Combat Logistical Patrol Academy Held
There are many different groups that serve with the Coalition, but none are as hard working as the Romanian Infantry Soldiers. The Romanian Infantry has been part of the coalition effort since the very first days; they stepped forward and began to help from the very first months of the coalition.
The Infantry soldiers of the Romanian coalition attended the 7th Special Troop Battalion Logistical Combat Patrol Academy. The training was part of the Humvee Egress Assistance Training and Masters Training program.
The basis of the program is to provide training for soldiers to be ready for whatever they may face in Iraq. “We let the Romanian Infantry soldiers practice their training and tactical procedures, and give them experience with IED and other explosives,” said Chief Warrant Officer Ryan Dowling.
Chief Warrant Dowling is the CLP Academy Officer in charge.
The Romanian “Black Wolves” have demonstrated their enthusiasm and bravery for the mission, and they also have worked hard to become familiar with the different equipment including the Coalition Humvee vehicles.
The overall impression of the Romanian “Black Wolves” soldiers at the CLP academy upon the staff there was very positive.
“These are true professional soldiers, they are very mission oriented, and they will be very successful in their coalition related tasks as they understand how IED’s are built and operate,” said Master Sergeant Harvey Thomas.
MSgt Thomas is the CLP Non commissioned Officer in charge of enlisted personnel at the CLP academy.