• 101118-A-1121F-001.jpg - BAGHDAD - Peter Fischer, director of Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Intelligence and a resident Fairfax, Va., addresses Iraqi Army Intelligence school graduates, at Camp Taji Nov. 15. This class, of 305 students, was the first time Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers participated with Iraqi Army Soldiers at the school, and marked the successful integration of 37 RGB Soldiers into the program.

    37 RGB Soldiers graduate Intelligence School

    101118-A-1121F-001.jpg - BAGHDAD - Peter Fischer, director of Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Intelligence and a resident Fairfax, Va., addresses Iraqi Army Intelligence school graduates, at Camp Taji Nov. 15. This class, of 305 students, was the...

  • 101118-A-1121F-002.jpg - BAGHDAD - Director for Regional Guard Brigade Intelligence and Commandant of the Iraqi Army Intelligence School, Staff Brig. Gen. Abdul Khalek, presents gifts to distinguished visitors during a graduation ceremony for the school's specialty courses in Camp Taji, Nov. 15.

    37 RGB Soldiers graduate Intelligence School

    101118-A-1121F-002.jpg - BAGHDAD - Director for Regional Guard Brigade Intelligence and Commandant of the Iraqi Army Intelligence School, Staff Brig. Gen. Abdul Khalek, presents gifts to distinguished visitors during a graduation ceremony for the...

  • 101118-A-1121F-003.jpg - BAGHDAD - Peter Fischer, director of Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Intelligence and a resident Fairfax, Va., recognizes one of the top graduates of the Iraqi Army Intelligence School at Camp Taji, Nov. 15, during a graduation ceremony that marked the first time Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers were integrated into the school's training program.

    37 RGB Soldiers graduate Intelligence School

    101118-A-1121F-003.jpg - BAGHDAD - Peter Fischer, director of Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Intelligence and a resident Fairfax, Va., recognizes one of the top graduates of the Iraqi Army Intelligence School at Camp Taji, Nov. 15, during a...

  • 101118-A-1121F-004.jpg - BAGHDAD - Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers are now fully integrated with Iraqi Army Soldiers at the Iraqi Army Intelligence School at Camp Taji. A graduation ceremony at the school Nov. 15 marked the successful completion of the school's first class to contain RGB Soldiers.

    37 RGB Soldiers graduate Intelligence School

    101118-A-1121F-004.jpg - BAGHDAD - Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers are now fully integrated with Iraqi Army Soldiers at the Iraqi Army Intelligence School at Camp Taji. A graduation ceremony at the school Nov. 15 marked the successful completion of the...

  • 101118-A-1121F-005.jpg - BAGHDAD - An Iraqi Army Intelligence School graduate admires his certificate of completion following a graduation ceremony at Camp Taji, Nov. 15, that marked the successful integration of RGB Soldiers into the school's specialty courses.

    37 RGB Soldiers graduate Intelligence School

    101118-A-1121F-005.jpg - BAGHDAD - An Iraqi Army Intelligence School graduate admires his certificate of completion following a graduation ceremony at Camp Taji, Nov. 15, that marked the successful integration of RGB Soldiers into the school's...

BAGHDAD -Thirty-seven Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers successfully completed the Iraqi Army Intelligence School at Camp Taji Nov. 15.

The 37 RGB Soldiers accompanied 268 additional Iraqi Army Soldiers in graduation ceremonies capping off the first-ever class to jointly integrate RGB Soldiers jointly into intelligence training in the school's specialty courses.

"The purpose of the joint Regional Guard Brigade and Iraqi Army Intelligence training is to ensure that Regional Guard Brigade intelligence capabilities are interoperable with Iraqi Army Division Intelligence capabilities," said Peter Fischer, director, Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Intelligence, who oversees the school's training under the United States Forces-Iraq's joint partnership with the Iraqi Military.

Upon graduation, these students take with them the ability to exploit captured media; assemble analysis reports based on multiple sources; and an understanding of the fundamentals of terrain analysis and map reading. These skills are critical in fulfilling their mission of better informing operational commanders to assist them in making informed decisions.

Furthermore these graduates are expected to serve as role models for future students, with several more integrated training cycles set for January and February 2011 that are projected to produce an additional 100 noncommissioned officers and 30 officers. Of those courses, 16 percent of NCO class seats are reserved for RGB students and six percent for RGB officers.

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