Wednesday, June 17, 2009
British forces to develop new Afghan Army training school
British forces in Afghanistan will take the lead in developing a new Combined Arms Training School which will provide training courses for the Afghan National Army (ANA.
Following agreement in Brussels yesterday, British forces, will lead the development of the multi-national training school to provide specialised courses for Afghan forces.
The UK will provide the strategic direction and doctrine for the school. ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) partners will assist in providing the personnel to deliver the training courses.
The school will provide essential 'train the trainer' courses across Afghanistan for junior officers, non-commissioned officers, infantry support weapons, armour and artillery training. This is an important new stage in the international NATO Training Mission for Afghanistan.