Images: Afghan soldiers develop leadership during NCO academy [Image 1 of 9]
Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder
An interpreter and U.S. Marine Cpl. Jason Misener, a 21-year-old rifleman with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Embedded Training Team, and a native of Hackettstown, N.J., walk with Afghan National Army soldiers from 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, after examining the soldiers’ targets following a weapons calibration exercise during an ANA noncommissioned officer academy here, Jan. 25. Watson said the academy— the first-ever in Garmsir district — gave the Afghan NCOs an opportunity to develop their leadership skills based on the Marines’ guidance on “how to set the standard as an NCO.” During the academy, the Marines prepared their Afghan counterparts to lead physical training sessions, to account for and properly pack their gear, and conducted weapons handling and calibration exercises.
Date Posted:01.26.2012 13:10
Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELHI, AF