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Old 07-13-2009   #3
Red Rat
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Great to have everyone on board!

By close of play today I will post on this forum the planned study day schedule for the brigade, cultural training plan and anything else that I think may be useful.

The brigade has considerable Iraq experience (last deployment 2008) but limited Afghanistan experience. Increasingly there is limited N. Ireland experience as well, and what there is is confined to Majors plus for officers and Command Sergeant Majors plus for ORs.

I think that our primary areas of weakness are:

COIN theoretical knowledge
Cultural knowledge and awareness - AFG specific
HQ procedures - specifically integration of and working with Host Nation Forces, OGD, IOs & NGOs
The whole Influence thing..........

End State: A bde well versed in COIN and trained to conduct operations amongst the people (and not around them).

More to follow.

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