Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Tonya Gonzales, 123rd MPAD
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Allen D. Drew (left), site lead and contractor, CSC, as Brig. Gen. Steven L. Salazar, (right), commanding general of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, escorts Westphal and his staff to the Multi-cultural Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer (McMCIT) trailers here in Motorpark 7, April 12, 2011. The McMCIT, a cognitive training system and only one in the world, is designed to teach Soldiers to identify visual indicators of an IED, react to a suspected IED, and perform the necessary reporting after an IED incident in four languages: English, Polish, Bulgarian, and Romanian. The training system was developed as part of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates directive to support partnered nations to increase the effectiveness of Counter-IEDs, and funded by the Joint Improvised Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) for use by U.S and multinational forces.