Training courses for military personnel to participate in Afghanistan's NATO operations launched in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, September 2 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
An ISAF program to train Georgian military personnel to carry out international missions was launched in the Georgian armed forces' National Preparatory Center in Krtsanisi.
The Georgian Defense Ministry said that the 31st Infantry Battalion of the Georgian armed forces will undergo six months of intensive training. Afterwards, it will take part in NATO operations within the ISAF, headed by an expeditionary brigade of U.S. Marines.
The Georgian military personnel and a group of U.S. Marines will be trained for an operation to neutralize rebels under the leadership of military and advisory groups.
U.S. team leader, Colonel Scott Cottrell, and the Chief of Commanders' Staff of the Georgian ground forces, Vice-Colonel Johni Tatunashvili, spoke at the opening ceremony of the ISAF training course on September 2.
They wished success to the Georgian military personnel in training.
Colonel Cottrell praised the willingness of the Georgian military to contribute to security and peace in Afghanistan.
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