Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
Senior leadership from the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division brief Patricia S. Bradshaw, the Under Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy, on Camp Taji, Iraq Sept. 23 about progress being made by the brigade's Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (EPRT). Bradshaw is directly responsible for the military surge manning of EPRTs and PRTs in Iraq to give the U.S. Department of State time to build up civilian manning for future EPRTs. Bradshaw took the time during her visit to talk with EPRT teams and review recent lessons learned. Bradshaw said she will use information from the lessons learned to assist follow-on team members in future Operation Iraqi Freedom rotations and to work out any challenges experienced during the initial surge.