JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Staff Maj. Gen. Muniem, Iraqi Army Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and Brig. Gen. Nabeel, EME deputy, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) here Tuesday, to observe U.S. military practices and processes for maintenance and repair parts sustainment operations.

Hosted by Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, 3d ESC commanding general, Muniem and Nabeel toured the Joint Base Balad consolidated supply support activity warehouse, 602nd Maintenance Company and the 3d ESC headquarters.

"There are many practices and processes that go into what we do as a military," Lally told his guests. "What we want to talk about today is how we help support what you want to do in the future."

During the visit, Muniem and Nabeel were given briefings which allowed them a more defined observation of U.S. logistics practices, which could assist the IA as they develop into a self-reliant security force that is capable of self-sustainment.

As a result of the visit, Muniem said he feels confident that he could take the information presented to him and apply it to his duties within the IA.

"It was very beneficial to learn how the U.S. Army handles their maintenance processes to include replacement parts, warehouses and maintenance depots," said Muniem. "I learned a lot today that I could use and would like to thank Brig. Gen. Lally and everyone who helped to make today possible."