Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Tonya Gonzales, 123rd MPAD
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Maj. James Hickman (left), deputy of Training Support Activity-Europe, gives a brief overview of the Multi-cultural Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer (McMCIT) here April 12, as Daniel W. Feazelle (center), chief, Regional Training Support Center - Grafenwoehr, observes. The McMCIT, a mobile system for CIED training - and the only one in the U.S. Army specifically designed for use by multinational partners, 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 Romania. 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.