Training Requirements for U.S. Ground Forces Deploying in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Final audit rept.
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Our overall audit objective was to determine whether U.S. ground forces supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom received training necessary to meet operational requirements. Specifically, we determined whether requirements reflect the training necessary in the area of operation. This is the second in a series of reports addressing training for U.S. ground forces supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Combatant commanders are responsible for giving authoritative direction to subordinate commands and forces, while coordinating and approving the training necessary to carry out missions assigned to the command. U.S. Central Command requires that all personnel deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom be trained in 14 areas Country orientation Anti-terrorism Rules of engagement Rules for use of force Media awareness Weapons qualification Nuclear, biological, and chemical personal protective measures First aid Unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices Land navigation Combat lifesaver Combat stress and suicide prevention Regulatory briefings and Compliance with law of war and Geneva and Hague conventions. The Services incorporated the 14 theater-specific training areas into their predeployment and annual training requirements. In addition, the Services effectively used a variety of means, such as lessons learned and input from units, to update predeployment training exercises. As a result, the Services provided realistic, theater-inspired training for units deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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