US advisers provide Afghan police valuable training
June 8, 2013
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Members of the Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Force Advise and Assist Team with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, trained a team of Afghan National Civil Order Police how to counteract improvised explosive devices at Patrol Base Pul-e-Alam, May 23.
"Today, we were focusing on counter improvised explosive devise; trying to minimize the effects of IEDs on Afghan and Coalition Forces," said Capt. Jason Imboden, a member of the Logar AUP SFAAT Team and a primary adviser for ANCOP.
The two-week training program focused on tactical skills such as entering and clearing rooms and mission planning.
"I think this particular training is a great idea," said Imboden. "I think that within a few months we are going to see the rewards of them being able to do more operations."
2nd Lt. Hamid Sayd Khaili, commander of the ANCOP supply company, said they are very happy. Before the training classes, his men didn't know how to check for IEDs, but now they'll be safe and will save lives when they go out on mission, he added.
"I'm very impressed with ANCOP," said Imboden. "They have a high level of discipline. They are very motivated. They are eager to learn. They participate well in training, and I look forward to training them for the next two weeks."