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    Defense Distribution Center Commander visits Iraqi Army Logistics units at Taji

    Defense Distribution Center Commander Visits Iraqi Army General Truck Regiment

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Gary Hawkins | Brig. Gen. Peter J. Talleri, commander the Defense Distribution Center, Defense...... read more read more



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    215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    By SSG Gary Hawkins
    215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Brig. Gen. Peter J. Talleri, commander of Defense Distribution Center, stationed at New Cumberland, Pa., visited the Iraqi army's General Truck Regiment during a visit to Camp Taji, Iraq, Sept 21, 2008.

    Talleri met with Iraqi Col. Muhammad, commander of the General Transportation Regiment, where he was given an update on the progress of their capabilities and was briefed on the future campaign for improving Iraqi logistics capabilites.

    "We are continuing to strengthen the relationship between the Iraqi military force and the US military force. Helping them with their national supply and distribution capabilities," said Talleri.

    "We are working together, in a partnership, to build a bridge with our experts to grow the capability the Iraqi army wants. By utilizing our subject matter experts we are able to establish an effective system together with them that is working well," continued Talleri.

    It was the general's belief that the Iraqis have a lot to gain by working with their US military partners. That they are becoming a better, more effective military force and was convinced when he came back in six months that he was going to see an operation that is quite different than it is today.

    "The most important thing I saw today was their eagerness, aggressiveness and excitement to work with the US military partners," stated Talleri. "The warfighter in the foxhole needs the support and we are helping them do it in the most efficient and effective manner and they do it in defense of their Nation."



    Date Taken: 09.22.2008
    Date Posted: 09.22.2008 06:07
    Story ID: 23984
    Location: IQ

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