dealing with citizens.
The citizens of Diyala were cautious and reluctant to trust their own Army and National police at the beginning of the surge last year. But slowly, with mentoring from the coalition, the members of the Diyala Citizens have saw first hand that they could be trusted.
Recently the Coalition selected a unit of the Iraq Army, a recon platoon and began to train them in advanced techniques. They are selected so that they can be trained, and then turn around and share their advanced training with other units in the Iraqi Army.
The Iraqi military has undergone a huge turn around. They have worked hard, and studied the training that has been offered, and their professionalism has served them well. As the members of the coalition have gotten to know the different units of the Iraqi Army, they have been successful in giving training and skills to perform their jobs.
The Iraqi platoon that has received the Recon training has been able to use the training in a number of recent raids. The further training of the Iraqi Army will continue, and the advanced training will be offered to individual units on a one by one basis.