Iraqi Army team training

Uploaded by soldiersmediacenter on 10.06.2011

Soldiers of the 4th Advise & Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division,
carry on their mission to train Iraqi Army troops.
Lieutenant Colonel John Cushing tells us about their work in Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center.
[Cushing] It's a 21-day plan where we go through squad training, platoon training,
company training, and then the battalion training that we're conducting right now.
Interspersed in that is every week we do a lot of leader training.
So we train the leaders as to what the classes are going to be for the following week.
[weapon fires] I think they enjoy getting out of the normal routine
of being put on different checkpoints, and they get an opportunity where in many cases
this is the first time that their battalion comes together in one team.
And we get to see all of our hard work culminate in one event
that allows us to feel good about when they leave the gate
that they are definitely better than when they first came to us.