Accession Number:

ADA592392

Title:

Training in the Fight: Experiences in Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Training a unit can be difficult even in a peaceful stateside setting. As the governments of Afghanistan and Iraq are stood up, however, our Soldiers are being tasked to train foreign soldiers in war zones. This presents special problems that need ingenious solutions. Issues such as culture and language are quickly apparent and must be dealt with. Other issues, such as leadership and equipment shortages, are not so easily managed. To combat these problems in Afghanistan, the United States Army has been sending Army National Guard Soldiers to act as embedded team trainers ETT for the Afghan National Army ANA. While these two-Soldier teams are primarily trainers, they also serve as advisors and liaisons for combat operations. These teams are supposed to be the link between coalition troops and the ANA, enabling the Afghans to take more responsibility for their own defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE