News: DCOM-SPO MTT celebrates successful transition
CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan – A significant milestone was achieved when the Afghan National Army General Staff G4 Mobile Training Team transitioned from International Security Assistance Force support to complete independence during a humble ceremony April 17 at Camp Phoenix, Kabul.
The operations section’s MTT, working for the deputy commander, support operations as part of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan mentored and facilitated the ANA General Staff G4 MTT. This provided the Afghan National Security Forces with an MTT capability to enable delivery of coalition, DCOM-SPO and NATO military logistics policy and structure across the country.
Accompanying the MTT on weeklong missions across Afghanistan to areas such as Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, Helmand, Herat and Bagram as well as on local training missions the G4 MTT needed to have a sound knowledge of the subject matter being taught, prior to learning how to plan and execute missions, lesson development and instructional techniques.
With an average class size ranging from 35 to 100 students, more than 600 personnel have been trained in logistics. With only two percent of students requiring additional instruction, the training curriculum and method of delivery can be considered a success.
Since taking on the responsibility for mobile logistics training, the ANA General Staff G4 MTT has successfully undertaken its first totally independent training mission to Bagram where it successfully trained 45 personnel. Their next mission is scheduled to be undertaken in Kabul with 40 students already expressing an interest in taking the course.
The DCOM-SPO MTT is now using the lessons learned and experience gained in training the ANA G4 MTT to provide assistance to the combat service support school in training ANSF cadre in order to advance self-sufficient ANSF CSS skills training. This cooperative effort will assist in producing a self-reliant ANSF that can meet its development goals in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and to provide for the enduring security and stability for the Afghan people.