Sons Of Iraq Receive New Program Benefits
One of the best issues of success that has accompanied the overall success of the Iraqi war effort has been the ability to take the young men of Iraqi and work to keep them involved. One of the processes has been to sign them up for the Sons of Iraq, and to find different jobs for them.
The Sons of Iraqi civilian work and security force has become a regular element of the Iraqi Security force in its own right, training the young men of Iraq and helping them become and to stay engaged in defending and being involved in the active rebuilding of their own country.
The Sons of Iraq will be given a chance to learn trades, such as becoming an electrician, or a craftsman, or to become involved in the building trades.
Many U.S. military leaders did not want the SoIs, who are mostly military-aged males, to become unemployed, explained Major Timothy Reed, the military Civil affairs US Army officer of the 1st BCT, 4th Infantry division.
Col. Ted Martin, commander, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., explained that the Rashid district was one of the first areas in Iraq to transition the SoIs to the Government of Iraq. ?We transferred the SoIs in East Rashid to the 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, Oct. 5,? said Martin, who hails from Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
?We transferred the SoIs in West Rashid to the 5th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, Oct. 6.?
Using the Sons of Iraq in a variety of security and rebuilding modes has resulted in the young men staying vested, and having a job, and a paycheck. This gives the men an active chance to stay busy and to not go back or be tempted to become involved in illegal activity or members of the insurgency.