Accession Number:

ADA592590

Title:

Before Equipment and Training, There Must Be Engineering

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq MNSTC I has the mission to assist the Iraqi government in the development, organization, training, equipping, and sustaining of Iraqi Security Forces ISF and ministries capable of defeating terrorism and providing a stable environment in which representative government, individual freedom, the rule of law, and the free market economy can evolve and which, in time, will contribute to Iraq s external security and the security of the Gulf Region. None of this would be possible without facilities and the engineers it takes to plan, design, and construct them. Fortunately, MNSTC I has thought about that, even if it s only implied in the mission statement above. The engineer staff J-7 is ready to provide the facilities needed to stand up a national defense system for Iraq. Two separate sides of the J-7 execute these programs the Ministry of the Interior MOI, which is focused on the Iraqi Police IP, and the Ministry of Defense MOD, which is focused on the armed forces. Headquartered at Phoenix Base in Baghdad s International Zone, the J-7 facilitates a program that builds everything from ablution facilities to ranges. The MNSTC I J-7 supports the headquarters and subordinate transition teams by providing suitable and lasting infrastructure for the ISF by planning, budgeting, and executing an infrastructure program with coalition and Iraqi funding.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE